Carlton and Lygon Street have one of the strongest culinary histories in all of Melbourne. From earliest settlement times it has been a place where people from around the world have come to gather and eat together.

Today the heart of Italian food beats strongly in Carlton. C Cameron Smith will lead guests along this famous foodie strip to meet the storekeepers, taste their specialties and learn a little about Lygon Streets foodie history, stories and architecture.

Tastings and visits will include D.O.C for Italian specialty food, Gewürzhaus for awesome spice blends, Brunetti for decadent Italian cakes and sourdough breads at Baker D. Chirico.

There is also time to learn about great coffee, freshly made mozzarella and true free-range smallgoods. We will finish the tour with gelati (of course). A wonderful way to see the old and new in one of Melbourne’s most famous ‘eat streets’.

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Class Schedule

What you will learn
  • Discover the latest and greatest of Melbourne's restaurants, food stores and culinary icons
  • Explore lanes, alleys and grant boulevards to find the latest foodie hot spots
  • Learn about great coffee, freshly made mozzarella and true free-range smallgoods
What you will get
  • Italian food samples at D.O.C. food store
  • Sample spice blends at Gewürzhaus
  • Visits to Brunetti to see (and taste) some amazing Italian cakes
  • Gelati (of course)
  • Learn about (and taste) the amazing coffee at Campos
  • Enjoy sourdough bread at th eiconic Baker D. chirico bakery

What to bring
  • Cameras to document your experience
What to wear

Comfortable shoes and dress according to the weather on the day


Melbourne Food Experiences

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Melbourne is a dynamic city with food at it’s very heart. A place where people are passionate about what they cook, eat and drink. A place filled with amazing produce markets, famous chefs, award winning restaurants, food stores galore and festivals dedicated to food and wine.

Melbourne Food Experiences is your entry point to a huge array of cooking classes, food tours, team building activities, staff events, functions and restaurant private dining. All are run in partnership with top local chefs, chocolatiers, pastry chefs, bakers, wine experts, restaurants, bars and cooking schools to offer an extensive range of food and wine experiences.

There are events for every occasion ranging from team based activities for corporate groups through to celebrations at restaurant private dining rooms. If you are looking for your very own cooking class, team building food event, champagne masterclass, beer tasting, Mexican food adventure or even chocolate making we have all of those and much more.

There are events for every occasion and every budget. We also keep you up to date with the latest Melbourne food and wine news with our blog, newsletters and social media activities.

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16 March 2016 • Lygon Street + Carlton Food Tour

I did the Lygon and Carlton walk about tour over 12 months ago with a girlfriend and we had the most amazing day. So for a great Christmas gift l brought tickets for my two daughters and partners, l wasn't quite sure if they would all enjoy the experience, l couldn't wait to talk to them. I was so delighted to hear them all saying what a fabulous fun day..Old, young great tour. You can always learn something new,small group and wonderful tour guide.Very professional, l highly recomend this tour. Chris