Foodie Fun at Queen Victoria Market: In Partnership with Food & Wine Magazine

  • Port

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Excursion Type

    Information not currently available.

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Starting At

    USD199.95

  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 4¾ Hours

  • Meals Included

    No

It has been said that Melbourne is like miniaturization of the world’s best food cities -- Tokyo, Seoul, New York and Los Angeles -- all combined in one. The city is indeed a melting pot of flavors from around the world, and on this guided walking tour, you'll discover why so many chefs love this culinary capital.

Your first stop is at the bustling Queen Victoria Market, where your passionate foodie guide introduces you to the local food scene. Stroll through this historical market among fresh produce, dairy products, arts and crafts and more. Grab a coffee from a popular barista and discuss how Melbourne has become a mecca for coffee enthusiasts; then, explore Australia's only bookstore dedicated solely to food and cooking.

Ride one of the city's iconic trams, which will whisk you to central Melbourne.

While you're exploring shopping malls built during the gold rush of the 1800s, your guide will illustrate the history of the city through food. You'll taste some of Australia's indigenous flavors in spicy blends.

Tucked along Melbourne's beloved laneways are many other wonderful food discoveries. Sample gourmet donuts from a tiny "cult" shop hidden in a forgotten corner, and wander through narrow streets to observe the city's wonderfully diverse food culture. You'll also discover some of the best Chinese dumplings anywhere.

Finish with a flourish -- homemade Italian gelato.

This is a great way to experience the magic of Melbourne, tasting the flavors of the city and discovering locations that you may not find on your own.

Notes:

Vegan, vegetarian and lactose-free diets can be accommodated. Gluten-free, kosher, halal and nut-free diets cannot be accommodated.