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Melbourne Food Review: Colour of Earth, Queen Victoria Market

Nicole and I have now more or less gotten into a habit of going to Queen Victoria Market for our fish, I have been going back to Colour of Earth a couple of times instead of the usual hot dog and borek (cos you know you cannot possible eat that every time you go to Queen Vic. Admit it, some of you do).

Colour of Earth has a lot of interesting little pizzas (or as I have been corrected by Liz, the proper plural for pizza is pizze). They have a few different pizza base including gluten free ones made from black rice, maize, etc. So you can actually buy takeaway base and they have psychedelic colour. Very awesome.

(Cosmopolitan – $6.80)

On the day (and I have been back a couple of times since but I haven’t been taking photos) I decided on Cosmopolitan, which was black rice base. It looks kinda funny but it tasted really good. It had ricotti, pesto, mushrooms, mozzarella and sweet chilli sauce. I know sweet chilli sauce on pizza? What the hell? But it was good.

(florentine – $6.50?)

Nicole went for Florentine, which was goat’s cheese, spinach, ricotta, err…  I can’t remember what else. Suffice to say it was good to. I have had a few other pizze from there and they have been good. Josh had the asparagus one (no picture, sorry) and he really liked it. And he is even fussier than me. If that’s even possible.

It’s one of my new favourite lunch hang out now. There were so many choices and most of them seem good. They even have sweet pizza. Unfortunately, some times you wait a bit for them to heat up your pizza and you hang around in front of the shop and there are lots of people, it could get a bit claustrophobic. And then you have to fight people for seats. But that’s Queen Vic Market for you.

(mixed salad – $5)

I also got a little takeaway pack of mixed salad from the Borek shop, which sells Middle Eastern/Turkish type food. The salad had (from left) black eyed peas, brown rice, Turkish (Israeli/pearl) couscous, yellow lentil and broad beans. Each of them had their own dressing and other bit. It was quite good. We didn’t eat too much of it and took the rest back and ate it later during the day.

Nicole also got some doughnuts for the team. The one thing that pisses me off the most about the mericans is that very few of them know how to spell doughnuts and I’m glad these guys spelled it properly. For the record, American spelling of doughnut is not donut. It’s just silly chain doughnut stores not spelling them properly.

Anyway, damn these doughnuts are good. It’s so doughy and chewy and just fantastic. But I try to stay away from them because I can easily eat half a dozen and that would be thoroughly bad bad bad.

Colour of Earth, Shop 97, Deli Hall, Queen Victoria Market, Corner Elizabeth and Victoria Streets
Melbourne VIC 3000