This is part two of our showcase of the Melbourne foodie scene walking food tours. We are showcasing the Melbourne food scene which is really blossoming and growing all the time. One trend that is emerging in this foodie scene is food tours. We already featured four walking tours in Melbourne in part one including: Melbourne Ice Cream and Gelato Tour, Food Night Safari Tour Fitzroy, Food Night Safari Tour Melbourne, and a Chocolate Walking Tour. Now, part two of our featured Melbourne walking tours which are featured below include the Asian Street Food Tour, Lygon Street Walking Food Tour, a Cupcake and Dessert Walking Tour, and a High Tea Walking Tour. The great thing about all of these tours is they are great for people visiting on holiday but also fun for the locals to learn about new places to eat in their city. Either way, you will spend an afternoon eating well and trying new foods! Melbourne is filled with restaurants, cafes, and all different types of eateries specialising in gourmet eats, farm to table delights, decadent desserts, and local wines. There is definitely a walking foodie tour for every type of palate from fine dining to street food. Melbourne is home to quite a many different themed foodie tours that will whet your whistle and delight your palate with everything from urban eateries to gelato to high tea, and more. The price you pay for the tours include samples at each of the stops. Most places offer special discounts for members of the tour group. Make sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring an umbrella if the weather forecast looks like rain. Tours happen rain or shine. You definitely should plan ahead if you want to take one of these tours and book in advance. Private tours for 8 or more are also available by reservation only. Our Melbourne foodie tours feature is split into two parts, each with a variety of food tours that you might find interesting, so grab a snack and read all about it!

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Cupcake and Dessert Walking Tour Melbourne Tour Photo Credit: Foodi.com.au

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High Tea Walking Tour Melbourne Tour Photo Credit: Foodi.com.au

Cupcake and Dessert Walking Tour of Melbourne

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In our last blog post on Melbourne food tours, we started with dessert, so I’m continuing that tradition here with the Cupcake and Dessert Walking Tour in Melbourne. When you take this walking tour, you actually do get to start your day with dessert because it starts at 10:30am. The tour takes about 2 ½ hours – 3 hours and happens every other Saturday. The tour meets and begins at Flinders Street Station. The tour is full of sugary goodness and is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. The tour includes samples of cupcakes and desserts at each stop plus a sit-down break. You can enjoy all the cupcakes and desserts guilt free since you are walking it all off!  In addition to tasting all of the sweets, cakes and pastries, you can learn from the master bakers all about the origins and history of each of the venue’s signature dishes. Yes, this tour is Traeducational as well as decadently delicious! For those with dietary concerns, please note that the desserts on this tour are not dairy or gluten free. To learn more about the Cupcakes and Desserts Walking Tour in Melbourne, click here.

Lygon Street Walking Food Tour

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Lygon Street Walking Food Tour Melbourne Tour Photo Credit: Foodi.com.au

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Lygon Street Walking Food Tour Melbourne Tour Photo Credit: Foodi.com.au

The Lygon Street Walking Food Tour is one of a few different food walking tours that really showcase Melbourne as the cultural hub of Australia and highlights the food scene and foodie culture here. The tour includes six of Melbourne’s best delicatessens, cafes, and restaurants in the Lygon Street precinct. The tour meets every other Saturday at 10am on the corner of Elgin Street and Lygon Street. If you especially loves breads and cheeses, this is the walking food tour for you. Tour participants will be able to sample something from each of the stops including cheeses, cured meats, dips, and breads. The proprietors and chefs will also talk about how the food is prepared while sharing their love and their passion with you. The tour includes all the food samples and a drink during the sit-down break. If you have food concerns, beware that this tour is not vegetarian, vegan, or dairy free. For more information about the Lygon Street Walking Tour Melbourne, click here.

Asian Street Food Walking Tour

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Asian Street Food Walking Tour Melbourne Tour Photo Credit: Foodi.com.au

Part of Melbourne’s food culture revolution includes street vendors. Asian street food is prevalent among the streets of Melbourne and you can take a tour of Asia with the Asian Street Food Walking Tour in Melbourne. Sample street foods from China, Thailand, Japan, and other parts of Asia as well as Asian Fusion blends. The Asia Street Food Walking Tour meets every other Saturday at 3pm on Swanson Street and is about 3 hours long. In addition to sampling delicious Asian delicacies, you will learn from the vendors the historical and significance of the foods, and learn more about authentic Asian food. To learn more about the Asian Street Food Walking Tour in Melbourne, click here.

High Tea Walking Tour

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High tea is something that anyone visiting Melbourne or Australia should try to experience. This High Tea Walking Tour is quite a different way to have high tea. The tour allows you to visit some of the best purveyors of all the elements of high tea in Melbourne so by the end of the tour, you have had high tea, just all across Melbourne and in parts. The High Tea Walking Tour meets at the Melbourne Town Hall Entrance on Saturdays at 10am. The tour lasts for about 2 ½ hours. The places you visit will include finger foods, teas, and desserts. Samples are included at each stop as well as a sit-down break where sparkling wine will be available for an extra charge. The High Tea Walking Tour takes you to five different venues in Melbourne where you can sample the best macarons, sandwiches, cakes, and, of course, tea. To learn more about the High Tea Walking Tour in Melbourne, click here.

Hiring a Car in Melbourne

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As you can see, hiring a car in Melbourne  is easy and convenient because there are so many choices of Budget rental locations throughout greater Melbourne and surrounds. Be sure to tell your Budget agent your travel plans so that they can set you up with the right vehicle to keep you safe and moving along throughout your holiday plans. When you are on holiday in a big city like Melbourne, having your own vehicle gives you the freedom to choose your own itinerary and go where you want. If you choose to see the surrounds of the city you can do that too. Here are some other Melbourne holiday ideas from our blog:

Things to Do in Melbourne

Free Things To Do in Melbourne

Free Things To Do Near Melbourne

Melbourne with Kids

Refresh and Relax on the Mornington Peninsula

5 Stops on the Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road – Road Trip

Road Trip: Sydney to Melbourne

Escape to the Countryside South Yarra Valley and the Dandenong Ranges

Outdoor Rock Pools in Melbourne

Outdoor Pools and Baths in Melbourne

Here are some other foodie adventures to think about when travelling throughout Australia:

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

A Chocoholic’s Guide to Brisbane

The Taste of Tasmania

Kangaroo Island Food Safari