Dandenong Market – National Burger Day – Melbourne 

**Full Burger List & Prices Below

Melbourne’s first Pizza Burger and Shake Burger to make their debut at one of Victoria’s oldest markets

Melbourne’s most loved burger party is back for one-day only at Dandenong Market on Sunday 27 May to celebrate National Burger Day.

For one delicious day, 21 of the market’s vendors are turning burger mad and will offer their own limited-edition burgers. Running from the savoury to sweet – representing a host of different cuisines – these clever creations will take anyone’s burger obsession to the next level.

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Burger lovers have the opportunity to munch on Melbourne’s first ever pizza burger from Dandy Pizza (two Margherita pizzas as ‘buns’, with a beef patty, cheese, fresh sliced tomato, spinach and homemade sauce), bite into Thela Indian Street Food’s Indian Stack Burger (rice pancake buns, vegetable samosas, cheese, avocado and lamb keema), chomp into Market Tavern’s Schnitzel Burger (2 chicken parma ‘buns’, fried egg, tomato and lettuce) or jump on the charcoal trend with the Charcoal Burger.

Market goers will be able to indulge in a sweet tooth’s dream with over seven dessert burgers. After the success at last year’s Burger Day, Dandee Donuts will be recreating their Tim Tam burger: Tim Tam, jam sauce and cream inside two steaming hot Dandee Donuts. A Lamington Burger, a Donut Ice-cream Burger and another Melbourne first – The Monster Burger Shake: a smoothie topped with a cinnamon donut, chocolate sponge, strawberries, toffee, white chocolate syrup and whipped cream – will all be on offer.

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The burger royalty who have an adventurous appetite can take part in the professional burger eating competition and demolish The Double Chompster:a 900-gram burger including 5 burger buns, 8 beef patties, 8 cheese slices, bacon rashers, onions, pickles, ketchup, mustard and BBQ sauce. The burger has been created by Instagram food sensation and burger faithful Riley ‘Chompamatic’ Murphy (@chompamatic) for Dandenong Market’s burger specialist, The Grill. If contestants conquer this, they have the chance to win $500.

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 Briony Walker, Marketing Manager at Dandenong Market, says Dandenong Market will play host to Melbourne’s biggest burger party in 2018 with more than 25,000 people expected to attend.

“After the success of last year’s Burger Day celebrations, we and the stall holders knew we had to step it up a notch; and with double the amount of traders this year, no one will go hungry!

“This free, community event has something to offer for everyone – from pizza lovers to ice-cream lovers – all in the shape of a burger,” Walker said.

Visitors can have their Dandenong Market ‘Burger Passport’ stamped at each participating trader and go into the running to win $500 in Dandenong Market vouchers. Each stamp counts as a separate entry, so conquer all 25 limited- edition burgers and get 25 entries to win big.

To top off the mouth-watering festivities, The Grill will also be giving away unlimited burgers for one year. Enter via Dandenong Market’s Facebook page and go in the draw to treat your friends for 12 burger-endless months.

Event Information

What: National Burger Day at Dandenong Market
Date: Sunday 27th May
Time: 10am – 3pm
Where: Dandenong Market, Corner Clow and Cleeland Streets, Dandenong Cost: Free Entry

Dandenong Market: dandenongmarket.com.au


**Information & Images Courtesy of Dandenong Market/Supplied by Kate & Co. Publicity & Events – Claudia Hackworth

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Connie Lambeth

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The Chompster ($20)

From The Grill (VN5A in Market Square). Love a burger challenge? The Grill have teamed up with Insta-famous burger aficionado Chompamatic to create a four level burger featuring 3 burger buns, 4 beef patties, 4 cheese slices, 2 bacon rashers, onions, ketchup, mustard and BBQ sauce. Finish it and we’ll give you a trophy. No really, we actually will. Come and sit on our Burger Stage and take your time indulging in this obscenely amazing limited edition burger. It’s a beast but it can be tamed.

