Doughnut festival returns to Queen Victoria Market

Brendan Rees

From all things sugary and deep-fried, doughnut-lovers are in for some good ol’ hole-some fun at the Queen Victoria Market.

The Doughnut Festival returns on June 4 and June 5 in a weekend celebration dedicated to the world’s most popular treat.

For sweet-tooths, there will be jam-filled doughnuts, cinnamon sprinkled doughnuts, sugar-dusted doughnuts, chocolate-oozing doughnuts, and even vegan and gluten-free doughnuts, among many others.

For those preferring savoury dishes, there will be a special spaghetti donut from Pasta Face.

Local and market favourites offering a line-up of mouth-watering doughnuts include The American Doughnut Kitchen, Bistro Morgan Bakehouse, OMG Decadent Donuts, Pasta Face, Short Stop Melbourne, Churro Kitchen and St. Gerry’s.

QVM CEO Stan Liacos said they were expecting a great family-friendly event which was one to “do-nut miss”.

“This and the many other events that we and our partners are staging, and the full return now of our famous Wednesday night markets, are all part of our plan to help the market and Melbourne city bounce back,” he said.

“The past two years were tough. Our focus is now on recovery. It’s time to have a doughnut, or three, have a bit a fun, and support Melbourne’s market.”

There will also be roving performances and a giant inflatable doughnut to take a photo with to celebrate the occasion.

The festival runs from 9am to 4pm at the rear of K and L Sheds, Queen Victoria Market. Entry is free. •

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