Time: Fortnightly, Saturday 10am
Duration: 2.5-3 hours
Meeting Point: Corner of Elgin St and Lygon St, Carlton
On this this tour, you will sample some of the best foods that Carlton has to offer.
Foodi will guide you around a variety of notable venues, each with their own story to tell and delicious samples to share.
This includes a tour around the kitchen of an iconic Italian pasticceria, a talk at Melbourne’s only traditional French Charcuterie, and a learning experience about the area’s European history as you walk.
You’ll also have the opportunity to sample the best of each establishment, including cheeses, cured meats, dips, and breads. This tour is not vegetarian, vegan or dairy free.
There will be some walking involved on the day, so please wear comfortable shoes and bring an umbrella if the weather calls for it.
How to get there:
By tram: Number 1 or 8 heading north from Swanston Street.
By bus: Number 200, 201, 203, 205, 207 or 253 from Melbourne Central.
To book a private tour for 8 or more people click here.
Refund Policy: Full refunds given with 5 days notice. Dates can be changed with 3 days notice.
Terms and Conditions: 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.
Foodi require a minimum of 4 people for the tour to successfully proceed.
Best idea was to choose to go on this tour. The history was great to here and the different establishments we went to were awesome. The amount of food we had to taste was a shock there was so much on offer. Brunetti was our favourite and Fabio never made you feel you were just another tour group coming in to view his staff at work. 5/5 by Leanne Nolan 25-4-2017
It was really great, well paced and interesting 5/5 by Belinda Cullen 16-4-2017
Enjoyed the walk. Although frequent Lygon visitor experienced some new venues. 4/5 by Ron Vellenoweth 16-4-2017
Thoroughly enjoyed with a lovely group of participants. Good value for money as we received some wonderful food samples. Enjoyed Brunetti so much that we went back several times after the tour for additional meals. A lovely varied selection of eateries and Brenda was a wonderful guide. 5/5 by Jan Smith 22-3-2017
allround a well conducted tour with the cafe owners,particularly the first one very informative. 5/5 by michael brennan 9-3-2017
Very enjoyable, thought our host was delightful, 4/5 by Louise West 4-3-2017
An excellent way to spend a Saturday morning. We visited places that we would normally walk past, and thoroughly enjoyed every one. There was plenty of food and samples to discover and enjoy. We will recommend this tour to all. 5/5 by Jenny Breen 19-2-2017
4/5 by Lauren Hunt 11-2-2017
Good basic tour of Lygon st. time spent at Brunettis was a highlight. So interesting to learn about their business. And they were so generous with samples. 4/5 by Elizabeth Maddison 5-2-2017
Friendly group. Brunettis tour was excellent. 4/5 by Jan Win 4-2-2017
The event exceeded our expectations. The generosity at Brunetti's was incredible. The food throughout the tour was delicious. It was so interesting as well to hear about the history of Lygon Street. Will definitely do another foodi tour based on this one and will recommend it to others. 5/5 by Jenny Mendez 16-12-2016
Everything about the tour was outstanding --- it was great value, the stops we made were interesting and high quality , the samples were generous, the pace was lesisurely , we enjoyed meeting and chatting with fellow tour attendees and Hannah was a terrific guide -- entertaining , informative , well organized and energetic .
As newcomers to Melbourne my wife Sharon and I thoroughly enjoyed our introduction to Lygon Street . Fabio at Brunetti was a particularly great host who was very generous with his time
We also liked the small group size -- it made the tour more personal 5/5 by Ross Harvey 10-12-2016
Fabulous way to experience a little of what Lygon St has to offer. Brunettis was a highlight, especially behind the scenes but the places were fantastic too. 5/5 by Vanessa Aguirre 13-11-2016
All the shops were delightful, especially Brunetti. 4/5 by Mary Ellen Wahlheim 12-11-2016
Great variety of restaurants, cafes and shops. 4/5 by Louise Tucker 2-11-2016
Very enjoyable. 4/5 by LYNDELL COLLINS 30-10-2016
It's unique experience to understand the multiracial and multiethnic cuisine on one street in Melbourne 5/5 by Shyamali Larsen 29-10-2016
Amazing value for money, Brunettis was fabulous beyond words and left us with our mouths hanging open in wonder! An excellent tour, highly recommended to others looking for a great way to spend a Saturday lunhctime 5/5 by Robyn Smillie 17-10-2016
Great tour, went to some really wonderful places. Especially like Brunettli's - what an amazing array of cakes :) 5/5 by Elaine Cross 16-10-2016
I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. The venues were very welcoming especially Brunettis which gave us an amazing behind the scenes tour. The food was delicious. Cristina the host was bubbly, friendly and enthusiastic. I definitely recommend it 5/5 by rosa pane 18-9-2016
Informative and fun. Good introduction to the area. Learnt about places we would not otherwise see. 4/5 by Su Kie Ong 17-9-2016
Brunettis best - informative experience 4/5 by Deborah Monaco 17-9-2016
5/5 by Paula da Silva 4-9-2016
Main highlight was the Brunettis and La Parisiene Pate. I love the behind the kitchen tour of Brunettis, very educational and the sampling of pistachio gelato right off the churning machine was so divine! 4/5 by Merivale Chang 4-9-2016
Well planned. Fabio from Brunettis was so generous with his time and produce. Excellent 5/5 by THERESE BRENNAN 7-8-2016
great tour with plenty of variety. brunetti was fantastic 5/5 by Eloise Balgowan 23-7-2016
Everything 5/5 by Richard Bossio 15-6-2016
It was good and a good way to learn about some places that may not visit otherwise. I thought there may be have been more salami/cheese to taste. 4/5 by Janine Messina 14-6-2016
Very interesting and nice samples. 4/5 by Marie Newcombe 28-5-2016
enjoyable and interesting 4/5 by Lisa Albarouki 10-4-2016
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