Those with a need for knick-knacks will be in their element with a visit to Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Markets, a bustling outdoor hub with an item, souvenir or meal to suit every taste, and a true showcase of the city's ethnic diversity. This is the literal "Queen" of all markets and the vibrant, exciting mix of cultures of Melbourne can be discovered here, with a variety of foods and other goods from all corners of the Earth on offer. The markets also serve as a great place for breakfast or lunch, and you’ll likely be able to grab yourself a meal from some far-reaching country for an entirely reasonable price that makes for a nice change of pace from the typical “dine-in cafe” experience that is most popular in Melbourne. You don’t have to be a visitor to the city to enjoy the markets, either; local Melbournians love the market as it's a great place to pick up fresh fruit and groceries which you can stock up on if you are planning to stay in the city for several days. The Queen Victoria Markets operate on the Corner of Elizabeth and Victoria Streets, on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (6am-3pm), Saturday (6am-4pm), Sunday (9am-4pm) each week.