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Ten of the best Melbourne food tours

The Big Bus offers a great range of small group Melbourne food tours and guided culinary experiences. There are no booking or credit card fees when you book with us, and if you find the same tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%. Some conditions apply*. Here are ten of the best Melbourne food tours...
Ten of the best Melbourne food tours
Ten of the best Melbourne food tours

1. Taste of Melbourne Walking Tour

Looking for Melbourne food tours that provides a broad introduction to the city’s dining scene? Join this guided stroll through the inner city, learning where to pick up delicate hand-made dumplings, gourmet salamis, fine chocolates and numerous other delicious treats along the way. The tour concludes with lunch at one of the city’s most popular Asian-style eateries.

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2. Queen Victoria Market Tour

The amazing Queen Victoria Market is famous for fresh produce and specialty shopping, and you can experience everything this Melbourne institution has to offer on a fully guided market tour. Led by a local market guide, you’ll spend two hours discovering the very best fresh foods, learn fascinating facts about the history of the market, and uncover some surprising specialties. This is definitely one of the top Melbourne food tours for first-time visitors to the city.

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Ten of the best Melbourne food tours
Ten of the best Melbourne food tours: Queen Victoria Market

3. Melbourne Foodie Walking Tour

What’s on your Melbourne culinary bucket list? Explore the city’s iconic food scene on this relaxed small group Melbourne Foodie Walking Tour. You’ll sample the signature dishes of five fabulous eateries across the CBD, and get the lowdown from a local foodie on the culinary hotspots and history of this delicious city. The optional beverage pairing package is a nice add-on!

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4. African Flavours of Melbourne Walking Tour

It’s fair to say that Footscray in Melbourne’s inner west isn’t generally regarded as a tourist hotspot, but with its large migrant population it’s actually a hot-bed of ethnic culinary styles, including Vietnamese and African. The popular African Trails food walking tour of the precinct is a must. Visit various African eateries, including Ethiopian and Sundanese options, on a progressive-style lunch. True foodies will absolutely adore this experience.

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Ten of the best Melbourne food tours: African Flavours of Melbourne Walking Tour

5. Melbourne Chocolate Laneways and Arcades Walking Tour

There are probably two things most locals and visitors to Melbourne have in common: a love of the city’s laneways and chocolate. You can combine them both in one delicious afternoon on a guided journey of chocolate-inspired discovery up and down the lanes of the inner city. Visit several chocolatiers and identify lots of hidden cafes, eateries and boutiques to return to during your stay in the city.

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Ten of the best Melbourne food tours
Ten of the best Melbourne food tours: Visit some of the city’s best boutique chocolatiers.

6. Melbourne Multicultural Food Tour

Over the course of this delicious new walking tour, you’ll get a taste of the multicultural mix that makes Melbourne’s food scene so special. Indulge in a progressive style lunch that includes Chinese, Vietnamese, Italian and Indian cuisine — along with the quintessential ‘Aussie’ cultural dish. You’ll also learn about the history of migration to the Victorian capital. The total walking time on the tour is a leisurely 30 to 40 minutes.

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7. Best of Melbourne Walking Tour (with food tastings)

This walking tour is the great all-rounder! Explore the bustling CBD with a knowledgeable local guide, taking in the popping street art and sampling many of the edible delights on offer as you go. Traverse the famous laneways, enjoy the street art, sample delectable dumplings, coffee and sweet treats, and visit a trendy inner-city bar.

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Ten of the best Melbourne food tours
Ten of the best Melbourne food tours: Explore the CBD laneways on the Best of Melbourne Walking Tour.

8. Melbourne Dumpling Walking Tour

In a city renowned for its impeccable culinary credentials, it seems counterintuitive that the humble dumpling should be one of Melbourne’s hottest trends. However, it’s true. Whether steamed, boiled or pan-fried, the city has become completely infatuated with these little dough balls filled with vegetables and meat. Dumpling houses have sprung up all over town, but knowing where to get the best dumplings takes expert knowledge — which you’ll certainly benefit from on this Melbourne dumpling walking tour with a local guide!

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Ten of the best Melbourne food tours: Melbourne Dumpling Walking Tour

9. Melbourne Cafe Culture Walking Tour

Next to the city’s incredible culinary scene, nothing defines Melbourne quite like its coffee culture. This small group tour will introduce you to a selection of the Victorian capital’s best inner-city cafes. Along the way you’ll meet some of the cafe owners that have played a role in shaping Melburnians’ thirst for great coffee. A delicious lunch is included.

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Ten of the best Melbourne food tours: Colonial Tramcar Restaurant

10. Colonial Tramcar Restaurant

There’s no better way to soak up the ambience of the Victorian capital than by booking a table on the famous Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. Climb on board an authentic, fully restored 1940s tramcar and be wined and dined as you travel around the streets of Melbourne taking in the sights. You can choose from a lunch departure, an early dinner or a late dinner, each of which offer varying menu options. Whether it’s the four-course lunch, three-course early dinner or more leisurely five-course late dinner, you’ll be treated to a truly unique dining experience.

*** Please note that the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant is currently not operating. We hope to see it back on the tracks soon. ***

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