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Melbourne Foodie Discovery Walking Tour

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Melbourne, Australia
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Overview

Melbourne is Australia’s culinary capital, but to discover the city’s foodie hotspots, you need a local guide. On this food walking tour, explore Melbourne’s atmospheric laneways and arcades; visit the city’s coolest bars, cafés, and street food stalls; and sample everything from Chinese dumplings to sweet pastries. This small-group tour is limited to 10 people for an authentic local experience.
  • Melbourne foodie walking tour
  • Visit Melbourne restaurants, cafés, and/or street food stalls
  • Sample delicious Chinese dumplings, indulgent desserts, and freshly brewed coffee
  • Ideal introduction to Melbourne’s culinary scene for traveling foodies!
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 people ensures a personalized experience
Meet your guide and small group of no more than 10 people in central Melbourne. Set out on a walking tour of the city’s atmospheric laneways and markets, stopping to admire striking street art or peek into the historic arcades.

Visit Melbourne’s best restaurants, coffee houses, bakeries, and/or street food stalls, and tuck into delicious food samples along the way. Sip freshly brewed coffee, fill up on tasty Chinese dumplings, and indulge in sweet treats, then finish your tour with a drink at a rooftop bar, gazing out over the city.

Of course, you also get the inside scoop on Melbourne’s foodie scene and your guide is happy to offer personalized recommendations to suit your tastes.

Your tour ends in central Melbourne.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Melbourne Laneways
We discover many of Melbourne's laneways and arcades sharing the stories from the past and present through the delicious things that we sample along the way.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Bourke Street Mall
We meet in centrally located Bourke St Mall to begin our afternoon exploring Melbourne's laneways.
Pass By:  
Manchester Unity Building
Learn what made this building the talk of the town when it opened in 1932, while we taste a couple of the ultimate Aussie dishes!
Pass By:  
Collins Street
We stroll along the Australia's most prestigious street learning about it's place in the city's history.
Stop At:  
Degraves Street
Melbourne's best known and most bustling laneways are perfectly located for us to take a break, do some people watching and taste a couple more Melbourne favorites.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Block Arcade
How did this grand covered shopping mall get it's name? Learn all about the heady days when Melbourne was the richest city in the world. Don't forget, more delicious tastings!
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Royal Arcade
The oldest - and perhaps the strangest! - shopping mall in Australia. Find out why while we munch on some delicious sweets!
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Hardware Lane
Are you a sweet tooth or do you prefer a sneaky afternoon tipple? There's no need to choose as we enjoy or final two tastings in this neighbourhood rich in culinary delights.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free

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A Rip-Off
Janice_C
, Mar 2020
A total RIFF-OFF and one of the worst tours I have gone food wise. It was very expensive for what we got and should have been 1/2 the price as the food was cheap and nasty. Although the tour guide Monique was extremely knowledgeable, the food on the tour was cheap and nondescript and a disgrace to Melbourne. (Melbourne is the food capital of Australia). Firstly if you wanted to serve something Australian - you will bundle up vegemite and meat pie in one go not offer it as 2 tastings. It was a cheap shot. There should be tastings of multicultural cuisine like Italian etc instead of just Chinese dumplings. Instead of going to a macaroon shop you could stop for coffee and cake. Very poor. The guide was excellent just the quality of the food and the tastings. You could even widen the area.
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What lies beneath
Karina_W
, Feb 2020
A fantastic tour offering some really interesting information about the history of Melbourne combined with great food and drink. Would totally recommend to anyone visiting Melbourne, even if you have been here before like we had.
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Great way to explore the inner city.
susan
, Feb 2020
Thoroughly enjoyed the food walking tour of Melbourne CBD. Sue our tour guide was wonderful. She was friendly and very knowledgeable about the inner city. We saw things you would never notice if walking around on your own. Loved exploring the various lane ways and will definitely explore them a lot more next time we are in Melbourne. The pie, dumplings, coffee and macaroons were very tasty. Don’t expect this tour to be all about and eating loads of food because it’s not. You discover lots of great and quirky places. Thoroughly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to discover inner Melbourne a bit more and get great information about some of the the history of Melbourne.
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Interesting and informative.
michelle
, Jan 2020
We can thoroughly recommend this tour. Our guide was very friendly and informative and made the tour very interesting with her local knowledge. We went to places we would never have found on our own. It was also nice to meet the other people on the tour.
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I did this tour with my parents, and...
Chad K
, May 2018
I did this tour with my parents, and while it was interesting, it really wasn't so much a food tour as it was a walking tour which was our expectation - so we left hungrier than we expected to be. We did get to see some fun, hidden parts of Melbourne, and our guide was very gracious.
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Very enjoyable tour of parts of city I...
Siobhain P
, Mar 2018
Very enjoyable tour of parts of city I wouldn't have found on my own
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Extremely knowledgeable, friendly...
Russell F
, Mar 2018
Extremely knowledgeable, friendly and helpful guide Monique. Enjoyed the relaxed tour and were very lucky to have Monique to ourselves. Still enjoying some of our purchases.
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Fantastic tour, I really loved the...
Kelly S
, Feb 2018
Fantastic tour, I really loved the integration of awesome eateries with really interesting historical highlights..
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Loved this tour which was very...
michael.kindle
, Feb 2018
Loved this tour which was very informative and entertaining!
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Having just spent almost four days...
Hazel R
, Jan 2018
Having just spent almost four days in Melbourne my friend and I left wishing we had more days. Our hotel Causeway, down a little lane was right in the middle of the shopping, restaurants and transport links. Couldnt have been in a better place. The walking tour of the lanes and arcades we did with Monique was a lot of fun and very informative. Would never have known half of the delightful little shops, food and even a pub existed without this. Roll on our next visit to Melbourne.

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