Market Foodie Tours

Take a guided tour of Melbourne’s famous food market.

Since 1867, South Melbourne Market has been a treasured inner city landmark and a favourite amongst locals and visitors. It's a unique experience with a melting pot of great food, entertainment, creativity and culture.

Discover all of this and more on a guided Market Foodie Tour where you will meet specialist traders and hear about seasonal produce, the secrets behind their artisan creations, plus cooking tips, shopping advice and more.

Tour includes visits to the Market’s patisserie, chocolatier, fromagerie, oyster bar, Spanish bodega and more!

When: Third Saturday of every month
Time: 9.30am to 10.30am
Cost: $35
Includes: tour guide (1 hour), generous food samples, South Melbourne Market reusable jute shopping bag and tea towel

Private Foodie Tour

The Market can provide a private tour for groups of 10 to 12 people.

Cost: $35 per head
Includes: tour guide (1 hour), generous food samples, South Melbourne Market reusable jute shopping bag and tea towel
Duration: 1 hour
When: tours are available on Wednesdays or Fridays between 9am – 12pm and 2pm – 4pm

School Tours

Secondary School Guided Tours

South Melbourne Market guided school tours are a fun, engaging way to help students gain information and develop understanding about sustainable food systems, environmental sustainability in practice and a range of other Victorian curriculum assessment criteria.

Guided tour information pack

  • Group size: Tours are available for a group of up to 15 participants (including students & supervisors).
  • Length: 1.5 hours. We can modify the content to provide a shorter tour if required.
  • Availability: Tours are available on Wednesdays and Fridays between 9am – 12pm and 2pm – 4pm
  • Cost: $19 per student. This is inclusive of all tastings and a Market tea towel.

Primary School Guided Tours

We can provide tailored primary school tours for groups up to 15 participants. Please contact the Market Office on 03 9209 6295 to discuss your tour needs.


"Best tour ever with a very friendly and knowledgeable guide. The food was amazing and the stallholders friendly and know their product. Definitely coming back!"
- Leanne and Melva

"Thank you for all you did to help me arrange this morning’s tour. All my friends were absolutely delighted... Huge thanks to the tour guide for a wonderfully engaging manner and providing us with all sorts of facts, historical information, cooking tips and stories. We all left planning our next visit!"
- Denise

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