This truly is a tour made for locals.
Not only will you receive a guided tour of the food section of Queen Vic, but also a full range of tastings and plenty of hints and tips on where to shop and how to pick fresh produce. By the end, you will learn why you should look into the eye of a fish and why female pork is highly valued.
The tour is roughly split in two with the first half is dedicated to learning about the 130 year-odd history of the site including a summary of roughly how many dead bodies there are under the markets.It includes visits to the fruit & veg and meat sections of the market where you will learn some of the tricks of the trade and gain an appreciation of the whole animal approach to eating, including bits you never knew where edible!
The second half is spent in the deli section and includes generous tastings across the different stalls. Do this on an empty stomach as the tastings are substantial enough to ensure you don’t leave hungry. Included are tastings of meat, cheese, full plates of pasta, bread, dips , chocolate and even some kangaroo.
To cap of a great Saturday morning, you get a free coffee and receive a few seasonal recipes, all of which contain ingredients found at the markets.
When: Saturday, 10am-noon ( and a few various times mid-week)
Address: Queen Victoria Markets, Corner of Victoria St and Elizabeth St, Melbourne