Dandenong Market Specials

The latest specials available until Tuesday 28 February
Royal gala apples: $2.49 a kilo

Originating in New Zealand in the 1930’s, Royal Gala apples were finally introduced to the Australian orchards in the early 1980’s. With a dense firm flesh and sweet flavour, they are perfect for school lunchboxes, in salads, and great for baking in pies and sauces.

From Herai Fruit and Veg (ST5 / ST9, Fruit and Veg)

Pineapple: $2.99 each

Used in many cuisines throughout the world, pineapples can be eaten raw, cooked, or canned in its own juices. Great in fruit salads, desserts, Asian cooking (such as sweet and sour pork) used as a topping for pizza or best eaten in chunks on its own. So, how do you eat your pineapple?

From Herai Fruit and Veg (ST5 / ST9, Fruit and Veg)

Asparagus: 3 bunches for $5 or $2 a bunch

Did you know that each asparagus spear has only 4 calories and contains no fat or cholesterol? Packed with lots of nutrients and minerals this super veggie can be served hot or cold, added to stir-fry’s , pies, quiches, omelettes, salads, pizza or enjoy on its own.

From Trang Ngo (S01, Fruit and Veg)

Dragon fruit: 3 for $5 or $2 each

Ever wondered what to do with dragon fruit? This exotic fruit with its hot pink & magneta hues, and juicy, mildly sweet flesh filled with edible black seeds can be eaten fresh, used in a fruit salad or smoothie or why not try a refreshing drink made from crushed dragon fruit, water and lime juice.

From Trang Ngo (S01, Fruit and Veg)

Wombok (Chinese cabbage): $2.49 each

For a quick and easy side dish or meal, stir fry ginger, garlic and chilli in a heated wok for around one minute, then add shredded wombok, stock and soy sauce. Stir-fry for 3 minutes or until wombok is wilted. Delicious.

From Rainbow Fruit (R04-05, Fruit and Veg)

Virginia Ham: $9.99 a kilo

Make every day delicious with shaved Virginian ham. Serve with melon and prosecco or add to sandwiches and omelettes, toasties and platters. Great for lunchboxes or to enjoy on its own. How do you like your ham?

From Nesh’s Corner Deli (M24, Meat, Fish & Deli)

Vanilla slice: $4 each or purchase with a small coffee: $6

Head into Café Valentina and tantalise your tastebuds with one of their scrumptious vanilla slices consisting of a layer of vanilla custard or cream between two layers of pastry. This divine cake also known as Mille Feuille or Napoleon is a slice of heaven.

From Café Valentina by Melba Coffee (N01, Meat, Fish & Deli)

Chickpeas: $3 a cone or $4 for a tub.

Indulge your tastebuds with an authentic selection of Sri Lankan street foods including Devilled chicken, Street curry combo, Hoppers (bowl shaped pancakes), Lamprais, Kothu Roti and these delicious mouth-watering chickpeas. Made with red onion, curry leaves, mustard seeds and chilli, they are a great as an accompaniment or on their own as a snack.

From Piqniq Hut (Market Square)

Vegie Plate (hommous, tabouli,1 kibbi, 1 vine leaf, 2 falafels and bread): only $9

For the tastiest falafel around, you can't go past the "King of Falafel". Specialising in Falafel, Meat Kibbi, Vegetarian Kibbi, Salads and Dips (including Tabouli and Hommus). You won’t be disappointed.

From King of Falafel (Market Square)

Orchids pots: $15 each or 2 for $25

Did you know that there are more than 25,000 documented orchid species throughout the world? The size of orchids depends on the species. They can be tiny as a coin or extremely large, weighing couple of hundred pounds. Interesting!

From J & E Flowers (V05, Fruit and Veg)

Dahlia’s: $5 a bunch

Did you know that these delightful flowers were a favourite at the court of Queen Victoria, or that Marie Antoinette fell head over heels for dahlias when they were first introduced into Europe? The beautiful dahlia flower is used for flower arrangements to celebrate love and marriage and is a symbol of a commitment and bond that lasts forever.

From Indris Zekirija Flowers (X03, Market Square)

Lisianthus flowers: $7 a bunch or 2 bunches for $12

This soft romantic Lisianthus flower native to the American prairies comes in a variety of colours including pink, purples and whites. These stunning blooms are suggested to represent old fashioned values, calming thoughts and congeniality. Add to arrangement, bouquets or corsages.

From J & E Flowers (V05, Fruit and Veg)

Fumare crackling scented candles: $9.50 each (were $12) or 2 for $18

Enjoy the delightful scent of these beautiful jar candles. With a bamboo nature wick, and emitting a cracking sound like a campfire these soothing candles have 3.5 hours burning time, are smokeless and and lead free.

From Australian Natural Soaps (B01-02, The Bazaar)

Microwavable heat packs: $20 each (normally $25)

Great for pain and stress relief, or easing of muscle tightness, these reusable heat packs with hot and cold clay therapy and non-toxic ingredients are a must for any sports injury, migraines or headaches, sprains or bruises.

From Medi Heat Packs & Healthcare (B20-21, The Bazaar)

Pro club beanies: $20 each

With the cold weather soon approaching (or if you’re in Melbourne, you’ve already had a dose of it ) you can’t go past these stylish beanies. Available with stylish 3D stitching, soft rib knit and stretchy fabric for comfort.

From Old School Store (A15-16, The Bazaar)

Pro club t shirts: Adults: $20 / Kids: $15

We just love these pro club t-shirts. These stylish and hip designer street wear tees are available in adult, kids and infant sizes.

From Old School Store (A15-16, The Bazaar)