Celebrate Melbourne's cultural diversity on a small-group food walking tour of the flavors of India, Turkey or Africa. Melbourne is a multicultural melting pot, home to some of Australia's largest migrant communities. See how these cultures, through their food, have helped shape Melbourne into Australia's cultural capital. You have three cuisines to choose from: Take a journey through the Indian quarter of central Melbourne, or Dandenong, Melbourne's Little India; taste the flavors of Turkey on a journey through the Turkish- influenced streets of Brunswick; or enjoy African ‘soul food’ in the inner-city suburb of Footscray. Each tour includes a progressive meal at three cafes or restaurants.
Indian Food Walking Tour
Get an insight into the life of Indian-Australians on a food walking tour through central Melbourne or Dandenong, Melbourne's Little India neighborhood. From coconut milk and the seafood delicacies of Goa to the curries of Kahmir, Indian food varies from region to region, reflecting the people of the ethnically diverse subcontinent that now call Australia home.
From Federation Square or Dandenong, your guide will lead you to some of Melbourne's hidden gems. Visit an Indian store where the shelves are stocked with a range of herbs and spices, as well as Sikh turbans and hundreds of silk saris. Browse the aisles filled with all things glittery and get a true taste of India. Next, your progressive meal begins as you sample different regional dishes at three local Indian cafes and restaurants.
Turkish Food Walking Tour
Take a journey through Brunswick, the cultural heart of Melbourne, where flavors of the Middle East are dominant. As you walk with your guide, enjoy a progressive meal at three local Turkish cafés. Tantalize your taste buds with a plate of meze (appetizers) washed down with a cup of cinnamon tea. Next, discover Turkey’s answer to pizza as you try an authentic pide , savor flavorful spiced rice, and taste classic dolmas (stuffed cabbage leaves). End your food journey with delicious desserts and sweet treats like baklava and muhalleb.
African Food Walking Tour
Soak up the distinctive cultural atmosphere of Footscray, home to Melbourne’s African community. Discover Africa’s regional differences as you enjoy a progressive meal at three African eateries. Learn about the culture and etiquette of eating everything from biltong (meat jerky) to injera (Ethiopian bread). Then, visit a local grocery store to see the different spices, foods and cooking utensils on display.
Turkish Food Walkling Tour
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Departure Point:Indian food tour: Federation Square or Dandenong Station
Turkish food tour: Sydney Road, Brunswick
African food tour: Footscray Train Station
- Indian and Turkish food tours: 5pm
African food tour: 11:15am
Return Details:Returns to original departure point
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3-hour Indian Food Walking Tour; departs Federation Square at 5pm
3-hour Indian Food Walking tour; departs Deandenong Station at 5pm
3-hour Turkish Food Walking Tour; departs Brunswick at 5pm
3-hour African Food Walking Tour, departs Footscray at 11:15pm
Masala Trails Small-Group Walking Tour
- Small-group walking tour
- Progressive meal at three eateries
- Complimentary glass of wine or drink
- Local guide
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
- A moderate amount of walking is involved.
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
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