9 ways to enjoy Melbourne from home

Stay in touch with the foodie and cultural delights you love about Melbourne, even while you stay at home to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Eating in is replacing eating out for now so, for the latest updates about businesses offering home-delivered meals and pantry essentials, browse the tasty blogs at What’s On Melbourne.

The blogs also list many online cultural experiences you can enjoy for free, and local retailers that will deliver to your door. There’s so much to discover, so check back regularly for updates.

Here’s a sample of what’s on offer.

Home-delivered meals and pantry supplies

  1. Let King & Godfree in Carlton be your temporary nonna. Order fresh pasta, eggplant parmigiana, hearty meatballs and more.
  2. Get a 10-pack of fresh, nutritious meals from Poked or choose their care package, which comes complete with meals, desserts from Cupcake Central and free board games.
  3. Order bread, cheese, fresh produce and other pantry essentials from Spring Street Grocer’s virtual deli.
  4. Choose from miso glazed tofu salad, red velvet lamingtons, gnocchi with pulled pork ragu and more, home-delivered from the Atlantic Group.

Cultural experiences and retail

  1. Have a ‘crafternoon’ with a delivery of art supplies from Dean’s Art, creative kits for little ones from Stranger Than Paradise and learn-to-knit kits from Morris and Sons.
  2. Catch up on your reading by ordering titles from Melbourne’s iconic bookstores, such as Books for Cooks, Wayward Books, Metropolis Bookshop, and Readings.
  3. Get your nature fix by live-streaming Melbourne Zoo’s cutest residents, from penguins to baby snow leopards, then wander through a virtual Royal Botanic Gardens.
  4. Expand your mind by exploring the amazing collections of the National Gallery of Victoria and Melbourne Museum online, or listen to a free online concert presented by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra or Melbourne Recital Centre.
  5. Take delight in every tiny detail of Melbourne by doing a beautiful jigsaw puzzle of the city created by a small business. The hand-drawn Melbourne Map is a great way to explore iconic places without leaving home.

A hand-drawn jigsaw puzzle map of Melbourne

Please note that due to current circumstances, businesses may have different opening hours, change their offerings, or close or run out of stock at short notice. Check online with each business for the latest information. If you order meals, check individual delivery apps for contactless delivery arrangements.