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Lygon St Walking Food Tour      Melbourne
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There’s nothing better to do on a weekend than go out and explore the city, meet new people, and sample great food.
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Saturday the 11th of June 2016
$54.00pp     4 places left

Time: Fortnightly, Saturday 10am
Duration: 2.5-3 hours
Meeting Point: Corner of Elgin St and Lygon St

Melbourne is the cultural hub of Australia. It boasts a rich, vibrant food culture with some of the best cafes and restaurants. This bread, cheese, and eats tour will take you around to some of these notable establishments so you can treat your tastebuds to some of Melbourne’s finest delicacies.

On this tour, you’ll be taken around to six of Melbourne’s best delicatessens, cafes, and restaurants in the Lygon St precinct. You’ll have the opportunity to sample the best of each establishment, including cheeses, cured meats, dips, and breads, while learning about how each of these are produced and prepared. And if you find something you really like, why not bring some home to share with friends and family?

You’ll be able to see Melbourne from an intimate, local perspective as the proprietors from the various establishments share their stories and passion with you.

You will visit six venues around the city, with a sit-down break in between. There will be some walking involved on the day, so please wear comfortable shoes and bring an umbrella if the weather calls for it.

The tour price covers all food samples, and a drink during the sit-down break. This tour is not vegetarian, vegan or dairy free.

If you’re looking for a few hours of fun on the weekend, meeting new people, and discovering new things about your city, Foodi tours will show you where to start.
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Saturday the 11th of June 2016
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Refund Policy: Full refunds given with 5 days notice. Dates can be changed with 3 days notice. Please be advised that although we make every effort to ensure that we accurately represent Foodi's service and products, venues are subject to availability, and we reserve the right to make changes to all samples on tours.
4.6/5 from 82 reviews
enjoyable and interesting
4/5 by Lisa Albarouki
enjoyable and interesting
4/5 by Lisa Albarouki

4/5 by Ilana
Very enjoyable and informative. Our guide was very friendly and able to answer all questions. The tour felt relaxed and we had a lovely group. The businesses we visited were well-chosen and the staff at each establishment were interesting and fun.
5/5 by Jo-Ann Koch
Linda was so knowledgeable about the history of the area and her enthusiasm was infectious! The samples were generous, tasty and filling! A very enjoyable morning.
5/5 by Leonie Courtney
Excellent. Linda was a knowledgeable guide.
5/5 by Simon Vu
5/5 by Craig Davies
We thoroughly enjoyed the food tour on Saturday. Linda (our guide), was so nice and informative. Interesting to hear some of the history of the area and we had a nice variety of tastings of good quality food. Linda was lovely and we were lucky enough to be in the company of a great group of people! Good all round. Thanks, Fran & Bob Peckham.
5/5 by Francis Peckham
I loved it.. It included a lot more diversity than I had expected - not just the Italian food cultures...The guides were very engaging - Sheree very knowledgeable and passionate about the area. There were some holdups wth people wanting to shop - perhaps suggest they go back in leisure time after the walk to do that - but I understand that the businesses depend on sales - however they come. Not a big issue. The event at Milk the Cow was very enjoyable - One suggestion would be that the guides ( and there were two with another learning the ropes)ensure that the plates of cheese are evenly distributed across the group. We had five people digging into our platter, while two ladies had one to themselves. They thought it was fabulous of course. It was very impressive how well things were organised in each of the stops with the largish group, other people trying to buy things and the store manager organising samples of food and addressing the group. Very smoothly done.
4/5 by Clare Buising
Passionate and knowledgeable tour leaders. Fantastic food choices
5/5 by Anne Barker
Great guide and lots of fun sampling food and get to know the local community
5/5 by Chloe Hurley
Shireeen our guide was fantastic.. v. Knowledgeable about area and took us to some very unexpected places along the way. Had a really enjoyable morning.
5/5 by Catherine Benjamin
It was a breathe of fresh air, interesting and diverse
4/5 by Dan Hanley
Wendy and I loved the event, the food, the guides and the company, learn't a lot about Carlton and its early days.
5/5 by Peter Jordan
The tour guide was lovely and took us to places we haven't noticed on previous visits to Lygon street. The tasting plates were great and the whole tour, which lasted 4 hours, was memorable.
5/5 by Orna Goussac
Loved having the opportunity to see and taste food from retail shops I would not have gone to when visiting Melbourne. Shireen our guide was great, full of historical information about the area. Was fun ending the tour at the cheese tasting shop. Very friendly staff their and an abundance of good wines and cheeses.
5/5 by Jo Briggs
I absolutely loved this tour. It was completely different to what I imagined it would be but in a surprisingly good way. Our tour guide, Shireen was such a delight. Shireen gave us some fabulous insider tips on some of her favourite places to eat. We only had a small group of 4 which was great as it allowed us more time at each stop. The perfect weather contributed to a very pleasant couple of hours. Thanks for the wonderful tour Shireen. I will be trying a "magic" the next time I am in Melbourne! Michelle & Di
5/5 by Dianne Guyatt
Overall it was interesting & went to some produce shops I may have walked past previously. For the price I'm not sure if I would do another one, but I did enjoy the few hours & met some nice people.
4/5 by Rochelle Valente
Our guide, Shireen was friendly and informative and the whole group enjoyed finding the 'hidden gems' of Lygon Street. Shireen was interested in our club (VIEW/The Smith Family) and was happy to stay and chat at our last venue as we ordered wine and extended our time with her. The pick-up point was excellent. Easy to reach by public transport.
5/5 by Heather Manners
Enjoyed listening to jack talk of his experience of food and taking us around lygon St. He's got a knack for humor and you can tell he loves food by the things he says and how he's able to interact with everyone.
4/5 by Maria
Jack was an excellent guide who clearly understands food and his local area. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and certainly had many delicious food items to sample with a balance of savoury and sweet.
4/5 by Brenda Pond
Delightful - the guide was knowledgeable and kept us engaged throughout the tour.
5/5 by Szuen

5/5 by Leah Baxter

4/5 by Glenister Lamont
Yum yum yummy
5/5 by John Baxter
A lovely 'taste' of Lygon Street.
5/5 by Melody Rewakowski
My friend and I had a wonderful experience around Lygon Street with a very happy and knowledgeable tour guide named Shireen. She told us tales from the past and brought the information up to the present, highlighting the role played by people from different cultures and traditions. Each stopping place provided further information and very generous tasting portions. Mmmm...the pate, the cheeses, the meats, the coffee , the bread!! Highly recommended tour.
5/5 by Sharon Padley
Learnt a lot from the experience. Great intro to local cuisine and our guide Shereen was very knowledgable and really knew the area. Had been to Lygon St before but still found new places. Loved the "hole in the wall" behind the servo.
5/5 by Donald Macdonald
Great introduction to some of what Lygon St and Carlton have to offer in the way of tasty treats. Friendly, relaxed vibe.
4/5 by Kendal
4/5 by Bianca Steel & Tim Steel
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