Foodies Bucket List - Walking Tour

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Taste your way around Melbourne on the ultimate foodie tour. Discover a variety of cuisines including Spanish, Asian Fusion, and Contemporary Australian, as you traverse the city. Learn about Melbourne’s vibrant history and how it became one of the world’s food capitals from your informative guide. Sample several dishes during this tour with a group of eight guests or less, to ensure an intimate and personalized experience.
  • Sample some of Melbourne’s best cuisines on a food tour
  • Try dishes from various cuisines such as Peruvian, Spanish, and Chinese
  • Learn about the history of the city and how it became a world food capital
  • Enjoy a personalized experience with a small group of eight or less guests

What's Included

  • Delicious food tastings
  • Local, passionate, Melbourne tour guide
  • Vegetarian & Vegan Friendly. Please notify us at the time of booking
  • Allergies & Aversions. Your allergy is your responsibility. Please inform us at least 48 hours in advance of your tour
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • BearBrass
    GR3A/3 Southgate Ave, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia

    Your Tour Leader will meet you outside BEAR BRASS CAFE. There are escalators and a large colourful sculpture located right next to Bear Brass Cafe.

Start time

11:00 am

End point

  • Spring Street Grocer
    Basement/157 Spring St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

    Your tour concludes on Spring Street, near the corner of Bourke Street.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Additional Information:
  • Walking is up to 1.7km at a slow, leisurely pace. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
  • Please come prepared for rain, hail or shine. This is Melbourne where weather is always a 'surprise'
  • Tour Duration - up to 3.5 hours
  • Tour Commences 11.00am
  • A minimum of 2 guests is required for this tour to operate. A full refund will be issued if only 1 guest is confirmed.
  • Allergies & Aversions. Your allergy is your responsibility. Please inform us at least 48 hours in advance of your tour
  • E-Ticket voucher confirmation
  • Details provided with voucher confirmation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers

Cancellation Policy

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 a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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If you can only choose one foodie tour in Melbourne, this is it.
152 reviews
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Good food, but not our particular guide
Kathryn_Z, Feb 2023
Some of the locals on our tour knew more than the guide which was disappointing. While the food on the tour was good, I think your experience will definitely depend on your tour guide and their knowledge of the area and food.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Hi Kathyn. Thank you for taking the time to review and provide your feedback, much appreciated. Our guide on your tour is an excellent tour leader. She did mention that the conditions were challenging (a warm and windy Melbourne summers day:) - with one guest leaving the tour, feeling faint and quite unwell. This was quite concerning and unsettling - however we take onboard your comments. Thank you again for taking the time to review. All the very best:)
The perfect way to see the city and have some great food.
David_D, Jan 2023
Highly recommend seeing the city while having a bit to eat along the way. Be prepared to walk but at each food stop you are treated with a wonderful few bits to eat. Never felt rushed that we had to get to the next location it was enjoyable all around. Our tour was a small group.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Hi David... THANK YOU so much for your wonderful review. We love what we do - and are delighted you enjoyed it too. All the very best:))
Great food choices!...
Penta_d, Jan 2023
Great food choices! Colleen picked different types of food venues and they were all amazing. Excellent food and tour guide
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Hello Penta. Thank you so much for taking the time to review our tour. This is very much appreciated. We agree.... Colleen is an excellent tour guide. One of her passions and key interests is meeting fabulous foodie folk like you:) THANK YOU again. All the very best....
Impressed Locals
Allison_C, Dec 2022
Martina was a friendly and knowledgeable tour guide who showed my husband and I another side to the city we live in. The combination of local history and culinary recommendations made the tour one we would repeat and invite friends on. In fact, we saw another couple from our tour at the restaurant where we ate dumplings, the very next day.
Walking food tour
Lorraine_B, Oct 2022
Excellent tour, very informative and interesting, didn’t feel rushed, lots of food options, I would highly recommend 😊
Response from Host, Nov 2022
THANK YOU so much Lorraine. Loved having you both on tour with me... All the best:))))
Awesome day out!
Greg_B, Oct 2022
All in all a fantastic day with so much more than we expected. We discovered another side of Melbourne that we didn't know existed. Great host and amazing food. Highly recommended!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Fantastic! I am so thrilled you enjoyed our Foodies Bucket List tour. THANKS for touring with me. Please yell out anytime if you need other Melbourne recommendations:))) Thanks again.
The perfect way to see and eat your way around Melbourne
Helen_B, July 2022
It was great to explore the fabulous food venues that exist in Melbourne with a knowledgeable guide. The perfect way to see Melbourne!
Response from Host, July 2022
Hi Helen, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. The pleasure is all ours, we love what we do:) Thanks for choosing US. Martina
Good food tour
johanna_s, July 2022
Our guide Maria was very thoughtful and kind. We enjoyed walking around the rocks and Barangaroo with her. The food was more than adequate and the fig and ricotta gelato was delish
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you so much Johanna, however I think this review was for my lovely colleague in Sydney - Ultimately Sydney. You may have accidentally submitted your review to my tour instead of your Sydney tour. I will pass it on:))) THANK YOU!
Food history and great company
Des_Y, Mar 2022
Loved the laneways, the history and the food was awesome. The group was small so we could all hear Martina our fantastic guide. We got to try some foods and places that we wouldn’t necessarily have gone and done ourselves. Highly recommend this tour
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Hi Des.... Wow, thank you so much for your lovely and kind words. I had an absolute ball on tour with your group. A whole lot of fun:) Thank you to both you and Alice.... Take care, Martina:)
Just do it you’ll enjoy it.
Carmel_C, Feb 2022
Our infectiously friendly enthusiastic guide was extremely knowledgeable about the food and the buildings around us as we walked easily around the laneways and historic malls in Melbourne. The food choices were varied and always tasty, and food preferences were well catered for. There was enough time to enjoy without being hurried and somehow we still managed to cover plenty of ground and 5 different tasting venues. Highly recommend, do it you wont be sorry!
Response from Host, Feb 2022
THANK YOU so much Carmel for your wonderful review - truly the pleasure was all mine. I had an absolute BALL with both of you, just like 'touring' with good friends:) Enjoy the rest of your 'Melbourne' adventure....
A Melbourne must do
Brad_A, Dec 2021
What a fantastic day. Weather, food and company were fantastic. After living in Melbourne my whole 40odd years I never knew there was so many nooks, laneways and secret doors that opened to such delicious venues. Martina was a fantastic host and wealth of me the drink pairings are a must.
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Amazing!!! Thanks so much for such a wonderful review..... The pleasure was truly all mine. Thank you to you and your family for joining me..... Best wishes to you all:)
Amazing exposure to Melbourne while have a cuisine immersion.
Michael_J, Jan 2020
We had a wonderful food tour of Melbourne. Our guide was very knowledgable as we walked through the heart of the entertainment area and we visited 3 restaurants each providing a variety of samples of their cuisine which represented the leading styles in Melbourne. We also visited a wonderful cheese shop and gelato shop. We have just started doing foodie tours and found this a wonderful way to gain local insight while having amazing foods. Highly recommend.
Response from Host, Jan 2020
Thank you so very much for your wonderful review Michael. Sandra mentioned it was lovely meeting you and your family. We are thrilled you enjoyed our foodie stops and look forward to welcoming you all again one day. Thank you:)
Take this tour with Martina--you will not regret it!
Kia H, Nov 2019
My husband and I took the foodies bucket list walking tour with Martina and simply adored it! Not only was Martina knowledgeable about the history of Melbourne's food scene, she explained Melbourne's actual history through its food. Martina also explained every dish we tried and even shared several insider tips about hidden restaurants and cafes that we would have never learned of in a visitors' guide. This tour left my husband and I feeling like Melbourne foodie insiders, not only during the tour, but during the remainder of our stay in Melbourne. If you can only choose one foodie tour in Melbourne, this is it. You will not regret it!
Response from Host, Nov 2019
Hello you.... Thank you so much to you and Daniel for booking our 'Foodies Bucket List Tour' - and for your beautiful review. Wow! The pleasure was seriously all mine. I left you guys feeling so truly inspired - learning all about your 'world'. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Please yell out if you are ever back in Melbs... love to catch up again. Martina:)
Absolutely DO NOT miss this...
Charm_H, July 2018
Absolutely DO NOT miss this delicious food experience. Walking the laneways of Melbourne, seeking out the hidden gems, and taking in the surprising and rich history of Melbourne. Truly incredible! Our guide was FANTASTIC, so knowledgeable and very passionate about her hometown. And the food stops were one highlight after the next. Honestly it is hard to choose a favourite. I loved the Peruvian ceviche and the Asian dumplings best! Yum! Thank you so much for creating an unforgettable, special Melbourne experience. I LOVED every moment and will recommend it again and again. Thank you.
An outstanding tour that ticked the...
Andrew_K, June 2018
An outstanding tour that ticked the boxes for what we wanted, being a mix of history and an insight into Melbourne food culture. The walking gave us a great overview of Melbourne, the guide took us through the history and sites of the town and the food delighted us all along the way. The restaurant selection was perfect and the food tastings were exceptional . We would never have found some of the back alley restaurants on our own. If your passion is food and youre not looking for large groups where you race to try and keep up with a guide then this is the perfect tour. Weve done walking food tours all over the world and this ranks with the best of them. Thank you for a memorable day. Highly recommend.