Rhi-diculous Kiwi Surf n Turf ($24)

From NZ Street Food (W4 in the Meat, Fish and Deli). This mammoth burger includes four pieces of fried bread with scotch filet steak, mussel fritta, battered fish, slow cooked pork, fried egg, coleslaw, salad, sauce, topped by a battered hot dog.

Indian Stack Burger ($14)

From Thela Indian Street Food (L05 Market Square) featuring rice pancake buns, vegetable samosa, cheese, avocado, your choice of chick pea or lamb keema, tomato chutney and mint chutney, all topped by paui paui shells. Dietary information: vegetarian, vegan (by request), halal.

The Cupcake Burger ($5)

From Melina’s Bakery & Larder (M14 in the Meat, Fish and Deli Hall). The Cupcake Burger looks just like a real burger, but is all cupcake! The ‘bun’ is a halved vanilla cupcake and the patty is a chocolate ganache brownie. The ‘cheese’ and ‘lettuce’ are icing and the ‘sauce’ is jam. Dietary information: vegetarian.

Pizza Burger ($15)

From Dandy Pizza (VN7 in Market Square). Because pizza lovers have been neglected in the burger game for two long. Merging two icons of the takeaway scene together, dandy Pizza have created the Pizza Burger with two margherita pizzas as the “buns”, with a beef patty, cheese, fresh sliced tomato, spinach, herbs and a homemade sauce. Dietary information: halal.

The Donut Tim Tam Burger ($2)

From Dandee Donuts (VN1 Market Square) The Donut Burger from Dandee Donuts is as simple as it is delicious. Take a steaming hot Dandee Donut and add, jam sauce, cream and a Tim Tam ‘patty’ which gently melts into a soft chocolate goo as you eat it.

Donut Ice-cream Burger ($8.50)

Café Valentina (N1 in the Meat, Fish and Deli Hall). Your choice of Nutella donut, jam donut or custard donut with two scoops of vanilla ice-cream and marshmallows, topped with Hersheys chocolate sauce. Dietary information: vegetarian.

Chicken Satay Burger ($10)

From Sataylicious (W03 in the Meat, Fish & Deli Hall). This original take on the burger features yellow rice buns and chicken stay meat, with cucumber, pickled carrot, peanut sauce and fried shallots. With prawn cracker ‘chips’. Dietary information: dairy free, halal.

Fish & Chip Burger ($10)

From Dandy Burek (VN5 in Market Square). We’re turning fish and chips on its head by creating the reconstructed fish and chip burger featuring two flake patties, chips with tartar sauce and cheese.

The Churros Burger ($7)

From 18 Grams (VN02 in Market Square). This modern take on the classic Spanish dessert is what deep-fried dreams are made of. The buns are two delicious patties made of curled churros. And the ‘patty’ is another curled churros coated in melted chocolate. All topped with icing sugar.

The Schnitzel Burger ($15)

From Market Tavern (Container 1, The Terrace). Always choosing between a schnitzel and burger? Why not both? The Schnitzel Burger features 2 crumbed chicken parma ‘buns’, a fried egg, pineapple, beetroot, tomato and lettuce. Dietary information: halal.

The Eggplant Burger ($10)

From Market Tavern (Container 1, The Terrace). The Burger that vegans can eat! This delicious healthy burger features two eggplant slices for the ‘buns’, tomato, lettuce, beetroot and onion. Non-vegans can add an optional fried egg. Dietary info: vegan (without fried egg), vegetarian, dairy-free, halal.

Triple B Burger ($7.99)

From Perfect Coffee (P10 in The Pantry). If a French patisserie and confectionary factory collided, it would look like this burger: the Triple B! Featuring three brioche bun, this burgher includes lashings of whipped cream, dollops of Nutella, marshmallows and M&Ms.

Crispy Coconut Roti Burger ($12)

From PiqNiqHut (L8-9 in Market Square). Two crispy coconut roti ‘buns’ with tandoori chicken, tomato, cos lettuce, yoghurt and mint sauce. With your choice of fried tapioca chip or pappadum. Dietary information: halal.

The Monster Burger Shake ($12)

From Market Tavern (Container 1, The Terrace). For when you need to combine your love of burgers and smoothies! Your choice of smoothie topped by a cinnamon donut, chocolate sponge, strawberries, pineapple, kiwi fruit, toffee, fondant, white chocolate syrup and whipped cream.

