Asian Street Food Walking Tour of Melbourne (optional private tour)

  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
  • Operates: Thu & Sun
  • Departs from: Parliament House, Spring Street
  • Departs at: 12.30pm

Overview

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.

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Asian Street Food Walking Tour of Melbourne
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A0312K (via TripAdvisor)

‘An outstanding tour that ticked all the boxes for what we wanted — a mix of history and an insight into Melbourne’s food culture. The guide took us through the history and sites of the town and the food delighted us along the way. We would never have found the back alley restaurants on our own. We’ve done walking food tours all over the world and this ranks with the best of them. Highly recommended.’

Featured guest review

'An outstanding tour that ticked all the boxes for what we wanted — a mix of history and an insight into Melbourne's food culture. The guide took us through the history and sites of the town and the food delighted us along the way. We would never have found the back alley restaurants on our own. We've done walking food tours all over the world and this ranks with the best of them. Highly recommended.'- A0312K (via TripAdvisor)
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
  • Operates: Thu & Sun
  • Departs from: Parliament House, Spring Street
  • Departs at: 12.30pm
$110.00

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  • Enjoy a relaxed guided stroll around the laneways of Melbourne’s CBD and colourful Chinatown precinct
  • Indulge in generous tastings of the city’s diverse array of Asian culinary styles
  • Learn some of the rich history of Asian immigration to Melbourne
  • Get an introduction to the fascinating State Library Victoria, then explore it at your leisure.
  • Guided small group walking tour with commentary
  • Friendly and knowledgeable local guide
  • Six generous tastings
  • Tips for cafes and eateries to try during your stay in Melbourne.

  • A0312K – Via TripAdvisor

    An outstanding tour that ticked all the boxes for what we wanted — a mix of history and an insight into Melbourne's food culture. The guide took us through the history and sites of the town and the food delighted us along the way. We would never have found the back alley restaurants on our own. We've done walking food tours all over the world and this ranks with the best of them. Highly recommended.

  • Sue

    Thank you so much. Awesome day. Tour guide was informative and engaging. Can’t talk highly enough of her. Made a fantastic present for my husband’s birthday. Grab a group and do this tour. It's well worth every cent.

  • Highlights
    • Enjoy a relaxed guided stroll around the laneways of Melbourne’s CBD and colourful Chinatown precinct
    • Indulge in generous tastings of the city’s diverse array of Asian culinary styles
    • Learn some of the rich history of Asian immigration to Melbourne
    • Get an introduction to the fascinating State Library Victoria, then explore it at your leisure.
  • What's Included
    • Guided small group walking tour with commentary
    • Friendly and knowledgeable local guide
    • Six generous tastings
    • Tips for cafes and eateries to try during your stay in Melbourne.
  • What You Can Expect

    The Victorian capital’s diverse Asian culinary scene is inextricably entwined with the rich history of Chinatown, and on this intimate Asian Street Food Walking Tour of Melbourne you’ll get a wonderful introduction to both!

    The tour begins on Melbourne’s regal Spring Street, right in front of the imposing Old Treasury Building. There you’ll meet your friendly and knowledgeable foodie guide and the rest of your group, before setting off on foot on this journey of culinary exploration.

    You’ll work your way across the city towards bustling Chinatown. This part of Melbourne has been a hub of multi-culturalism since the 1850s, and today it’s home to a diverse range of Asian eateries and culinary styles.

    Your guide will lead you to six contrasting street food outlets over the course of three hours, for an included food tasting at each venue. As you sample their signature dishes such as Chinese dumplings, Vietnamese bao buns and Japanese sushi, your guide will share interesting aspects of the history of Melbourne’s Asian community and its culture.

    This Asian Street Food Walking Tour of Melbourne ends at the State Library Victoria — the oldest public library in Australia (and one of the oldest free libraries in the world). It houses a wealth of historical material and regularly stages exhibitions on various aspects of Melbourne’s past. Your guide will give you a short introduction to the building, before leaving you to explore at your own pace.

