Guided tour

Melbourne: Indian Food Tour of the CBD - Masala Trails

Melbourne: Indian Food Tour of the CBD - Masala Trails

From £67.72 per person

Discover Melbourne’s Indian restaurants and cafés on a 3-hour lunch tour through the Central Business District. Take a spice journey through the regions of India, and learn how traditional Indian cooking has combined with Australian cuisine.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi
Wheelchair accessible


  • Sample Indian cuisine at Indian cafés in Melbourne's CBD
  • Visit an Indian grocery store and learn about Indian spices
  • Go to Indian restaurants and cafés to sample a 3-course lunch of authentic Indian foods
Full description
Indians first came to Australia’s shores many years ago, and with them they brought culture, spices, and delicious food. Explore the flavors of India on this 3-hour walking tour of Melbourne’s Central Business District, and sample dishes from across the regions. Your guide will tell the story of the arrival of the Indian community in Australia, explaining how their aromatic spices were stirred into modern Australian cuisine. Learn about the use of spices in different foods, and about their health and flavor benefits. Explore the subtly spiced, rice-based cuisine of South India, as you travel through the various cuisines in all their diversity. Taste rich Punjabi food, spiced with garam masala from the north of the subcontinent. Along the way, you will visit an Indian grocery store and discover more Indian ingredients. Conclude with an offering of Indian desserts to experience a taste sensation like never before!
  • Sampling Indian cuisine at an Indian café
  • Visit to an Indian grocery shop, and the opportunity to learn about Indian spices
  • A progressive 3-course lunch at Indian restaurants and cafés
  • Gratuity (optional)

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Meeting point

Outside 7 Eleven (near the orange umbrellas of time out cafe) in Federation Square, Flinders Street, Melbourne.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • This is a walking tour; however it is not fast paced and is comfortable for most people. The walk from the various venues is about 30-40 minutes in total, with breaks at each vendor; however it is recommended that you wear comfortable shoes
  • Tours are runs most weekends, however if the date of your preference is not listed, please call to ask about additional tours. More dates to be released soon. Please email if you would like to be notified. Alternatively book a private tour
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A good introduction to Idian food.

Our tour guide was very knowledgable and friendly. Would have liked to have tasted a greater number of indian dishes.

29 September 2016

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