Discover the best vegan businesses in Melbourne in the oldest suburb in town as the sun sets and it comes to life. The eclectic style, varied cultures and backgrounds make this one of the most unique suburbs in Melbourne.

Melbourne Vegan Tours gives you a guided walking tour with visits to venues that make Fitzroy, the ‘go-to’ place for vegan food. Get the story behind each business as we enjoy the best food, wine & cocktails. With a strong arts & literature influence, each tour gives you an insight into the history, the hidden spots and the background that makes this place one of the coolest spots in Melbourne!

Your ticket includes ALL the food & drinks throughout the tour. 4 Meals, 3 Alcoholic Drinks + tastings.

Tours last approximately 3 – 3.5 hours with visits to 5+ businesses and minimal walking.

Meet & learn about the people behind the business that built them from the ground up

The TL;DR (Too Lazy, Didn’t Read) Version

  • WHEN: Every Weekend on Saturdays & Sundays starting at 4:00pm AND every Thursday & Friday starting at 5:00pm
  • WHERE: We start at The Cruelty Free Shop and finish for cocktails within 5 mins walk
  • WHAT: We walk between each venue for approximately 5 mins between each venue (often shorter). You will eat 3 substantial meals with at least 1 other tasting. Your booking includes 3 alcoholic drinks plus wine tastings at the first venue.
  • HOW MUCH: $139 pp includes EVERYTHING. All the food, all the drinks – the lot! So you don’t have to ever reach for your wallet. Heads up! Get the crew together to book for 2 or more and get some decent savings on your ticket.

Melbourne is one of the most vegan friendly cities in the world, and Fitzroy is at the heart of it

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Small groups of 8-10 means personal service and more food for you!

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ACTUAL real life reviews of Melbourne Vegan Tours

  • Just had a wonderful morning cruising around Melbourne CBD and sampling the most delicious vegan food. Thank you so much... read more

    Simona Prochazkova Avatar
    Simona Prochazkova
    11/29/2018

    Thanks Dan for a wonderful experience that was tailored for myself and opened up Melbourne Vegan style! May all the... read more

    Hayley Jane Avatar
    Hayley Jane
    5/17/2019

    Was such a great way to spend a few hours eating our way around Melbourne !! The tour guide dan... read more

    Bree Neal Avatar
    Bree Neal
    11/26/2018
  • We were given a wonderful 90 min express city tour with Jess who was very personable, knowledgeable and not afraid... read more

    Cassie Ross Avatar
    Cassie Ross
    2/15/2019

    Very friendly group of people and our guide was great. Loved that we visited the lesser-known venues in Fitzroy and... read more

    Juliana Mare Avatar
    Juliana Mare
    12/06/2019

    Had a wonderful morning with Jess & Dan exploring Fitzroy’s famous vegan strip 👍🏻 would recommend to any vegan or... read more

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    Ella Worth
    7/17/2019
  • This tour was a lovely birthday present from my friends abroad and it was absolutely delightful! I did the Fitzroy... read more

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    Wingyin Lo
    1/29/2019

    5 star ratingEasiest way to find the best food in Melbourne It was a fantastic activity to do with my kids 11 & 12yrs old, we loved it. Best freshest delicious... read more

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    Tourist25640546060
    4/09/2019

    5 star ratingExcellent way to find the best eats! Really enjoyed our tour with Jess - her local knowledge of not just the older and emerging vegan and vegetarian... read more

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    femmeonafarm
    7/31/2019
  • 5 star ratingGreat intro to vegan food in Melbourne I did the vegan cocktail and food tour recently on a Friday night with my sister. We were the only... read more

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    Onnanoko-88
    12/05/2019

    I joined the "Vegan After Dark - Cocktail and Dreams Vegan Tour" last night and had such a great time.... read more

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    Theresa Weymouth
    8/04/2019

    5 star ratingFabulous vegan adventure in St Kilda We had a wonderful time exploring little known fabulous vegan haunts in St Kilda. Our host Dan was interesting and... read more

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    foodfun2014
    9/14/2019
  • Really great tour! Dan and Jess really opened our eyes to a whole new world of eating ethnically. We thoroughly... read more

    Huong Avatar
    Huong
    9/30/2018

    We loved the vegan cocktail tour. Had some amazing food and drinks while Dan showed us around Melbourne and gave... read more

    Kathy Sayas Avatar
    Kathy Sayas
    6/02/2019

    This was the second tour me and my 2 daughters did with Melbourne Vegan Tours. We first did the special... read more

    Christel Lemmon Avatar
    Christel Lemmon
    1/11/2019
  • 5 star ratingMelbourne Vegan Tours We really enjoyed meeting Jess and visiting the various places on our tour. We also loved meeting the fellow vegans... read more

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    Wanderer39685497750
    4/13/2019

    Great Tour, great food, interesting neighborhood. Dan was a very friendly and fun guide.

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    Judy
    5/26/2019

    I bought my vegetarian husband a walking tour of Fitzroy for Christmas. We met Dan in mid April for the... read more

    Sally Mackinnon Avatar
    Sally Mackinnon
    5/08/2019
  • I absolutely loved the food tour. The group was so funny and we all connected really well. The food was... read more

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    Johanna
    4/07/2019

    Great tour with enthusiastic, passionate and knowledgeable guides - great group, loved seeing the street art and most of all... read more

    Allison Clark Corbett Avatar
    Allison Clark Corbett
    1/16/2019

    5 star ratingInformative, enjoyable and great food! Our guide Jess was friendly and knowledgeable of the local vegan scene. We have been vegan for a few years... read more

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    Voyager667602
    7/14/2019
  • I absolutely loved this experience! Jess was super friendly and knowledgeable about all the vegan hot spots in Fitzroy. I... read more

    Gemma Laws Avatar
    Gemma Laws
    11/25/2018

    5 star ratingImpressed We did the vegan tour for a small work function.

