Pop-ups do well in Melbourne. We have a need to constantly be trying something new, and we’ll often forget about it once we have. We can be a fickle bunch sometimes. So Black Market pop-up on Smith Street will not be short on hungry customers.
The people behind this one know a thing or two about keeping Melbournians happy. The team is made up of Sarah Booth, from Founder Effect and the Flour Market, the independent wine sellers from Blackhearts & Sparrows, and Rapf Rashid, the man behind Taco Truck and Beatbox Kitchen.
Rashid’s team is out the back of Black Market cooking up one of the best fried-chicken sandwiches going around, an eggplant sandwich, tacos, shaker fries, and wings finished with celery leaf and Danish feta.
The drinks menu is just as short and sweet. There will be two beers available on tap, changing as per the teams changing desires, and a tight collection of nice Australian and international white, red, and sparkling wines.
For a pop-up, the space is doing very well for itself. Dim mood lighting, exposed brick, lots of wood, it’s all good. They’ve gone that one step further to make it feel lived in and added paintings by Thomas Jeppe and greenery dotted around the place from the folks at Loose Leaf.
Early next year, this will turn into a bottle shop with the Blackhearts & Sparrows team, so you’d better hustle.
123 Smith Street, Fitzroy 3065
Fri 12pm-12am (kitchen closed 3pm-4pm)