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Melbourne Foodie Discovery Walking Tour

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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Melbourne is Australia’s culinary capital, but to discover the city’s foodie hotspots, you need a local guide. On this food walking tour, explore Melbourne’s atmospheric laneways and arcades; visit the city’s coolest bars, cafés, and street food stalls; and sample everything from Chinese dumplings to sweet pastries. This small-group tour is limited to 10 people for an authentic local experience.
  • Melbourne foodie walking tour
  • Visit Melbourne restaurants, cafés, and/or street food stalls
  • Sample delicious Chinese dumplings, indulgent desserts, and freshly brewed coffee
  • Ideal introduction to Melbourne’s culinary scene for traveling foodies!
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 people ensures a personalized experience
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Elizabeth St/Bourke St , Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Meeting Point: Please wait on the steps at the entrance to the H&M store in Bourke St Mall, near the corner of Elizabeth St. Please note: This is NOT the same as the entrance in Little Bourke St. Allow 10-15 minutes to walk from Flinders St Train Station or Melbourne Central Train Station.

Whitehart Bar , 22 Whitehart Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

The bar where we typically finish is very close (2 minutes walk) to the starting point.

Meet your guide and small group of no more than 10 people in central Melbourne. Set out on a walking tour of the city’s atmospheric laneways and markets, stopping to admire striking street art or peek into the historic arcades.

Visit Melbourne’s best restaurants, coffee houses, bakeries, and/or street food stalls, and tuck into delicious food samples along the way. Sip freshly brewed coffee, fill up on tasty Chinese dumplings, and indulge in sweet treats, then finish your tour with a drink at a rooftop bar, gazing out over the city.

Of course, you also get the inside scoop on Melbourne’s foodie scene and your guide is happy to offer personalized recommendations to suit your tastes.

