Update: Non-food vendors have shut down for the moment (although you can still shop some of them online), but food traders are still open for business. You can shop in person while observing social distancing rules, or to speed things up, use the call and collect service. Just note that you'll have to order and pick up from each stall separately.
Every motherloving spice, seed and grain from Afghanistan to India and Ethiopia is available for sale at Dandenong Market, which is without doubt Melbourne’s most culturally diverse food market. Load up on banana blossoms and traditional Turkish lokma (fried dough balls soaked in sugar syrup), chuck a few sacks of basmati in your boot and make out like a bandit with change to spare. You’ll feel like Marco Polo.