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Orthodox Easter

Published 16 April 2021
The Market has everything you need for a perfect Easter feast!

This year Orthodox Easter falls on Sunday 2 May and is usually celebrated with a festive meal for family and friends.

Delicious foods such as tsoureki, dyed eggs and traditional sweet Greek biscuits are often served on the day and at a midnight church service traditional Lambada candles are lit.

At the Market you can find all of these at Rita's Coffee and Nuts; Steve's Deli and Vangeli's Deli and even red, green and blue dye sachets to create colourful eggs at home to mark the occasion.

Potatoes

Georgie’s Harvest has 20 different varieties in stock straight from Victorian farmers, including the favourite of Jamie Oliver - Maris Piper potatoes.

Lambada candles are in stock at Steve's Deli and Vangeli's Deli.

Lamb 

Visit our butchers for succulent Easter lamb. You'll find a vast array of cuts from at our butchers; Hagen's Organic Meat SupplyKirkpatricks MeatsRalph's Meat Company and Tony's Meat Supply.

Seafood

A traditional 40 day lent, during which meat and dairy products are substituted with plentiful amounts of fish and seafood is observed prior to Easter Sunday. Visit South Melbourne Seafoods, The Fish Shoppe and Aptus Seafood for fresh and locally sourced seafood.

Sweets

Our delis also stock baklava and other traditional Greek sweets. Try Emerald Deli, or Flour Patisserie for a modern twist with ice-cream. Or maybe you could try making your own with our baklava recipe.

Our Spice Merchants Gerwurzhaus have a sensational chocolate Easter Babka recipe too which will go down a treat!

If you'd like to try some of the Greek dishes served at Easter or throughout the year, head to our traders in the Deli Aisle and Food Hall.

There you'll find olives, cheeses, preserved vegetables, bite-size pastries, dips and bread for appetisers along with take-home meals such as moussaka. 

Happy Orthodox Easter to our community of shoppers and traders!