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Melbourne Foodie Discovery Walking Tour

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  • 3 hours (approx.)
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  • Offered in: English


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
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What's Included

  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Snacks
  • Your local guide can provide all sorts of other info to help you best enjoy your stay in Melbourne.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Elizabeth St/Bourke St
    Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

    Meeting Point: Please wait on the steps at the entrance to the H&M store in Bourke St Mall, near the corner of Elizabeth St. Please note: This is NOT the same as the entrance in Little Bourke St. Allow 10-15 minutes to walk from Flinders St Train Station or Melbourne Central Train Station.

End point

  • Whitehart Bar
    22 Whitehart Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

    The bar where we typically finish is very close (2 minutes walk) to the starting point.

What To Expect

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.

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.

3 hours Admission Ticket Free

Bourke Street Mall (Pass By)

We meet in centrally located Bourke St Mall to begin our afternoon exploring Melbourne's laneways.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Yummy and interesting!
Kathie_B, Jan 2023
Richard was a great guide, very knowledgeable and social. The food was fantastic and the information about the areas we went was excellent! It would have helped if he had a microphone, but we managed.
Awesome Experience
Lauralee_K, Jan 2023
Melinda was an excellent guide, sharing tons of stories about Melbourne’s past and present, as well as introducing us to some great cuisine. Great value for money. Highly recommended.
Well worth it!
Adrian_M, Jan 2023
A great tour. Lots of history, peppered with nice food and drink stops. An ideal introduction to Melbourne.
Great time!
Mike_S, Jan 2023
A great tour exploring the city and tasting good food. We had fantastic dumplings, chocolate, gelato, and coffee! We ended up at a really cool bar to finish the day.
Lisa_W, Jan 2023
Sue was excellent. Very friendly and informative about Melbourne. She took us to several great eateries for the flavors of Melbourne. Highly recommend.
Our guide Monique made the tour very enjoyable with lots of history of Melbourne, interesting choices of food.
JoAnn_G, Dec 2022
We loved the Melbourne Dumplings and gelato the best but Monique made the whole tour marvellous. We discovered many laneways that were new to us and very unique.
Great food
Shannon_L, Dec 2022
Monique was a great guide giving us dinner history of the area as well as food!!! We had several tasting ranging from coffee, drinks, dumplings, the best macarons I've ever had, to a end with a pint. We covered over 2 kilometers of Melbourne and tasted some amazing food. Even with the rain.
Fun, yummy, well fed.
Luke_H, Dec 2022
Great start to a few days in Melbourne. A good way to get our bearings and easy start to eating well! Lovely guides and delicious food. Thanks Monique and Rita.
A tour well worth doing
Glenn_M, Nov 2022
Learning some of the quirky history & architecture of Melbourne. The origins of the food places. Good selection of places visited.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great way to get some history lesson!
Rachel_L, Nov 2022
Learning about the history of Melbourne and tasting some really nice food. We went back to get more dumplings at Shandong Mama Mini the next day! The lands were not easy to find but some description just stick like zipper street..
Great experience
Peter_J, Nov 2022
Learning about the history of Melbourne’s architecture was fascinating. Monique was knowledgeable and very professional.
Loved it!
Gregory_K, Nov 2022
Love it and would recommend it. The guide was friendly, knowledgeable and the tour was a good experience allowing one to get to know more about Melbourne and it’s lame ways.
Great afternoon with a nice bunch of people.
Kathy_S, Nov 2022
Monique’s knowledge of Melbourne and her ability to engage the group in conversation. Loved all the food stops. I especially liked the Bahnmi and the coffee.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Our guide was very...
GeorginaMargaret_P, Nov 2022
Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history of Melbourne and she took us to great little places to sample different foods. A very interesting and enjoyable tour
Food and history
Anna_D, Oct 2022
Lots of stories and some history about Melbourne city and the food and restaurants. All the tastes we had were delicious and varied. Monique was a great guide.
Great experience.
Christina_B, Oct 2022
History and food was great, just wished we could have sat at some of the places. I have bad knees and standing is not good. Many of the places we had to stand and eat our treats. It was a great experience otherwise!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hi Christine - I'm glad you enjoyed the experience! Seating is provided at 6 out of our 7 stops, especially for those who need it. I didn't realise you had bad knees or were in discomfort. I certainly would have paid better attention to that if I'd known - apologies!
Great experience
Greg_C, Oct 2022
We really enjoyed hearing about the history of Melbourne and the stories about the owners of the places we visited. Diverse types of food. Great experience. Highly recommend.
Very enjoyable
Lin_R, Oct 2022
Monique, the guide, was fantastic. She was friendly, knowledgeable about the city, the food and the backgrounds of the people who made it, and held the group together and on track with ease. The tour was therefore interesting, tasty and worthwhile.
Fun Day Out
SallyAnn_A, Oct 2022
Very informative and interesting tour. Food stops were delicious. Melinda was a great host. Thank you.
My partner and I both...
Stephen_G, Sep 2022
My partner and I both enjoy the food culture but we’re also impressed with the atmosphere of the laneways culture


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