Your guide to the very best of Preston

Mar 14, 2022 Lifestyle

If you’re someone who loves to live where they eat, Preston may be the place you need to call home. We take a look at some of the best local spots to eat and drink.

Preston is one of Melbourne’s most vibrant and bustling multicultural food pockets.

Take a stroll down High St and you’ll find an eatery to satisfy all your food cravings. From Sunday yum cha to your morning coffee and biscotti, Preston has you covered.

If you’re feeling a little stumped by all the delicious choices after moving into your Due North apartment, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite places to eat and drink in 3072.

Pausa Pranzo

When you can’t go to Italy for a panino, the next best thing you can do is visit Pausa Pranzo in Preston. This lunch spot ticks all the boxes for those seeking authentic Italian food in Melbourne’s north with its selection of panino sandwiches and homemade pasta.

You can dine in, take out or even pick up a few Italian grocery staples to fill your brand-new pantry at Due North.

If you want to upskill in the kitchen, Pausa Pranzo also regularly hosts pasta master classes to inspire your inner chef.

The Preston Market

A cultural institution since 1970, Preston Market is your one-stop shop for your weekly groceries.

As well as offering visitors plenty of fresh produce, meat, seafood and deli goods, Preston Market also has a variety of cafés, flower stalls, specialty grocers and of course piping hot jam doughnuts. It’s the ultimate Saturday morning destination, just a three-minute drive from our Due North apartments.

Preston Market also hosts regular events, workshops and live music for you and your family to enjoy.

Gold Leaf

If you’re celebrating a milestone or simply searching for an excuse to get your friends together, then a visit to Gold Leaf is a must.

This popular yum cha spot never disappoints, and its menu has something for everyone. Just be sure you book in advance and bring your appetite.

Planning to kick-on afterwards? We’ve done the guesswork for you. Check out our top list of bars in and around Preston.

Stray Neighbour

Stray Neighbour is a hospitality chameleon, because depending on what time of the day you visit, it’s your local bakery, coffee shop, bar or eatery.

This versatile venue is a local favourite for many reasons. Some love Stray Neighbour’s freshly baked bread, while others can’t go past their set menu steak night.

Whether you prefer to dine in with a booking or pop in for a cocktail and charcuterie board, Stray Neighbour has you covered.

Arepa Days

Switch up your breakfast and coffee routine with a visit to South American café Arepa Days.

It’s easy to guess the highlight here is the fresh arepas, which are fried cornmeal patties served with or without toppings.

The menu offers arepas with chorizo, pulled beef, black beans and guacamole to name a few. Also, on the menu you’ll find a selection of rice bowls and empanadas. And coffee. Really good coffee.

If you’re looking to make the move Northside, find out more about our available apartments at Due North today.

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