Melbourne

The Best Non-Boring Gifts You Can Get Delivered in Melbourne

What's your dream bouquet made of?

Since 2020, we all have a new appreciation for the magic of home delivery. Not only do you not have to miss out on your favourite local products, but it also allows you to support small businesses, which has never been so important in a post-covid economy.

Also, if you’re like us and sometimes forget important occasions due to the business of daily life, same-day delivery can be a real life-saver.

Here are our favourite places that offer fun deliveries in Melbourne.

@goldelucks_au

Goldeluck’s

Goldeluck’s delivers boxes of doughnuts, with everything from a Nutella doughnut bouquet, to vegan Valentine’s doughnuts, to giant Nutella and rocher cronuts for literally any occasion. Whether it’s for a birthday, a lover, or just a little note to say thank you, no one has the power to resist doughnuts, especially when they’re boxed and wrapped beautifully.
You can browse endless options on their website. Goldeluck’s can do same-day delivery in Melbourne for these products.

Ox Rabbit

Fancy having brownies, cakes, biscuits, and more sweet treats delivered to your door same day? Ox Rabbit has a range of baked goods ready to delivery to mum this Mother’s Day if you’re planning on getting her sorted last-minute. Place your order by Friday 6 May for delivery by Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day treats include the Mother’s Day Brownie Selection Box, the Queen Brownie Slab, Mother’s Day Box, and much more.

Order from Ox Rabbit here.

@the_indoor_plant_co

The Indoor Plant Co

Plants are the gift that keep on giving. Born on the inspiration that plants continue to grow past any actual occasion, The Indoor Plant Co delivers a plant of your choice in a beautiful ceramic pot. With sustainability at their core, they even use Australian-designed and sustainably sourced wrapped paper. They also offer add-ons, such as chocolates and body scrubs, making this gift go the extra mile. The Indoor Plant Co provides same-day delivery from Monday to Friday.
Check out the range here.

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Co-Lab Pantry

Co-Lab Pantry provides all things yummy from all Victorian producers. With everything from the Everleigh bottled cocktails and fresh cuts from Meatsmith, founders Danielle Lebon, Natasha Buttigieg and Avin Chadee bring you all your favourite food things from the people that do it best in Victoria. Venues and brands include the likes of Chotto Motto, Drumplings, Fancy Hank’s, Gingerboy, Meatsmith, Messina, Piccolina, Four Pillars and the Everleigh. This is the perfect place to construct a lush gourmet hamper for those special friends that appreciate local, handmade goodies. Co-Lab Pantry offers next-day delivery for orders placed before 2pm.
Order via their website here.

@melbournecocoa

Melbourne Cocoa

Nothing says “you’re loved” more than a good box of chocolate. Melbourne Cocoa’s gift bundles are a great way to show someone you care with a beautiful selection of Australian-made choccies. They’ve got everything from caramel to honeycomb, from block to truffles, from chocolates for lovers to chocolates for empowered singles. It’s an all-stop-choccie-shop.
Packs start at $45 and you can pick one up here.

@thatsamorecheesery

That’s Amore Cheese

A gift in the form of charcuterie and cheese is our favourite kind of gift, tbh. There’s nothing a good meat and cheese board can’t fix, whether it be the lockdown blues or a bad day at work, everything is better over a cheeseboard. That’s Amore has a selection of moreish hampers with true Italian portions and we reckon, the bigger the better. You can choose one of theirs or build-your-own with their selection of award-winning cheese, wine, gin, meats, biscuits, pastes and… you guessed it, more cheese.
Shop the gift boxes here.

@edibleblooms.au

Edible Blooms

Want to send a bouquet but tired of ya classic native floral arrangement? Edible Blooms is the perfect way to up your bouquet game. They can make you a bouquet out of just about anything; doughnuts, chocolates, fruit, cheese and booze, they cater to every and all dietary needs and even offer “healthy treats” for those on a diet. They also offer same-day delivery, which is perfect if someone is in immediate need of chocolate or if you remembered an important occasion last minute.
Order on their website here.

