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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!

Sample tasting menu, subject to change:
  • Coffin Bay oysters
  • Hot jam doughnuts
  • 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.
Reviews (40)
1 - 5 of 37 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Yum Very interesting market experience

This was a very interesting tour of the Queen Victoria markets. I learnt a lot about the functioning of the markets and of the history. Delicious tastings from many of the wares of the market stall holders. Well worth doing it and we had a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Susan M
Reviewed October 27, 2018
Great day out

This is one of the most enjoyable tours that I have ever experienced. Points for : tour guide, Irene - terrific; pace - leisurely; informative- very;variety of tastings - great;recommend to others? - wholeheartedly. Points against - NONE

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank alancameron40
Reviewed October 16, 2018
Foodie Heaven Found at the QVM

Our tour guide, Irene, was fabulous in every way. She expertly guided our international group through the throngs at the fish market, the meat market and the wonderful deli section with a running narrative of the history of the buildings and the vendors. We sampled...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank SuzyQSydney
Reviewed October 7, 2018
Food Tastings Were Amazing!

We started our tour at 9 o'clock (early time is better, less people) and I recommend you DONT have breakfast before hand. Chris our tour guide met us on time just outside the market, he told us alot about the history of the market, how...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MickthePick
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile
Food tour

Irene was a great tour guide. Food was amazing. Irene gave great commentary as we walked around and tried the food. Highly recommend this tour. You come away with a very full stomach lol

1  Thank Kath S
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