    The vibe was fantastic, the host was chatty &...
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    Lil2080
    11/27/2019

    Great tour! The food was great and Dan was a great guide, telling us about the vegan options as well... read more

    Meg Millar Avatar
    Meg Millar
    4/23/2019
  • This tour is amazing. Tour guides Dan and Jess are so passionate about what they do and it really shines... read more

    Natalie Warner Avatar
    Natalie Warner
    10/21/2018

    Went on the very first Vegan tour today in fitroy. The food was Incredible and the tour guides Dan and... read more

    Emma McGowan Avatar
    Emma McGowan
    9/22/2018

    This was a really fun walk. Daniel is a very dedicated vegan. We tasted lots of vegan food samples. The... read more

    Helen Avatar
    Helen
    1/10/2019
  • 5 star ratingA great day out! I've just completed the CBD tour with my husband, this was a wedding present to us. We both had a... read more

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    Leanne S
    1/18/2019

    5 star ratingVegan After Dark - Cocktail and Dreams Vegan Tour: Great fun Jess from Melbourne Vegan Tours was a lovely, friendly, relaxed host who took our group on a drinking and eating... read more

    Theresa W Avatar
    Theresa W
    8/04/2019

    5 star ratingAwesome tour with The BEST vegan Ice cream Jess had such a great energy, was super friendly and was highly knowledgable about all of the products / dishes... read more

    Lucy N Avatar
    Lucy N
    8/27/2019

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the tour last?

We have options of express 90-minute tours up to our full-service tour lasts approximately 3 – 3.5 hours from start to finish AND our new day tours to locations outside of Melbourne. Things such as timeliness of other tour guests, weather and how much we’re all enjoying ourselves can vary the timings of the tour slightly. Each tour timing is listed below:Fitzroy: 3.5 hoursCBD: 90 mins & 3.5 hour optionsSt. Kilda: 3 hoursCollingwood: 3.5 hoursVegan After Dark: 3.5 hoursDay Tours: 8 hours

When are the tours?

Every week from Wednesday through Sunday we have a tour at various locations around Melbourne. You can view upcoming tours here. WEDNESDAY: CBD at 10:00am & 2:00pm (90-min)THURSDAY: CBD at 10:00am & 2:00pm (90-min)FRIDAY: CBD at 10:00am & 2:00pm (90-min) | St. Kilda at 2:00pmSATURDAY: Fitzroy at 1:00pm & 3:00pm (Vegan After Dark) | St. Kilda at 2:00pm | Collingwood at 1:00pm | Mornington at 8:30am (once per month)SUNDAY: Fitzroy at 1:00pm & 4:00pm (Vegan After Dark) | St. Kilda at 2:00pm | Collingwood at 1:00pm

What is included in the ticket price?

Your ticket price includes ALL your food and drinks so you never have to take our your wallet. Each tour is with our wonderful tour guides and guests receive a goodie bag filled with information around veganism and discounts at venues we visit. Come hungry and be prepared to fill up on delicious vegan food! At some venues, we will share platters of food to create a true community feel – there’s plenty for everyone! There’s also chance to shop up a storm at a number of vegan venues that we will visit as well. Your tour guide will take you to each venue and give you a personalised experience of dining out at Melbourne’s finest vegan venues!

Do I have to be vegan to be a guest on the tour?

No, while we’d love you to give Veganism a try we’re certainly not here to pressure you. We’ll do our best to illustrate that going Vegan in Melbourne is one of the best ways to meet new and fascinating people & businesses, enjoy amazing food and feel comfortable that you’re making a difference in the world.Discussion and conversation is encouraged, but all we ask is that you respect the beliefs of the other Vegans on the tour and understand that it is a tour based on the philosophy of being Vegan.

Are the places we visit all vegan?

Our first priority is that all the venues are 100% plant based or vegetarian, and we’re passionate about supporting and encouraging businesses to make the shift towards being Vegan. Sometimes, due to availability, we may need to visit venues that offer animal products but have a large selection of unique Vegan options. 

How long do we stay at each venue?

Depending on the meal and how much fun we’re having, we spend from 30-45 mins at each venue. Allowing you enough time to savour the food and enjoy the company with other guests.

Which venues do you visit?

Each tour can differ slightly, depending on the day and time of the week. Meals range from Asian fusion starters to Israeli street food or 100%plant-based gelato and our non-food stops may be to vegan skincare or fashion stores. We work with our partner businesses based on their availability to provide the solution we think is best based on the group size and dietary requirements.

Are the tour guides Vegan?

Absolutely! All tour guides on Melbourne Vegan Tours are passionate vegans that are involved in the Melbourne Vegan community and are working to grow the Vegan movement across the city and the country.

Do you offer any animal products on the tour?

No. All meals offered during the tour will be 100% Vegan.

Do you cater for other dietary requirements?

Yes, we work with the venues to cater for dietary requirements – including Gluten Free and FODMAP friendly. Please make sure you note any requirements on your booking so we can let the venues know before we arrive.Some of the food on our tour is processed and is cooked with oil, so is not suitable for guests on raw, whole foods plant based or ketogenic lifestyles.

How far do I have to walk?

Not far, but please wear comfortable shoes. It takes approximately 5-10 minutes to walk between each venue at a leisurely pace.

Is the tour accessible for people with a disability?

Unfortunately, not all venues offer mobility access as there are 1-2 steps at each venue. We’re working on solutions to provide further accessbility options and with each of the venues to try and provide a solution so eveyone can enjoy the tours.