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 6 heading north from Swanston Street.
By bus: Number 200, 201, 203, 205, 207 or 253 from Melbourne Central.
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.
The highlight of this tour was the Brunetti section. Fabio was so generous with his time and with all the food and drink at Brunetti. Amazing! King and Godfree was ordinary, and the final stop (cafe whose name I can't remember) was nothing special. 5/5 by Nick Stone 16-4-2019
Fabulous event, Brunetti's was amazing. Loved the whole tour. 5/5 by Peta Young 15-4-2019
Great event, loved Lygon street! Tour of Brunettis was thourough and the best bit!
Loved the other places also! Very well worth the $65 4/5 by Tayla Munro 16-2-2019
Generous food samples. Knoelegable guides. Great morning. 5/5 by Sheila Slattery 2-2-2019
Great morning of discovery. We live in Melb and frequent Lygon st a bit so it was really great to see the area through tourist eyes. We learnt a lot about the history and the food. Thanks to Georgie she was awesome. 5/5 by Sheila Slattery 2-2-2019
Very good covering a variety of different cultures 5/5 by Greg Wilson 25-1-2019
I travel down Lygon street often. What a treat to explore some of the great food and history along the way. The folks at Brunetti’s were particularly informative, welcoming and, of course, offered delicious tastings 5/5 by Karen Heinicke Motsch 20-1-2019
Loved the tour. Great value for money. Enthusiastic and friendly guide - Georgina. Will be recommending it to others. 5/5 by Karen Biggs 9-12-2018
Worth the money! Learnt a lot about Lygon street and some of the best restaurants. Great food! 5/5 by Andrea Karisik 8-12-2018
Loved this tour, so much delicious food! And Georgie was a great tour guide. 5/5 by Andrea Karisik 8-12-2018
5/5 by Teresa and Peter Mariniello 8-12-2018
This event was a fantastic experience! We will be recommending this to all of our friends and family! Really awesome experience!
5/5 by Elly Mollo 26-11-2018
The tour of Brunetti’s was beyond expectation. Fabio, the owner, was incredibly generous with his time, his explanations and the sharing of his wonderful food and history! Well done Foodi for including that on the tour!! That was hands down an incredible experience!! 5/5 by Wendy Lang 25-11-2018
This was a great tour. The in-depth tour of Brunetti's was particularly good - it made me realise that it wasn't just a cake shop. We later went for pizza in the city shop, which we really enjoyed. The other stops were good too. I also really enjoyed the spice shop visit, and bought lots of things to take home. 5/5 by Rhonda Zappelli 25-9-2018
Enjoyed the tour of Brunetti's and the spice house. 4/5 by Stephen Harris and Madeline Harris 16-9-2018
It was the best food tour we ever have done. Lots of food sampling. The tour at Brunettis was amazing. All of the other venues we visited also had informative hosts. Food was fantastic. We have recommended this tour to all of our family members, friends & work colleagues. 5/5 by Mary Howley 6-9-2018
great, thoroughly recommended !!! Brunetti was amazing !!!! and our tour guide was excellent as well. 5/5 by David Ryan 3-9-2018
The brief history on Lygon Street was interesting. The highlight was definitely the visit to Brunetti where the owner Fabio showed such passion about the history of the shop and how it has evolved over the years and how they keep at the forefront of the cake industry. Bravo! The food samples were delicious too! 4/5 by Daphne 24-7-2018
It was nice to revisit a place we use to live over 20 years ago and learn some of the new businesses of the street 4/5 by Patricia Chilvers 12-6-2018
We thoroughly enjoyed the experience!
Each venue was very friendly and welcoming.The food samples were delicious ... and suitable amounts for the style of tour.
All of our fellow participants were chatty, friendly and very pleasant. Thank you Marnie! 5/5 by Eunice Magee 11-6-2018
Overall pleasant. Marnie was a friendly and warm host. 4/5 by Sally Paxton 10-6-2018
As a visitor to Melbourne it was a great way to find out where to go for food and the spices shop was excellent and different. Thanks 5/5 by Elizabeth Darby 9-6-2018
Georgie was lovely and the tour was great especially our visit to Brunetti's. They were so generous with their tastings and the history amazing. We visited them again the next night for dinner. The others were interesting and also worth a visit again. All in all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Would definitely recommend to our friends & family. Thank you. 5/5 by Graham Thorne 29-5-2018
It was a very interesting tour. The tour around Brunetti was superb! The people in our tour group were very nice and we can definitely recommend this tour! 5/5 by Valerie 26-5-2018
Wow amazing day the history , stories and food so much fun .The guides were very friendly and relaxed and Brunetti well say no more ! No more boring high teas for us . More walking tours .
Thanks to all involved 5/5 by Jayne Mann 13-5-2018
Good variety. The highlight was Brunettis, Fabio was very hospitable and did not rush the large group of 16. 4/5 by Mark Berenato 13-5-2018
Excellent, Brunetti’s we love you your tour was amazing and your generosity excelled.
Would recommend this tour.
Thank you Marnie and Foodi 5/5 by Jayne Mann 13-5-2018
It was a good experience 4/5 by Mark 29-4-2018
Fabio at Brunetti's was an absolute stand out.
Found the French deli and the spice shop very good 4/5 by Michele Sharp 29-4-2018
I was very excited to do this tour and was not disappointed.
very friendly staff from the venues who went out of their way to tell us about their businesses and spoilt us with very yummy delights. 5/5 by suzanne sander 3-4-2018