Melbourne: A Foodie’s Guide to Footscray Adventure

Join a food-loving local guide and get to know the multicultural suburb of Footscray through its delicious food. From Vietnamese to Italian sweets, you’ll taste your way through the neighbourhood,learning about what makes the area so special along the way.


  • Explore the multicultural suburb of Footscray and learn about its history with migrants and refugees on this fully accessible tour

  • Try the popular and freshly made, Vietnamese street food, Bahn Mi.

  • Enjoy traditional Sicilian cannoli from this family-run store that has been in business since the 1950s.

  • Discover the strong sense of community in Footscray with a visit to the local arts centre and the Asylum Seeker

  • Resource Centre where we will donate $1 AUD for every guest that joins this tour to both of these organizations

Local English-speaking guide
A sample of Vietnamese Bahn mi
Sicilian cannoli
Coffee at one of our favourite local stops
$1 per person donation to the local community organizations visited on this tour
Additional food and drinks
Tips/gratuities for your guide
Transport to and from Footscray
Important Information
What is included in the tour?

Local, English-speaking guide, a sample of Vietnamese Bahn mi, Sicilian cannoli, coffee at one of our favourite local stops, $1 per person donation to the local community organizations visited on this tour

What isn't included in the tour?

Additional food and drinks, tips/gratuities for your guide, transport to and from Footscray

Where do we meet?

Outside Footscray Train Station, 37 Irving Street, Footscray, VIC 3011 (near main entrance steps)

Where does the tour end?


What is the duration of the tour?

2 hours

Are there any Covid-19 vaccination requirements?

While we strongly recommend that all travellers are vaccinated against COVID-19 to reduce the risk of transmission and avoid putting undue strain on healthcare services, vaccinations are not a requirement to join an Urban Adventures tour. For further information, please review COVID-19 Health & Safety at

What if I can't find my guide?

If you have any issues on the day of your tour, please call +61 3 8672 6442

Can I cancel my tour?

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity.


Local Impact: How you taking this tour will benefit the local community:

  • We will donate $1 from every person booked on this tour to the Footscray Community Arts Centre.
  • On this tour, all of our food and drink stops are at local businesses in the neighbourhood area of Footscray which is rarely visited by tourists
  • We begin by taking in the sights and smells of the Footscray market and taking you to our favourite view of the city that only locals know about. We pick up some traditional Vietnamese bahn mi – a firm favourite amongst Footscray locals. We then visit a family-run Sicilian bakery to try some of their delicious signature dessert: cannoli. Hear about their history and discover the passion the locals have for their community. You'll enjoy an amazing coffee at one of our favourite local stops and discover how Melbourne got its reputation for having some of the best coffee in the world. We'll then Venture towards the Footscray community arts centre passing street art on the way and hearing tales about a local legend, Franco Cozzo.  Discover indigenous artwork at the Footscray Community Arts Centre and learn about how this centre supports the local community we pass the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and political street art to hear about how migrants and refugees have helped shaped Melbourne to be what it is today. We finish in the heart of Footscray where we will be able to give you some recommendations for lunch and other places of interest you may like to explore after the tour concludes.  This tour is accessible for all including those with mobility impairments and wheelchairs. 

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