Refugee and Migrant Powered Pop-up Market in Melbourne

Welcome Merchant is Holding a Pop-up Market in Thornbury

Support refugee entrepreneurs and find a Mother’s Day gift at the same time!

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Welcome Merchant is holding a special pop-up market at the Bridge Darebin Arts Hub and Community Hall in Thornbury on Sunday, May 1, 2022. With Mother’s Day the following week, why not pop in and pick up a gift, or just come to meet the makers below and try some delicious food. There will also be live music starting from noon!

Beit e’Shai

Rasha Tayeh draws on her ancestral knowledge of traditional Arabic Medicine and Palestinian herbalism for this Melbourne based online apothecary and teahouse. All teas and tisanes are handmade using 100% natural blends from certified organic ingredients

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Trio Pastry Sweets and Nuts

This Carlton based cafe serves incredible sweets like pistachio Wardaat, delicious semolina cake and baklava. Delicious with coffee on an Autumn morning!

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Tuka Tuka Kothuroti Man

Niro will be serving up his legendary Kothu Roti. If you haven’t tried this popular Sri Lankan Street food dish yet, you are totally missing out. Imagine taking a roti and flamboyantly chopping it up on a grill with all kinds of herbs, spices, veggies and meat mixing together in the heat. Yum!

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Kunafeh House

Palestinian-owned Preston based dessert haven, Kunafeh House, has a reputation for making one of the tastiest and most authentic Kunafeh Nabulsiyeh around. This is a traditional Arab dessert that originated in the Palestinian city of Nablus. Can you think of anything dreamier than a layer of melted soft cheese topped with fine semolina dough (Kunafeh Na’ama) or alternatively with thin string pastry (Kunafeh Khishnah)? We can’t!

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Donde Mama

Verena is a Colombian cook and caterer in Melbourne, who is supported by her daughter Juliana. They will be serving all kinds of Colombian treats on market day; bring the kids and try something new.

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Melbourne Pop-up Market

Sunday, May 1

10 am to 4 pm

Bridge Darebin Arts Hub & Community Hall

99 Leinster Grove, Thornbury VIC 3071

Tickets from $5 with $2 going to Foodbank to help flood-affected victims in Northern NSW and Queensland. Buy tickets here or at the door

Donate directly to Foodbank here

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