Time: Fortnightly, Saturdays at 10am
Duration: 3-3.5 hours (finishes by 1.30pm)
Meeting Point: Corner of Elgin St and Lygon St, Carlton
On this this tour, you will sample some of the most interesting foods that Carlton has to offer.
Foodi will guide you through a hand-picked selection of venues, each with their own story to tell and delicious samples to share.
This includes an exclusive 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, breads, pastries and gelato, with a coffee break at one of Lygon's funkiest cafes. Buon Appetito!
There will be some walking involved on the day, so please wear comfortable shoes and bring an umbrella if the weather calls for it.
All food samples are included in your ticket price, along with an optional small alcoholic beverage sample, and a coffee (or tea). All other beverages can be purchased at your own expense. This tour is not recommended for persons under the age of 13 years.
As the tour focuses on traditional European food samples, not all venues on tour are able to cater for vegan, gluten free and dairy free requirements, so please not your preferences and/or allergies, at the time of booking.
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.
I would give it 4.5, if such a rate existed. Georgina was a very good guide, enthusiastic, informative and pleasant. The trip to Brunetti was excellent. Fabio was very generous with his time, giving us many interesting information about his products and business model. The food there was also excellent. The spice shop was interesting. I did not know the existence of so many spices in Australian cuisine. 4/5 by Nhi Tran 23-6-2019
Great way to spend a morning.
We were well looked after at all the places we went to & Georgina was very informative about the area and a great guide. Brunetti's went well beyond our expectations. Have told many people about this tour and will booking again in the future. 5/5 by Robert McIntosh 10-6-2019
Our Guide, Georgina, was great. Brunetti's was the best. So genorous with there time and samples. They made us feel like VIP's. will recomend to friends. Thank you 5/5 by Lyn Muddle 10-6-2019
Fantastic! Our tour guide was wonderful (Georgie). She was knowledgeable, friendly and chatty. The venues were great...especially Brunetti’s. Fabio was very generous with his time, knowledge and food/drink samples. 5/5 by Sue Southern 9-6-2019
This event was sensational- exceeding my expectations. Georgina was a very professional, well organised, informative and warm guide. Fabio was very generous, witty and such a gentleman man. I totally enjoyed listening to him about the history and future of this amazing place. I now understand why the I hoards flock to Brunetti’s. Thank you. 5/5 by chris jardine 29-5-2019
5/5 by Lauren Hunt 25-5-2019
Georgina was a pleasant and informative guide
Brunetti's were generous with their tour through their business and i would recommend a Foodi Tour A wonderful Day. 5/5 by Virginia Stelzer 20-5-2019
Brunetti was the highlight. 5/5 by Tom and Rosanne DICKSON 12-5-2019
Our time at Brunetti was extremely informative and we all agreed that tastings there were wonderful. Our second stop at the French delicatessen was interesting.
The spice shop was an opportunity for us to purchase some spice. Our final stop for pasta was good. Our host was informative and a lovely gentleman. 5/5 by Henriette Vis 1-5-2019
Simply amazing 5/5 by Kay Palmer 1-5-2019
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