Your tour ends in central Melbourne.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Melbourne Laneways
We discover many of Melbourne's laneways and arcades sharing the stories from the past and present through the delicious things that we sample along the way.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Bourke Street Mall
We meet in centrally located Bourke St Mall to begin our afternoon exploring Melbourne's laneways.
Pass By:  
Manchester Unity Building
Learn what made this building the talk of the town when it opened in 1932, while we taste a couple of the ultimate Aussie dishes!
Pass By:  
Collins Street
We stroll along the Australia's most prestigious street learning about it's place in the city's history.
Stop At:  
Degraves Street
Melbourne's best known and most bustling laneways are perfectly located for us to take a break, do some people watching and taste a couple more Melbourne favorites.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Block Arcade
How did this grand covered shopping mall get it's name? Learn all about the heady days when Melbourne was the richest city in the world. Don't forget, more delicious tastings!
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Royal Arcade
The oldest - and perhaps the strangest! - shopping mall in Australia. Find out why while we munch on some delicious sweets!
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Hardware Lane
Are you a sweet tooth or do you prefer a sneaky afternoon tipple? There's no need to choose as we enjoy or final two tastings in this neighbourhood rich in culinary delights.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Walk Melbourne Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on sanitization during Melbourne Foodie Discovery Walking Tour?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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star-4
Great way to spend an afternoon in Melbourne.
Petra_N
, Aug 2022
Learning about some of the history of the buildings in Melbourne’s CBD was interesting. Looking at street art and exploring the lane ways was an added bonus.
star-5
Super guide,super food,super experience
Paula_D
, Jun 2022
Hearing so much about the history of Melbourne as we walked the streets and enjoyed our food stops along the way.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Afternoon treat
Nadine_D
, Jun 2022
Brilliant afternoon! Monique was amazing in her delivery of a little bit of the city's history sprinkled amidst a tour of some of Melbourne's tastiest treats.
star-5
Great afternoon!
Neil_F
, May 2022
Guide was friendly & informative. Nice food, interesting sites. Architecture comments were fun. Wide range of tastes & locations.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Unexpected tasteful surprises.
Johannes_V
, Apr 2022
Good food does not only come from fancy restaurants. Small family owned restaurants can produce lovely food as well. The tour gives a possibility to experience that.
star-5
Sweet slice of Melbourne
Heath_W
, Apr 2022
Thoroughly enjoyed this foodie experience. Monique our tour guide was so lovely 😊 her wealth of food knowledge and history of Melbourne made the afternoon an informative culinary delight. Will not be hesitating to recommend this to family and friends when visiting Melbourne.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
We'd be so pleased to show your friends around. Thanks for the kind words!
star-5
The best way to experience Melbourne
Jonathon_B
, Apr 2022
The way the tour perfectly blended Melbourne’s history with its rich variety of foods & its culture, exactly as was promised by our guide who was excellent
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thanks! So pleased you enjoyed your time with us!
star-5
Delicious Day!
John_A
, Apr 2022
Our guide was extraordinary and created a fun atmosphere. She blended insights about Melbourne’s history with an amazing array of original foods from small shoppes.
star-5
This is a walking tour not to be missed
Debby_S
, Mar 2022
Monique was fabulous and had a lot of knowledge she took us to places we didn’t know existed. The food was excellent and she also gave us information on great eating places.
star-5
Fantastic tour . Recommend for visitors and locals.
Barbara_L
, Mar 2022
Melinda was very knowledgeable and passionate about Melbourne. The food stops were excellent. Great choice. Excellent tour.
star-4
Yummy walking tour
Casccw
, Dec 2021
We experienced coffee, dumplings, chocolate, gelato, Vietnamese pork roll and a wine - all deliciously good- walking was really only a small distance. Good learn a bit about Melbournes history and about the food. If you don’t drink coffee heads up to organize something else instead
star-5
Best food tour in Melbourne
Maria_M
, Dec 2021
Monique was wonderful , very friendly and informative it was just myself and my daughter so there was no rush and the tour flowed to our needs . We would highly recommend this tour even if your local like us .
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Hi Maria! Thanks so much. So glad you enjoyed yourselves!
star-5
Highly recommended
David-Leanne
, May 2021
Our guide Melinda was fantastic. A fifth generation Melbournian. Mel made the afternoon interesting, kept our attention, personable and friendly. Mel’s knowledge of the city was excellent. Highly recommended.
star-5
High recommend this tour
Kathy_C
, May 2021
Melinda our guide was amazing. Very caring and full of knowledge. Thank you Melinda for a wonderful tour.
star-5
Food walking tour
Liz_J
, Dec 2020
Fun knowledgeable guide and we got to know areas we hadn’t seen before Different food in each stop off and a good group
star-1
A Rip-Off
Janice_C
, Mar 2020
A total RIFF-OFF and one of the worst tours I have gone food wise. It was very expensive for what we got and should have been 1/2 the price as the food was cheap and nasty. Although the tour guide Monique was extremely knowledgeable, the food on the tour was cheap and nondescript and a disgrace to Melbourne. (Melbourne is the food capital of Australia). Firstly if you wanted to serve something Australian - you will bundle up vegemite and meat pie in one go not offer it as 2 tastings. It was a cheap shot. There should be tastings of multicultural cuisine like Italian etc instead of just Chinese dumplings. Instead of going to a macaroon shop you could stop for coffee and cake. Very poor. The guide was excellent just the quality of the food and the tastings. You could even widen the area.
star-5
What lies beneath
Karina_W
, Feb 2020
A fantastic tour offering some really interesting information about the history of Melbourne combined with great food and drink. Would totally recommend to anyone visiting Melbourne, even if you have been here before like we had.
star-5
Great way to explore the inner city.
Susan_W
, Feb 2020
Thoroughly enjoyed the food walking tour of Melbourne CBD. Sue our tour guide was wonderful. She was friendly and very knowledgeable about the inner city. We saw things you would never notice if walking around on your own. Loved exploring the various lane ways and will definitely explore them a lot more next time we are in Melbourne. The pie, dumplings, coffee and macaroons were very tasty. Don’t expect this tour to be all about and eating loads of food because it’s not. You discover lots of great and quirky places. Thoroughly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to discover inner Melbourne a bit more and get great information about some of the the history of Melbourne.
star-5
Interesting and informative.
michelle
, Jan 2020
We can thoroughly recommend this tour. Our guide was very friendly and informative and made the tour very interesting with her local knowledge. We went to places we would never have found on our own. It was also nice to meet the other people on the tour.
star-3
I did this tour with my parents, and...
Chad K
, May 2018
I did this tour with my parents, and while it was interesting, it really wasn't so much a food tour as it was a walking tour which was our expectation - so we left hungrier than we expected to be. We did get to see some fun, hidden parts of Melbourne, and our guide was very gracious.

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