The Potato Cake Burger ($8.50)

From Dandelicious Café (P17-18 in The Pantry). No, not a potato cake in a bun. Potato cakes ARE the bun. Yep, two delicious, crispy potato cakes as burger ‘buns’, with a veggie patty, lettuce, tomato and oozy aioli. Dietary information: halal, vegetarian.

Charcoal Burger ($8)

From TaZa (M23 in the Meat, Fish and Deli hall). The hot trend of charcoal buns has arrived at Dandenong Market! This intriguing burger features succulent marinated beef burger patties, tomato, lettuce, red onion and melted cheese in this distinctive charcoal bun. Dietary information: halal.

Gummi Burger ($2.50 for a bag of 12)

From Dandenong Market Confectionery (P6 in the The Pantry). Made from sugar, glucose Syrup and gelatin.

The Falafel Burger $8

From King Of Falafel (L6, Market Square). This delicious falafel burger is beautifully bright and absolutely mouth-watering. Featuring falafels made from chick peas and broad beans, lettuce, tomato and pickles. Dietary info: Vegetarian, vegan, halal.

The Kofte Burger ($8)

From King Of Falafel (L6, Market Square). Full of fresh herbs and spices, kofte has always been delicious. Now we’ve made it even better! This delicious burger from King of Falafel features kofte made from lamb mince, onion, tomato, spice and parsley, and is topped with lettuce, tomato, cheese and your choice of tomato, BBQ or Tahini sauce. Dietary information: Halal.

The BurGembira $1

From One Dollar Kueh (U2 in The Pantry). This delicious ‘burgembira’ features anchovies, cucumber, salad and hot sauce. All in a delicious bun.

Chinese-style Hamburger ($7.50)

From San San Dumpling House (L12 in Market Square). Handmade Chinese burger bun with slow cooked pulled pork, spring onion, coriander and rich-stewed meat sauce. You can also choose handmade Chinese burger bun with slow cooked pulled pork, lettuce, onion and rich-stewed meat sauce.

Lamington Burger ($5)

From Baker Boys (P14 in The Pantry). This old-timey Aussie classic is getting a burger makeover! Featuring two lamington ‘buns’, we’re keeping it classic with a ‘patty’ of fresh vanilla cream, strawberries and kiwi fruit.

Bagel Burger ($10.50)

From Dandelicious Café (P17-18 in The Pantry). This cross between brekkie and a burger is the ultimate for brunch fans. The bagel burger features a fresh  bagel bun with a fried egg patty, bacon, lettuce, tomato, pickle, mayonnaise and onion.

Kebab Burger ($5)

From Fat Kebabs (U3 in The Pantry). Love burgers but you just gotta indulge in that classic kebab taste? The kabab burger features adana kebabı:  a long, hand-minced meat kebab grilled on a metal skewer above burning charcoal. With lettuce, tomato, pickles and all smothered in mayonnaise.

About Dandenong Market

Dandenong Market is a busy and bustling market full of sights and delights and offers a taste for every season and a treasure in every stall. At Dandenong Market you can get insider tips from our expert traders, score amazing bargains and source fresh seasonal produce all year round. From cherries to churros, spices to saris and roses to rugs, we’re the ultimate destination for good value and new discoveries. Dandenong Market is a much-loved local icon and one of the oldest markets in Victoria. The Market is the centre of community life and celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2016.

Why love your local market?

• Founded in 1866, Dandenong Market is one of Melbourne’s oldest and largest markets • Dandenong Market has over 5.4 million visitors through its doors every year
• Dandenong Market provides over 1,100 people with employment
• Dandenong Market has 200 market stalls

Dandenong Market trading hours:

Tuesday: 7am – 4pm (The Bazaar opens at 8am)
Friday: 7am – 5pm (The Bazaar opens at 8am & closes at 4pm)

Saturday: 7am – 4pm (The Bazaar opens at 8am)

Sunday: 10am – 3pm (doors open at 9am)