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Lygon St Walking Food Tour      Melbourne
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This historic street is the Italian restaurant capital of Australia.
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Saturday the 29th of October 2016
$54.00pp     5 places left
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Time: Fortnightly, Saturday 10am
Duration: 2.5-3 hours
Meeting Point: Corner of Elgin St and Lygon St, Carloton

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.

Buon Appetito!

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Upcoming Dates
Bookings close 2 days prior
Saturday the 29th of October 2016
$54.00pp     5 places left
Saturday the 12th of November 2016
$54.00pp     open
Saturday the 26th of November 2016
$54.00pp     open
Saturday the 7th of January 2017
$54.00pp     14 places left
Saturday the 21st of January 2017
$54.00pp     open
Saturday the 4th of February 2017
$54.00pp     open
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 94 reviews
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
Great tour, went to some really wonderful places. Especially like Brunettli's - what an amazing array of cakes :)
5/5 by Elaine Cross
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
Informative and fun. Good introduction to the area. Learnt about places we would not otherwise see.
4/5 by Su Kie Ong
Brunettis best - informative experience
4/5 by Deborah Monaco

5/5 by Paula da Silva
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
Well planned. Fabio from Brunettis was so generous with his time and produce. Excellent
great tour with plenty of variety. brunetti was fantastic
5/5 by Eloise Balgowan
5/5 by Richard Bossio
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
Very interesting and nice samples.
4/5 by Marie Newcombe
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
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