‘East African cuisine is a melting pot of Indian, French, British, Egyptian and Turkish culinary influences just to name a few. Enjoy a delicious journey through Sub Saharan Africa on this guided walk and progressive-style lunch in Footscray.’
- Explore Melbourne’s diverse East African culture
- Enjoy a progressive lunch of traditional Sudanese and Ethiopian cuisines
- Learn the secrets of cooking with African spices
- Maximum group size: 10.
- Guided small group walking tour
- Services of a local guide with expert commentary
- Generous tastings of authentic African dishes at three different eateries
- Guided visit to an African spice and grocery store.
Adults: AUD $125pp
Children (0 to 12 years): AUD $55pp
Concession: AUD $115pp
What you can expect
The meeting point for this African Flavours of Melbourne Food Walking Tour is Footscray train station in the city’s inner west. From the moment you set foot in Footscray you’re in one of the most ethnically diverse suburbs of the Victorian capital.
Your guide will lead you through the busy streets past many eclectic African restaurants and food stores, providing information on the culture and cuisine as you go. It never takes long to bond with fellow foodies and by the time you make your first stop you’ll be old friends! [More]
The first stop on this African Flavours of Melbourne Food Walking Tour is a bustling African and Sudanese bistro-style restaurant, where you’ll enjoy tastings of Ethiopian, Egyptian and Sudanese dishes. You’ll have the chance to try everything from spiced falafels to fava bean porridge and cinnamon tea.
The next stop is an Ethiopian bakery and spice shop. Sample the authentic bread and enjoy the aroma of exotic Berbere spices before you move on at a relaxed pace to the neighbouring suburb of Seddon. At your final eatery you’ll be able to choose from such African delicacies as deep fried cauliflower, garlic bread flavoured with distinctive spices, spinach and ricotta gnocchi and ‘tibes’ – morsels of lamb in a rich tomato sauce.
You’ll finish off this African Flavours of Melbourne Food Walking Tour with a traditional coffee ceremony and fresh popcorn.