The kitchens of the Topkapi palace in Istanbul invented and devised the most sumptuous feasts. From the elaborate Royal Mutfaklar recipes originated the simple cooking techniques and honest final products - food not hidden under sauces or masked by heavy-handed use of herbs or spices.
Join us in exploring some of the oldest Turkish restaurants in Brunswick’s bustling Sydney road. We begin with exploring Brunswick’s bustling Sydney road, the epicentre of cultural Melbourne. Flavours of the Middle East are prominent here and we start by soaking up the atmosphere with a plate full of Turkish ‘meze’ and a strong cup of Tea infused with cinnamon.
We try authentic flavours at some of the oldest family owned Turkish eating establishments in Melbourne. Taste the authentic Pide (Turkish pizza), Dolma and Pilaf’ (spiced rice). To finish, the sweetness of beautifully flavoured Baklava’and Muhallebi – traditional milk puddings with a cup of Turkish coffee.
- Learn about the use of spices
- Learn about traditional Turkish Culture
- Learn about the Turkish history
- Sampling Turkish Cuisine at Turkish establishments
- Visit to an Grocery shop and the opportunity to learn about the spices
- A Progressive 3 course Lunch at Turkish Restaurants and cafes
- Your interest to learn!
Vendor since 2013
For centuries people have travelled around the world in search for food. Foodie Trails has been travelling around the world to share this food. Following the spice trade across the Indian Ocean and Africa to Europe or across Asia to Turkey, cuisine and spices are more interrelated that you could ever imagine.
Ours is the love for food and culture.
Melbourne being the cultural capital of Australia, the diversity of its people is reflected through the numerous eateries. You'll find everything from Indian to Italian, Greek to Mexican, Turkish to Asian and everything in between.
We invite you to join us on a journey to open your mind and taste buds.
From an afternoon exploring a cuisine in Melbourne on a foodie trail or trying your hand at one of our cooking classes. If you want something more join us on an international trip to some of the most exotic food capitals of the world.
Go on… Try something different.
Taste the blend of flavours. Experience the culture. Explore the regions on a Foodie Trail.
Confirmation will be received at time of bookingA minimum of 4 people per tour is required for the tour to proceed.Vegetarian and vegan option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.If you need any special assistance during the course of the tour please make this known at the time of booking.Fitness level required: easy. It is a walking tour, but the walks are easy and on public roads. You are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes.
Our office must be advised by telephone (1800 667 791) of any cancellation or amendment to a booking as follows: Cancellation Within 7 days – No Refund / 7 to 14 days-50% / Over 14 days full Refund minus booking fees.
The tours offer an opportunity to sample food and eat a meal at a local restaurant, while we have taken reasonable precautions in suggesting these restaurants; we suggest you apply your own discretion to enjoy your meals there.
The tour price includes pre-selected food and drinks. If you would like to order an item off the menu, you may do so at your own cost. Each ticket is entitled to one drink, you are welcome to order additional drink at your own expense.
If you have advised us of any dietary/ allergy requirements we would have informed the restaurants of this at the time of booking however please mention this to your tour host and the wait staff at the restaurants on arrival. We will not be responsible for medical conditions and allergies not advised at the time of booking.
Tours are run on a schedule and will leave according to times stated on itineraries. We are unable to make compensation for late. We accept no responsibility for passengers failing to be at designated start point at designated times, no refund is provided for passengers failing to meet our tour at designated times.
We cannot accept responsibility for lost or stolen property.
Passengers must be able to prove age over 18 years for consumption of alcohol at restaurants.
All fares are in Australian Dollar.
We reserve the right to alter any part of the itinerary without notice.
Payment will be accepted by VISA / Mastercard however 1.5% accounting fee applies
Waiver for Foodie Trailsto be signed by all guests on the tour.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.
As a participant of the Foodie Trails walking tour and as consideration for being allowed to participate in the Foodie Trails walking tour , I acknowledges, appreciate, understand, and agree to the following:
I understand and agree that Beacon Holidays Pty Ltd T/A Foodie Trails (Foodie Trails) is not responsible for the foods or beverages consumed on this tour.
I understand that Foodie Trails acts solely as agent in arranging tours and transportation and facilitating venue visits and other services and does not assume liability for accidents, delays, injuries, loss or damage due to any act or default of any company, organization or person which on its behalf is engaged in transporting participants, rendering service, or carrying out arrangements for any tour or by the act of default of any restaurant or shop or its employees.
I understand that Foodie Trail tours are run on a schedule and will leave according to times stated on the relevant itineraries. I acknowledge and understand that should I be late to arrive at the designated place for the tour on the designated day, I forfeit my ticket and lose any prior fee paid for participating in the tour. I understand that no refund will be made available to me for failing to meet the tour at the designated time.
I hereby waive all claims of liability against Foodie Trails, its owner(s), employees, and tour guides to the extent permitted by law for any illness/injury to me on this tour and/or loss/damage/theft to my property while I am participating in this tour. As a participant, I understand that I will walk and participate in this walking tour at my own risk and henceforth waive any liability against Foodie Trails, its owner(s), employees, and tour guides to the extent permitted by law.
I agree to grant Foodie Trails a worldwide, royalty-free, fully paid up license to use my photographic, video, or digital likeness solely for their promotional and/or commercial purposes.
Alcohol Waiver: Brewery and/or restaurant visits may involve alcoholic drink tasting before, during, or after the tour. As a participant on a tour that involves consumption of alcohol, I affirm that I am over the legal drinking age of 18. I further accept full responsibility for my behaviour, well being, and health throughout the tour should I choose to consume alcohol during the tour.
The tour may also involve walking through unfamiliar corridors, gangways, stairways and driveways. I knowingly and wilfully accept these risks and take complete and total responsibility for my behaviour, well being and health during the tour. I further agree to hold neither Foodie Trails Tours nor the hosting brewery and/or restaurant or facility liable in any way should any harm come to me during the tour.
I am aware and acknowledge that the tour price includes pre-selected food and drinks. I further acknowledge that should I wish to order an item from the menu, I will do so at my own cost. I understand and acknowledge that each ticket is entitled to one drink and that I will pay for any additional drinks at my own expense.
I have advised Foodie Trails of my dietary/ allergy requirements (if any) to intern let the restaurants know. We recommend that you talk to the staff of the cafes and restaurants before consuming anything. Foodie Trails takes no responsibility for any food reaction that participants may have (and we don’t want you to get sick; we want you to have a great time!). I will not hold Foodie Trails responsible for any medical conditions and/or allergies that occur during the tour.
I further acknowledge and agree to Foodie Trails altering any part of the itinerary for this tour without notice to me.
By purchasing the ticket to this tour, I affirm that I have read, fully understood and agree to the above Terms and Conditions, Waiver and Release of Liability.