Melbourne Central Shopping day and Gumbo Kitchen

by newintstudents


Melbourne central has a VIP shopping day once in a while and it is always full of sales and people. This year they advertised their sales one day before the event. But many people still came for the live bands and stuff.This year’s theme was winter fashion and so Melbourne Central had many free fashion workshops and makeovers. They even had a beuaty bar where people were styled for free. There was heaps of free alcohol after 5pm. Here’s what happened throughout the day.
1) Masterfoods stall
Here they were offering free samples of food for All to try. They have their new sauces in stock which is Chilli Con carne and Tandoori. You can purcahse them at Coles for $2.50 a pop. They were both salty. But I liked the Chilli Con carne one better.

2) Gumbo Kitchen
The Gumbo Kitchen was a pop up truck in Knox Lane. They are based in Northcote and are usually around during dinner time, hence I did not get the chance to try it until now. They were really busy at 12pm when I got there. I think everyone was sick of the Melbourne Central food court and decided to try something different after reading many good things about the truck. Here they did massive meals for $11-$15 and I loved their Po Boy. The Po Boy is a big New Orleans style sandwich. Here they have pickles, sauce, cheese, lettuce and a big serving of seafood or meat. Its just like a hamburger except its more fancy and American.  They should be around Melbourne’s CBD more often as I think people would really enjoy this, rather than the stodgy food that is offered in the city. I think Big Fil did try this before in Brunswick and I can why he enjoyed it. I was a bit too full to try their dessert though and I wanted some room to try some other things offered at the Centre.

3) Bits and bobs.
After lunch I walked around and saw many things such as cute dogs and signs. I also tried the tea at Oriental House and T2 for free.
They did offer showbags, but they ran out early on and I didn’t get one.
There was free fariy floss at Glue but I wasn’t in the mood.
4) Snag stand
You can read about my previous visits here. There was a free barbecue going on. But here I got to sample some of the currywurst sausages for free and loved the flavour. But it was a bit cold from being out for too long. Yum!!!
5) Coffee Masterclass.
We got to try out lots of coffee here and it ran from 5:30pm-6:30pm. I wasn’t really wowed by the coffee and besides I’m a morning person who loves their coffees in the morning and not at night. Sigh. But I did get a 50c off the purchase of a regular coffee voucher for Melbourne Central.

Thanks Melbourne central for putting on such a great day. Hope to see you soon. How about a week for the new international students in July, called O’week?

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