Footscray has long been Melbourne’s cultural meeting place with Italian, Greek, Irish, Indian and Vietnamese people living alongside recently arrived migrants from Ethiopia. This amazing mix of cultures has created a unique place for food lovers to explore.

This tour will take in many of these cuisines as we work our way through the butchers, fishmongers and delis of the Footscray Market. We then move beyond the market to explore streets filled with Indian food stores, Italian bakeries and Asian grocers.

Tastings start with a hot jam doughnut from the famous Olympic doughnut van. We will also have an opportunity to try Indian snacks, ricotta filled cannoli, sugarcane juice and traditional African bread. The tour also explores the Little Saigon Shopping area to see traditional Vietnamese food and ingredients.

We then explore the African precinct with its cafes and bakeries and food stores. Finally we enjoy a beautiful shared meal of Injera bread and fragrant Ethiopian dishes at Konjo restaurant.

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Class Schedule

What you will learn
  • Lern about the amazing food history of Footscray
  • Explore food stores, markets, bakeries for tastings and samples
  • Experience the amazing mix of European, Asian and African cultures
  • Experience the amazing mix of European, Asian and African cultures
What you will get
  • Sample Asian snacks
  • Try ricotta filled canolli
  • Traditional African bread
  • Hot jam doughnut from Olympic doughnut van
  • Indian and Sri Lankan snacks
  • Sugarcane juice
  • Traditional Ethiopian lunch and coffee ceremony

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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23 February 2016 • Footscray Food Tour and Lunch

A great way to taste the history of Footscray! We have lived in the west for 10yrs and never realised how diverse and amazing the food history of Footscray is. Well worth the effort! Now converts to buy local too..