Melbourne is a food-lover’s paradise. There are plenty of food adventures for you to experience around the city.

Hire a car from Melbourne Airport and sink your teeth into one of Melbourne’s best food adventures.

Go Italian at Degraves Street (pictured)
Degraves Street is one of the most charming places in Melbourne. Bluestone cobbles cover and gorgeous cafes line the street. It’s home to some of the best desert dishes in town. You’ll find an endless array of homemade Italian dishes, such as fresh pizza and pasta. Café Andiamo or Il Tempo are some of the venues that are regularly packed with happy customers. Waffle On is always a food choice for a delicious treat afterwards.

Queenie’s Food Tours
This tour takes you to some of the best food experiences around Melbourne. Make sure you begin the day on an empty stomach. The organisers have carefully researched several locations only to pick the finest restaurants, cafes, dessert shops, chocolatiers and gourmet stores. That means you’ll be wanting to sample several different foods at every stop! If you’re a sweet tooth then you’ll love the Sweet Dreams Walking Tour. Enjoy scrumptious chocolates, cakes, macaroons, tarts… you name it!

Yarra Valley Winery Tour
The Yarra Valley Winery Tour takes you to four wineries in the beautiful Yarra Valley wine region. Not only do you get to enjoy gorgeous scenery one hour east of Melbourne but the boutique wineries and lunches are unforgettable. The tour is flexible and the local driver lets you choose which wineries you visit. The beauty of this is if you’re on a private group tour you can even choose to stay longer at the one location if you’re enjoying it that much.

Dine on cheese and wine
Cheese and wine is perhaps the best combination in the world. Melbourne has many hidden fromageries that are fit for a king. They’re spread across the city but there’s one little place in St Kilda that will win you over. Il Fornaio’s farmaggerio artiginale for some of the best Italian cheeses you’ll ever find. They’re homemade by two sisters whose family consists of a long history of cheese makers.

Hopetoun Tea Rooms
Established in 1892, the Hopetoun Tea Rooms have been won over millions of dessert lovers over that time. It’s located inside the Block Arcade, which offers a glimpse into the CBD’s charming history. The tea rooms continues to offer quality, old world charm and fine food in this beautiful location. It also has a fantastic menu. The organic teas are a menu favourite and are bound to catch your attention.

BRIANNA PIAZZA

Brianna Piazza

Brianna Piazza is an Australian television reporter and part-time travel blogger. Originally from Melbourne, she's currently living in Cairns where she works for WIN News and spends her weekends exploring the outdoors Far North Queensland.

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