Southside just got a regular market full of top-notch grub.

Over 40 street food vendors are setting-up shop at Hank Marvin Market, a new street food market happening every Saturday at Alma Park in St Kilda East.

Transforming parks into a hub of fresh produce, food trucks and street food stalls, you've got to wonder: who is Hank? More than just a man, Hank Marvin draws on British Cockney slang for 'starving' — and quite rightly so, as Melburnians always seem to be hankering for their next good bite.

Founder Paul Wesolek spent years working the market food scene in London, and now he's back to highlight the best of Melbourne's street food vendors — those who are committed to responsible farming methods, seasonality and quality — as well as 20 local traders selling design and fine craft goods.

Old favourites Overdosa, Hammer & Tong, Happy Camper Pizza and the Little Mushroom Co. will be there, along with artisan doughnuts from Cobb Lane Bakery and traditional wood-fired bagels from Shtetl Bagels.

A pop-up dining hall will provide plenty of shelter from the elements and an outdoor bar servicing boutique beer, wine and cider will keep punters' pipes clear.

Rustle up the whole crew, or just Jack Jones, as this market is showcasing some community minded stalls too, like Seven Women, who are supporting marginalised women in Nepal by selling clothing entirely produced from recycled saris.

Hank Marvin will run every Saturday from August 1 from 9am-3pm.

Published on July 26, 2015 by Kayla Larson

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