Biggie Smalls, Collingwood
Amongst the kebab capital of Melbourne in Smith Street, Collingwood, is a modern, funky take on the kebab scene from Biggie Smalls. You’re not going to get 24 hour opening times here but you will get some fantastic kebabs without the usual grease hangover. I’ve dined in and Ubereats my way to some meals here, both arrived with satisfactory results.
The C.Wallace is Biggie Smalls’ vegetarian number with a flaxseed falafel, cucumber, smoked hummus, herbs and garlic yoghurt. My friends weren’t so into the fancy sauces in the menu items here (purists!) but I really dug the interpretations, which had tasty results. The falafels are worth a mention as these aren’t the run-of-the-mill, dry-as-shit chickpea ones you normally get, they’re flavourful and with a great texture.
Fries are excellent being crinkle cut but also having a unique mediterranean-like herb and spice coating. I do respect the little quirks Biggie Smalls do with every dish, makes even something like fries more interesting. Slightly heavy on the seasoning. On the other occasion I went with the East Coast, which was a pork kebab which had slaw, coriander, peanut mayo and crackling. Though I believe it was formally described as a peanut hummus, maybe it changed, was good anyway. Overall the East Coast was also a great kebab, not too messy to eat but could have done with more crackling please. Worth a bite into.