To request a private tour for 8 or more, click here.
Join us on a food discovery of Melbourne's laneways.
Time: Fortnightly on Saturdays at 3pm
Duration: 2.5 - 3 hours
Meeting Point: Corner of Elizabeth St and Little Lonsdale St, CBD.
Please note: This tour will be on hiatus across Saturdays 7th, 14th and 21st September. We recommend Food's limited-run tour Flavours of Funky Fitzroy, on those dates.
There are over 140 different cultures represented in Melbourne, which makes this city a culinary hotspot.
As the list of places to eat continually evolves, both travellers and locals alike have countless shops, bars, restaurants and cafes to explore.
To steer you in the right direction, Foodi will guide you to a variety of hand-picked venues where you will find your new favourite places to eat and be entertained.
And for those of you who enjoy the thrill of walking through Melbourne’s bustling laneways, these are also on the agenda, along with a lesser-known route to uncover some hidden gems.
Not only will you taste food samples at each stop via share platters (both savoury and sweet), but your friendly host will also share the venue’s history, as well as snippets of information about the city as you pass by. The walk also visits the historic GPO building.
This tour will finish in walking distance of CBD public transport hubs, for convenience and ease, especially if you've enjoyed a few bevvies on tour (drinks can be purchased at your own expense).
There will be some walking involved on the day, so please wear comfortable shoes and bring an umbrella if the weather calls for it.
Vegetarian options are available on this tour but not all venues can cater for all dietary requirements, so please advise dietary requirements at the time of booking. This tour is not suitable for persons under the age of 18 years, as most of our venues have licensed bars.
To request a private tour for 8 or more, 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.
We love it
Great to see hidden places 5/5 by Lesley Hoy 5-8-2019
Really good. Loved discovering new places we have never seen before. Looking forward to trying other tours 4/5 by Greg Barber 3-8-2019
We had a really good time. Georgie was friendly and we had a great group. Food Was delicious too. :-) ***** 5/5 by Maureen Pennington 11-6-2019
It was a fun way to spend the afternoon.
Georgie was delightful 5/5 by Tonia De Palo 8-6-2019
Very good food tour. Went to parts of the city I had not been to before. Venues that I had never been to but will go back to them 5/5 by Tina Stuchbury 6-6-2019
I enjoyed the variety of venues. 4/5 by Michelle Webster 28-4-2019
Georgina was a great host. Food was good. A great way for us to learn more about our city. 5/5 by Mary Howley 14-4-2019
Very glad we did the tour, lovely group. Definitely surprised me how many great spots Melbourne has. 4/5 by John Chipp 31-3-2019
Most enjoyable, the venue's were interesting and the food great.
Georgie was a great host and good knowledge of the lane's & surrounding points of interest. 5/5 by Jackie Mahony 17-3-2019
Was amazing 5/5 by Tracey Hobson 16-3-2019
Georgina had chosen interesting places with different types of good tasting food. She was a charming host and sprinkled the outing with local knowledge. 5/5 by Liesel Ingrassia 17-2-2019
absolutely loved the places and food. Georgie was lovely and very organised. 5/5 by Stephanie Angelakis 3-2-2019
A really nice afternoon out. Loved seeing places I have never been to & also meeting everyone in the group. 4/5 by Debra Cairns & Carlo Gazzola 4-11-2018
5/5 by Cherie Pitt 30-10-2018
Well organised and fun. 4/5 by John Pressley 27-10-2018
It was a really lovely event, we had lots of fun showing some tourists around. 4/5 by Stephanie Atchison 14-10-2018
Great idea, got to see parts of the city I wouldn’t normally have gone to. 4/5 by Anne Treloar 19-8-2018
We had a great night celebrating a birthday in a group of 9 personal friends visiting places we didn't even know existed.
Esther was a very friendly and competent guide. 4/5 by Anne Treloar 19-8-2018
A great way to be introduced to Melbourne 5/5 by Andrea Goltz 5-8-2018
It was really fun, food was great, excellent company 4/5 by Tess Kelsey 24-6-2018
Great to meet other people, be introduced to eating places that I wouldn't have otherwise thought to try or known about. 4/5 by MATTHEW OATES 10-6-2018
Lovely - chosen places were interesting and somewhere I’d never thought to go to. 5/5 by Katie Gorzala 27-5-2018
Overall a good afternoon spent with an interesting group of foodies, which did make the day. 4/5 by Stefania Cortecci 13-5-2018
4/5 by Dustyn 15-4-2018
An original experience. A delightful hostess in Chris. 4/5 by Tony Brown 9-4-2018
5/5 by Vanita 18-3-2018
Well organised, Our tour guide Anna was knowledgeable of CBD visited the unknown Great tastings have my favorite now I know it’s there Highly recommended 5/5 by Gayle Bowman 4-3-2018
The tour was amazing, tried foods I had never eaten before and went to places I didn't even know existed. Our tour guide Anna was so knowledgeable about Melbourne's hidden gems! I would definitely recommend this tour 5/5 by STEPHANIE ROBERTS 18-2-2018
The night safari was a fantastic event! Our guide Anna was incredibly knowledgeable not just about food but also about Melbourne itself. I learnt so much on the tour and got to experience food and places that I never would have experienced had it not been for the tour. 5/5 by STEPHANIE ROBERTS 18-2-2018
Well organised Delightful host (Anna). Gave a great insight into the laneways etc., 5/5 by Dawn Gleeson 18-2-2018