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.

Our Footscray private walking tour is the way to really enjoy this unique food-lovers neighbourhood.

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    Class Schedule

    This voucher covers up to 5 guests. This tour can be booked at a date and time to suit the recipient - best on a Tuesday to Sunday to ensure all stores and markets are open.

    What you will learn
    • Learn 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

    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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