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Melbourne

The Best Sandwiches To Chow Down On In Melbourne

More than just ham and cheese.

Some say sandwiches are really having their moment, but did they ever go out of style? 

A sandwich is one of the world’s most simple culinary pleasures. Whoever first decided that putting stuff between bread means a yum time is a gosh darn genius. Although sandwiches can seem simple to make, there are people out there that have been studying the art of the sandwich and it shows.

The difference between a good sandwich and a shit sandwich is huge. We don’t want you to suffer, so we’ve put a list together of our favourite sandwiches in Melbourne.

Here are the best sandwiches in Melbourne right now.

Hanoi Hannah’s Drip Drop Banh Mi 

Windsor

The Drip Drop Banh Mi is Hanoi Hannah’s new lunch sandwich that is messy in all the right ways. Think white bread roll with a crispy crust and soft centre, laced with pâtĂ© and lemongrass satay sauce and a nice juicy hunk of lemongrass chargrilled chicken.

Most importantly, a warm pho-inspired gravy is served on the side to dip, drizzle or drown the sandwich. This mouth-watering sandwich is available from today, July 8, at Hanoi Hannah’s Windsor and Elsternwick locations. It’s crunchy, it’s messy, it’s fragrant and an all round multisensory, hands-on journey. Roll your sleeves up and get to it.

Dine in or take it home.

Photo: @nicos.melbourne

Nico’s Sandwich Deli’s Cubano

Fitzroy

Get your hands around this combo: smoked pork belly, grandma ham, original salad creme, picks, American mustard and cheese. Recommended to be eaten with pickled chilli and hot sauce, this Cubano is downright juicy in the best way. Nico’s Sandwich Deli has a rotating menu that heroes classic flavour combinations with a little twist. You can’t really go wrong, especially if you pair your sandwich of choice with one of their Malted Caramel Shakes. It’s a whole lotta yes.

You can dine in or take away.

Photo: @stansdeli

Specials at Stan’s Deli

Malvern

Every weekend, Stan’s Sandwich Deli put up incredible sandwich specials and honestly, we can’t pick a favourite. One week you might be dazzled by a veal schnitzel bun with tomato and fennel slaw, and the next you’ll get a Jerusalem artichoke toastie with aged parmesan, horseradish mayo and Guindilla peppers. Located in the lush streets of Malvern, Stan’s has a real diner-on-an-American-highway feel to it, but slightly more aesthetically refined, refill filter coffee and all. 

Dine in or take away.

Photo: @kingwilliam_takeaway

King William’s Brigadier

Flinders Lane

This sando pulls rank on the Colonel. From a hole-in-the-wall sandwich deli in Melbourne CBD’s Flinders Lane, comes a soft white roll filled with roast free-range chicken, crispy chicken skin, traybake stuffing, zucchini slaw and their infamous secret gravy. It’s the chicken rolls of all chicken rolls. You’ve never had a chicken sandwich until you’ve had King William’s Brigadier. It’s the perfect combination of juicy chicken breast and crispy chicken skin. Should I keep going? I can.

Only available for pick-up.

Photo: @saulssandwiches

Saul’s Muffuletta

Carnegie

The Italian stallion of sandwiches. Saul’s Sandwiches do some bangin’ bites – pretty much every sandwich they do, they do right. But the Muffuletta is a fan favourite and it’s off the charts. Think stacks of mortadella, artichokes, provolone cheese, salami, pesto, spinach and chilli. It’s an antipasto board in a sandwich and it’s goddamn good. 

You can dine in or takeaway.

Photo: @palette_melbourne

Palette’s Candied Bacon & Cheese

North Melbourne

Palette in North Melbourne is inspired by Korean aesthetics and lifestyle, and they aim to bring different cultures together. Everything about this place is beautiful and delicious (especially the coffee), but we can’t get past their Candied Bacon & Cheese sando. Imagine: scrambled eggs with corn, candied bacon, sliced cheese and chilli jam in toasted brioche. Uhhh. Name a better breakfast sandwich, we’ll wait.

Available to dine in or takeaway.

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