What happens when you bring 40 of Melbourne’s tastiest things to eat together with nine of its most exciting artists?

Wuhan’s most famous breakfast dish. Bindaetteok to be reckoned with. The city's tastiest croissant. Springvale’s favourite Cambodian condiment. The juiciest seftalies in town. The most-photographed anchovy toast in the world. In putting together a snapshot of the city’s more casual eats, we’ve looked right across the foods of Melbourne for inspiration, and then asked nine of the city’s artists – some established players whose names you’ll know, others newcomers whose names you’ll be keen to remember – to capture their essence, and asked nine of the city’s finest food writers to shade in some context.

And the result? Melbourne’s Best Snacks.