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.
Very informative tour and amazing venues. Friendly hosts with good local information and food suggestions 5/5 by Epsy Edward 16-10-2017
We were very happy with the tour-we'd read the reviews and certainty agree that it was a great thing to do. Also agree with brunetti's being the absolute stand out with the generosity of not only samples and freebies but also the valuable time of the boss Fabio-incredible!!!!!!! Would recommend it to anyone! 5/5 by Rachel Spiby 15-10-2017
Coming from Sydney it was wonderful to get such an insight into the history of the area. The tour covered several cultures and went beyond just food but the food productions origins and how that and the buildings themselves, the tools and the devices, and the community show a rich and fascinating history. The tour began at Brunetti's and you couldn't have chosen a better place. The owner was amazing and that store has so much history to it. Our guide Brenda was sooo nice and friendly and happy and she pointed out so much in the street and kept us invested on our journey. And yes the food was amazing. 5/5 by Rosamund Turkington and Ash Broadbridge 2-10-2017
Brunettis was the highlight and they were very generous to our tour and spent a lot of time explaining their business. The tour was set for the correct amount of time. 4/5 by Tracy Alston 1-10-2017
Good variety of places with wonderful food to try. Brunettis was exceptionally good. The manager was absolutely wonderful, informative and very generous with the sampling. 4/5 by Lynda Kettlewell 17-9-2017
Was lots of fun and very interesting, especially behind the scenes at Brunetti's. 4/5 by Kathryn Chalmers 27-8-2017
4/5 by chris pitt 25-7-2017
Fantastic!! Loved Brunetti's so much will go back there with the grandchildren. 5/5 by Wendy Sandlant 24-7-2017
We all thought the highlight was our visit to Brunetti. Great tour and generous samples. 5/5 by Janelle Thearle 14-7-2017
fun! Brunetti's was a highlight 4/5 by Kate Funez 10-7-2017
Brunettis was very generous in their time and the food they allowed us to try.
La-Parisiene Pate the lady that spoke, gave a very interesting talk and the produce they make, very yummy. 5/5 by Sarah Meyer 9-7-2017
5/5 by DENNIS BAU 9-7-2017
We absolutely loved it, plenty of tastings, generous businesses, interesting businesses, particularly Brunetti 5/5 by Lesley Hoy 1-7-2017
tour was enjoyable but not long enough 4/5 by Mary-Anne Christopoulos 25-6-2017
We really enjoyed it all. Brunettis very generous tastings was a highlight. 5/5 by Sandra & Tom Bowen 27-5-2017
Friendly and informative tour. Learnt about the history of Lygon St. It was fun meeting the other guests anf of course our individual food hosts. 4/5 by Joe Curato 27-5-2017
Variety of the food stops. Brunetti's was outstanding with generous samples and the owner was very engaging and interesting. Good pace of the tour. 5/5 by Karen Biggs 29-4-2017
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
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