Foodstuff New Collective has been opened at the North Melbourne Market, the second food court in the CBD.
The new cafe has been created to serve the growing number of people who want to come and try their favourite local foodstuff, according to co-founder and owner Jarrad McVeigh.
McVeigh said he and co-owner Dan Macdonald have been trying to get people interested in foodstacks for years.
“We’ve always been talking about this idea of having a community of foodstamps, or the food stamps, and this idea is just really exciting,” he said.
“I think the idea that we’re really bringing to this market, where people can buy foodstamp food and have that community there, I think is really cool.”
McVeagh said the foodstalls were open on a 24-hour basis, which was one of the reasons they were so popular.
“It’s always a good idea for us to have a day where we get the people together, or maybe a day off, and have the community there.”
If people come in, it’s a great way to meet up and try different flavours and try something different,” he added.
Foodstuffs will serve lunch, dinner and snacks.