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Queen Victoria Market Ultimate Foodie Tour

Highlights
  • 2-hour walking tour of Queen Victoria Market
  • Learn about Melbourne’s historical market and meet some of its vendors with an experienced local guide
  • Taste local favorites like grilled peppered kangaroo, oysters, goat cheese, fresh dolmades and Victorian olives.
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Queen Victoria Market Ultimate Foodie Tour
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Overview
Get a real taste of Melbourne on this 2-hour walking tour of the famous Queen Victoria Market, which dates back to the 19th-century. With a small group of no more than 12 people per guide, you’ll enjoy a personalised experience with your local guide, as you browse the myriad stalls and mingle with the locals. Enjoy tastings of delicious seasonal delicacies (included). Tasting will depend on what is fresh on the day, but typically include Coffin Bay Oysters, grilled peppered kangaroo, pickled octopus, local goats’ milk cheese, fresh dolmades and Victorian olives. Your tour ends with a famous hot jam doughnut from the iconic American Doughnut Kitchen.
What to Expect
Meet your small group at a prearranged spot in Queen Victoria Market. The historic landmark, whose nicknames include "Vic Market" and "Queen Vic," was established over two city blocks in 1878.

Five days a week, vendors set up shop in the laneways. Organic produce bursts from crates labeled by region, and stands overflow with honey, spices, and other local goods. Pates, cheeses, and dips fill Deli Hall, also known as the Dairy Produce Hall. Around every corner, there's a sight to see, and your guide will point out details easy to miss in the bustling market throughout the 2-hour tour.

While most of the market is filled with tables and stands, you can also find specialty shops. Gourmet breads are sold over at the bustling M&G Caiafa, nuts, dried fruits and grains abound. For a sweet treat, head to the American Doughnut Kitchen, where you can indulge in famous hot jam doughnut. For handmade pasta of all shapes and sizes, step into the Traditional Pasta Shop.

At the end of your guided tour, enjoy a fruit platter and a glass of Victorian wine.

Sample tasting menu, subject to change:
  • Coffin Bay oysters
  • Grilled peppered kangaroo
  •  Pickled octopus
  • Local goats’ milk cheese
  • Fresh dolmades
  • Victorian olives
Please note: Tastings are seasonal and dependent on what’s new and currently popular at the market.
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Reviews (33)

1 - 5 of 30 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great food variety

They gave a fantastic view of the foods available at the market and a great synopsis of the market's history.

Thank graemem526
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Get Stuffed (with Food!)

Why not combine your love food with a visit to the historical Queen Victoria market. Knowledgeable guides will escort you around the market stalls and tempt your taste buds with a variety of seasonable produce. A must for food lovers!

Thank catherinefram
Reviewed 19 August 2018
FOOD AND SERVICE.

More variety than anywhere i have seen,been before. My taste bubs were totally confused. Pleasantly. A world of flavour in a little bit of Australia.

Thank William R
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile
Great fun

We have been to the Vic market plenty of times. However have never done a food tour there. It was really lovely, great experience great food and lovely tour guide. Lots of food to eat!

Thank borgyborgborg
Reviewed 12 August 2018
A must

We went to the evening food market, lots of great food and drinks to choose from, also a craft market, well with a visit.

Thank Annie P
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