If you’re looking for things to do in Melbourne, an excellent way to start is by enticing your taste buds.
Whether you’re looking for a hearty burger joint, big-name chefs or fresh ingredients at a marketplace, there is a foodie trail for everyone.
Explore the CBD laneways
If you enjoy being spontaneous and discovering new things, Melbourne’s iconic laneways allow you to take a wrong turn and follow your nose.
Finding a shortcut through to Collins, Bourke or Flinders Street that avoids the main street’s hustle and bustle will be sure to reveal a bar, restaurant, café or beautiful piece of graffiti art.
The Block Arcade is one of the finest examples of 19th-century shopping with richly decorated boutiques and windows filled with excellent food. Here you will find one of Australia’s premier chocolatiers, Haigh’s Chocolates and the great Hopetoun Tea Rooms.
Discover Little Italy at Lygon Street
Lygon Street is home to Melbourne’s Italian culture with a mixture of outdoor dining, bars and traditional shops. Taste the authentic flavour of a Roman-style pizza at Doc Pizza and Mozzarella, enjoy gelato from II Dolce Freddo or create am Italian feast by using authentic ingredients from any of the Italian delicatessens.
Lygon Street is an excellent way to enjoy real Italian food without having to purchase a plane ticket.
Looking for an alternative? Experience Brunswick Street
If you’re looking for things to do in Melbourne that is a bit alternative, when it comes to food, live music and fashion, Brunswick Street in Fitzroy will be sure to satisfy.
You will find an amazing range of cafes, bars and restaurants lining the street making it hard to choose!
The buzzing Southbank Promenade stretches along the south side of the Yarra River, packed with trendy restaurants and fashionable cafes offering Asian, Italian, Chinese, French and Greek cuisine.
You’ll be treated to a beautiful atmosphere of outdoor dining and a spectacular view of the city across the Yarra River. You may also fancy a bite to eat at one of the restaurants in the glittering Crown Casino.
When it comes to Melbourne food, there are many hidden gems.
Tours To Go can help you find those on their food tours in and from Melbourne.
They have a range of tours available where you can unlock some of Melbourne’s biggest cultural hot spots.
If you consider yourself a serious foodie and want to get the most out of your Melbourne food experience, check out some of the fabulous Melbourne tours on offer at Tours to Go.
For more information, on what to do in Melbourne visit http://www.tourstogo.com.au/tours/melbourne/l133