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.
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
Really enjoyed the easy pace and the establishments visited! Marnie, our tour guide, was very friendly and supportive! She got us to where we needed to be on time and made sure we got what we were supposed to at each place! The best stop was Brunetti’s as the owner was very generous with his time and hospitality! Overall, an excellent way to spend a morning! 5/5 by Jennifer Saunders 18-3-2018
A great experience, thoroughly enjoyed the food and learnt so much as well. I've fallen back in love with Lygon St. after taking it for granted for many years.Our tour guide Marnie was lovely. She related well to everyone on the tour, and brought the history of Carlton to life. 5/5 by Debra Fischer 18-2-2018
I really enjoyed this event. Marnie did a great job of hosting us and Fabio at Berettis was so generous of his time and product. We will definately be going back there in the future.
All of the businesses were very good. Loved the platters at Stugetties too. Thankyou for such a unique experience 5/5 by Sue Spence 18-2-2018
It was fantastic. Gave it to my husband for a gift, and he loved it.
Brunettis was our favourite, and Fabio was so generous with his time, information, and samples. If the tour had of ended there, we would have been more than happy. LOVED IT!
Have recommended it to friends, who have used our discount coupon to purchase gift vouchers for Christmas. 5/5 by Adrian Kenny 22-12-2017
Tour was very good and Brenda very knowledgeable restaurants so generous 5/5 by Carol wade 10-12-2017
Excellent! Totally enjoyed it! 5/5 by Peggi Yip 9-12-2017
Fantastic insight into Lygon street 5/5 by Trish Pojer 12-11-2017
Very relaxed and informative. Loved all the places we visited especially Brunetti, Fabio was very generous with his time and samples. Plenty to eat on the tour will definitely recommend to others. Thanks Marnie , you did a great job. 5/5 by Jan Sweeney 12-11-2017
It was an enjoyable tour 4/5 by Hannah Newton 12-11-2017
My friend and I enyoyed this day. 4/5 by Rita Lakey 11-11-2017
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