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Melbourne is home to the best paella outside Spain
Written by
Cassidy Knowlton

No trip to the South Melbourne Market is complete without copping an eyeful of Simply Spanish's huge, mouth-watering pans of paella. A quick and delicious lunch or dinner, the paella is part of what makes eating at the market so special (and for those north of the river, there is also a Queen Victoria Market and Bourke Street location). 

And it's not just Melburnians who are enamoured of Simply Spanish's paella. Chef and owner Leno Lattarulo travelled to Valencia a few weeks ago to pit Simply Spanish's paella against the best in the world at the Concurso Internacional de Paella (International Paella Competition). He's come back with a smile on his face, because Simply Spanish's paella was judged to be the best paella outside Spain. 

So if you don't have lunch plans today, maybe a bit of award-winning paella would be rice. Er, nice. 

It's not just paella – Melbourne is also home to Oceania's best pizza. If you want other lunch options, we've got you covered there too.

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