Melbourne Food Tours
I have to admit to being an ‘accidental’ food tour guide. The original idea was to run a couple of tours for the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival in March 2004. The aim was to introduce food-lovers to the people who make this city a real foodie destination.
So after 10 days of ‘touring’ I was fully expecting to go back to writing, cooking and everyday things. But it wasn’t to be.
A segment on That’s Melbourne TV show combined with a couple of newspaper articles (and constant telephone calls to see when I was ‘doing those tours again’). So I did, and people came. And they came the following month too. Then I was asked about other tours.
So I created Melbourne Food Tours – and put together a range of tours visiting markets, chocolate stores, delis, food stores, spice shops, restaurants – basically the foodie hot-spots of Melbourne.
Those interested in doing a food tour can even organise a private foodies’ tour. These are particularly popular with companies looking for a staff day out or corporate entertainment. They are also perfect for visiting groups, seminars, school groups and food-loving friends.
Minimum numbers, costs and contact details are listed in each tour description on the Melbourne Food Tours website.