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.
What You'll Get
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.
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- A moderate amount of walking is involved.
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- 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
Returns to original departure point
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The Fine Print
7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here.