Ten of the best Melbourne food tours
Here are ten Melbourne food tours that showcase the Victorian capital’s culinary credentials.
1. Taste of Melbourne Walking Tour
Looking for Melbourne food tours that provide 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.
Taste of Melbourne Walking Tour
Featured Guest Review:
Mum and I decided to spoil ourselves for our birthdays by doing this walking tour, and we were not disappointed! Kathy our guide was vibrant, enthusiastic and so informative about Melbourne’s culinary history. We learnt so much about the city and now know where to find great coffee, amazing cheeses and yummy samosas. The tour ended with a delicious lunch at Chocolate Buddha in Fed Square. I would highly recommend this tour. Heidi M (via TripAdvisor)
2. Queen Victoria Market Tour
Bring your appetite as you set off on this fun, informative and very tasty way to explore the much-loved Queen Victoria Market. As you stroll through the heritage-listed halls, your expert guide will share some of the extensive history of the market, which dates all the way back to the late 1800s. You’ll also meet some of the best-known and much loved traders who have made the market what it is today — a true foodie destination.
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 three fabulous eateries across the CBD, and enjoy other samples along the way. The optional beverage pairing package is a nice add-on!
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4. Asian Street Food Walking Tour
Tantalise your taste buds with Melbourne’s wonderful Asian cuisine on this walking tour with a local foodie guide. Explore the laneways of the CBD and Chinatown, and enjoy the flavours of Japan, Vietnam, Thailand and China at six innovative and contrasting street food outlets.
5. 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.
6. Melbourne Chocolate 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 for tastings, and identify lots of hidden cafes, eateries and boutiques to return to during your stay in the city.
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7. 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, which includes Chinese, Vietnamese, Italian and Indian cuisine. You’ll also learn about the history of migration to the Victorian capital.
8. Melbourne Dumpling Walking Tour
In a city renowned for its haute cuisine, it seems counterintuitive that the humble dumpling should be one of Melbourne’s hottest dining 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. Discover where to get the best options on this popular dumpling walking tour with a local foodie guide.
9. Melbourne Coffee and Cafes Walking Tour
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.
10. Colonial Tramcar Restaurant
Climb on board the authentic fully restored 1940s Colonial Tramcar Restaurant and be wined and dined as you travel around the streets of Melbourne. Whether it’s a 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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