Exploring Melbourne’s dynamic dining scene is one of the joys of travelling to this city, and The Big Bus tour and travel guide offers a great range of guided Melbourne food tours and culinary experiences from the city's leading tour operators.

Options include guided degustation walks, progressive-style lunches, multicultural food walking tours, chocolate tours, cafe walks and so much more. The majority of these Melbourne food tours offer small group sizes of 14 guests or less.

There are no booking or credit card fees when you book your tour with us*. If you find the same tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%. Some conditions apply**.

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Five Melbourne food tours that will leave you wanting more

Melbourne is the undisputed culinary capital of Australia.

From incredible Vietnamese, Japanese and Malaysian, to African, European and of course, modern Australian, you are absolutely spoilt for choice on variety, quality and value. But with so many dining options on offer, choosing the best eateries (and by that, we certainly don’t mean the most expensive) can be tricky for visitors.

So, bring in the experts. Here are five top guided Melbourne food tours that will introduce you to the city’s most interesting culinary traditions. You’ll also get plenty of recommendations from you local guide for eateries to return to during your stay.

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 culminates with a two-course lunch at one of Melbourne’s best restaurants. It’s the perfect start to your Melbourne food journey.

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 Top Melbourne food tours

Top Melbourne food tours

Queen Victoria Market Ultimate Foodie 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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Top Melbourne food tours

Top Melbourne food tours

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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Top Melbourne food tours

Top Melbourne food tours

Turkish Flavours of Melbourne Walking Tour

In the 1970s Turkish migrants to Melbourne made Sydney Road (in the city’s north) their home. Today the area still offers access to many fabulous family-run eateries. Visit a number of Turkish food outlets on the fascinating Turkish Trails walking tour – and learn about Turkish culture and history along the way.

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Top Melbourne food tours

Top Melbourne food tours

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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*Applies to bookings made directly on The Big Bus tour and travel guide website and may not apply to bookings made via affiliate websites, including Viator.

**Applies to tours available on The Big Bus tour and travel guide website and does not apply to tours offered via affiliate websites, including Viator. If you find the same tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%. To claim, please call our booking line on 1300 330 189 or email info@thebigbus.com.au. The tour must be available for booking on the date you have selected on the competitor’s website. We do not offer the guarantee where a discount or promotional code from the competitor has been applied.

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