The Saturday Age recently ran a ‘Five of a kind’ article on Dandenong Market describing five stallholders in the refurbished Dandenong Market, including Sataylicious which I’d recommended previously on the blog for their noteworthy satay sauce.
Obviously there’s only room for five places to be featured in that article so let me redress the omission of the institution known as Dandee Donuts.
Melbourne is home to a couple of famous of retro doughnut vans – Olympic Doughnuts just outside Footscray Station, the American Doughnut Kitchen at Queen Victoria Market and Dandee Donuts.
The purple and yellow van is parked near the fruit and veg section of the market and the constant queue of young and old will lead you there.
The doughnuts are freshly fried, piping hot balls of squishable fluffy dough with a squirt of super-sweet strawberry jam inside. Order double jam if you dare! It comes in a paper bag which you can rip open to lick the sugar coating clean at the end :–)
Dandee Donuts is an unmissable treat which will complete your visit to Dandenong Market. In fact, I’m sure it’s the feature of many people’s childhood memories.
Where are your favourite doughnuts in Melbourne?
Dandee Donuts, Dandenong Market, cnr Cleeland and King Sts, Dandenong +61 3 9791 4785
Tuesday 8am – 4pm
Friday 8am – 5pm
Saturday 7am – 3pm