    This Asian Street Food Walking Tour of Melbourne is a must-do for visitors, and even locals who are looking for a refresher course on relaxed places to eat in the CBD. You’ll walk away with a true insight into Melbourne’s Asian food scene, and the confidence to explore in more depth on your own.

  • Guest Reviews

    • A0312K – Via TripAdvisor

      An outstanding tour that ticked all the boxes for what we wanted — a mix of history and an insight into Melbourne's food culture. The guide took us through the history and sites of the town and the food delighted us along the way. We would never have found the back alley restaurants on our own. We've done walking food tours all over the world and this ranks with the best of them. Highly recommended.

    • Sue

      Thank you so much. Awesome day. Tour guide was informative and engaging. Can’t talk highly enough of her. Made a fantastic present for my husband’s birthday. Grab a group and do this tour. It's well worth every cent.

  • Important Information
    • This tour has one central meeting point. Once your booking has been completed, an order confirmation will be sent automatically to your email address. You will also receive a booking confirmation with meeting point details and operator contact information for the day. Please print the confirmation or have it available on your smart phone.
    • This tour has one standard price for adults and children.
    • This tour operates with a minimum of four participants. If your tour does not reach minimum numbers, we will offer an alternative or a full refund.
    • This tour can be booked as a guaranteed private tour for four or more participants at the standard tour price per person. If you have less than four people, you can book and pay for the additional place(s) to secure a private tour. Please contact us to make your booking.
    • If you have any special dietary requirements, please advise us in the notes section of your booking.
    • The itinerary provided is a guide only and may change due to operational requirements.
    • This tour operates in all weather conditions.
    • To purchase a gift voucher, please click here.
    • Do you have a group enquiry? Please contact us.
    • View our booking terms and conditions here.
What You Can Expect

The Victorian capital’s diverse Asian culinary scene is inextricably entwined with the rich history of Chinatown, and on this intimate Asian Street Food Walking Tour of Melbourne you’ll get a wonderful introduction to both!

The tour begins on Melbourne’s regal Spring Street, right in front of the imposing Old Treasury Building. There you’ll meet your friendly and knowledgeable foodie guide and the rest of your group, before setting off on foot on this journey of culinary exploration.

You’ll work your way across the city towards bustling Chinatown. This part of Melbourne has been a hub of multi-culturalism since the 1850s, and today it’s home to a diverse range of Asian eateries and culinary styles.

Your guide will lead you to six contrasting street food outlets over the course of three hours, for an included food tasting at each venue. As you sample their signature dishes such as Chinese dumplings, Vietnamese bao buns and Japanese sushi, your guide will share interesting aspects of the history of Melbourne’s Asian community and its culture.

This Asian Street Food Walking Tour of Melbourne ends at the State Library Victoria — the oldest public library in Australia (and one of the oldest free libraries in the world). It houses a wealth of historical material and regularly stages exhibitions on various aspects of Melbourne’s past. Your guide will give you a short introduction to the building, before leaving you to explore at your own pace.

This Asian Street Food Walking Tour of Melbourne is a must-do for visitors, and even locals who are looking for a refresher course on relaxed places to eat in the CBD. You’ll walk away with a true insight into Melbourne’s Asian food scene, and the confidence to explore in more depth on your own.

Important Information
  • This tour has one central meeting point. Once your booking has been completed, an order confirmation will be sent automatically to your email address. You will also receive a booking confirmation with meeting point details and operator contact information for the day. Please print the confirmation or have it available on your smart phone.
  • This tour has one standard price for adults and children.
  • This tour operates with a minimum of four participants. If your tour does not reach minimum numbers, we will offer an alternative or a full refund.
  • This tour can be booked as a guaranteed private tour for four or more participants at the standard tour price per person. If you have less than four people, you can book and pay for the additional place(s) to secure a private tour. Please contact us to make your booking.
  • If you have any special dietary requirements, please advise us in the notes section of your booking.
  • The itinerary provided is a guide only and may change due to operational requirements.
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions.
  • To purchase a gift voucher, please click here.
  • Do you have a group enquiry? Please contact us.
  • View our booking terms and conditions here.
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