Hungry explorers will discover the best vegan food in the urban downtown area. The beating heart of the city of Melbourne has a vegan scene hidden amongst the high rises and corporate go-getters that is waiting to be found.

Melbourne Vegan Tours gives you a guided walking tour of the hidden laneways and venues amongst the concrete jungle of Melbourne’s downtown area. Each tour takes a trip through the city’s history and eccentric past that lead to it becoming one of the world’s most vegan-friendly cities (recently voted #2 around the world).  Think of it as a tour of Melbourne – that happens to be vegan! 

Your ticket includes ALL the food throughout the tour. Handpicked for you.

Choose between two durations – 3 hours or 90 mins. Visit 4+ businesses on each.

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

The TL;DR Version

  • WHEN: Every Wednesday to Friday starting at 10:00am & 2:00pm (90-min express tour)
  • WHERE: We start at The State Library of Victoria and finish for a sweet treat within 10 mins walk. We will help you get home from there.
  • WHAT: We walk between each venue for approximately 5-10 mins between each venue. You will eat 2 substantial meals with at least 1 other treat or tasting plus drinks. The 90-min express tour includes 1 substantial meal and a drink.
  • HOW MUCH: $99 pp for the 3-hour tour | $55 pp for the express 90-min tour 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's downtown CBD is filled with hidden spots and curiosities. We unlock the secrets to the best vegan spots, bars & restaurants in true Melbourne fashion.

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Small groups of 6 max. means personal service and more food for you!

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ACTUAL real life reviews of Melbourne Vegan Tours

  • A great opportunity to taste some of Melbourne's best vegan food, meet like minded people & have fun! Couldn't fault... read more

    Chelsea Elizabeth Avatar
    Chelsea Elizabeth
    11/27/2018

    5 star ratingLoads of fun! Met some wonderful people, ate some fantastic food and enjoyed some awesome cocktails. It was the perfect afternoon and evening.... read more

    Justavegan Avatar
    Justavegan
    8/13/2019

    Amazing tour! Friendly guide that shows you all the hidden gems in the city

    Julia Heimburg Avatar
    Julia Heimburg
    4/11/2019
  • Super good experience, lovely people and delicious food! I was guided by Jess, who was very kind, sweet and helpful.... read more

    Anne Avatar
    Anne
    1/18/2019

    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

    As a Melbourne local it was great to be shown around to a bunch of new places I wouldn't have... read more

    Leith Avatar
    Leith
    1/27/2019
  • 5 star ratingVegan fun in Melbourne The food was fantastic! Visiting a wide range of vegan restaurants and places of interest on wonderful Brunswick Street, Fitzroy.... read more

    Footprints86230 Avatar
    Footprints86230
    5/29/2019

    My (non-vegan) friend and I had a blast hanging out with Jessica. She is personable, warm and very cool. It... read more

    Michelle Avatar
    Michelle
    2/23/2019

    5 star ratingGreat day out!! We had a great day and the food was amazing! Will definitely do another tour with these guys and can’t... read more

    Geri W Avatar
    Geri W
    3/20/2019
  • 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

    My friends and I had such a great time on our tour with Dan and Jess!! Every place brought such... read more

    Samantha Downs Avatar
    Samantha Downs
    12/17/2018

    5 star ratingGreat!! Great tour! Dan was amazing and had so much knowledge about the area as well as topical vegan issues and... read more

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    Coastal36401084470
    4/23/2019
  • 5 star ratingLoved it! Loved it it was a lovely experience.. there’s plenty of food too and got to socialise with some lovely people.

    Daniela19852014 Avatar
    Daniela19852014
    4/13/2019

    5 star ratingA great night out We loved the tour around Fitzroy to see some of the vegan places and hearing about the backgrounds of them... read more

    melissaC5525GR Avatar
    melissaC5525GR
    8/13/2019

    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

    Leanne S Avatar
    Leanne S
    1/18/2019
  • 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

    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

    Jess is very knowledgeable about veganism and food spots around the city! Such a pleasant experience as a vegan myself.... read more

    Haowei Avatar
    Haowei
    3/20/2019
  • We had the best afternoon in St Kilda with a lovely bunch of people. Delicious food, lots of laughs and... read more

    Julie Bortoletto Avatar
    Julie Bortoletto
    4/13/2019

    This was an awesome experience. I had tried to walk around myself and find vegan places, it wasn’t that easy.... read more

    Eleanor Avatar
    Eleanor
    3/10/2019

    We did not go with Daniel, however we went with Jess, who substituted Daniel, and she was a great host.... read more

    Yana Avatar
    Yana
    2/28/2019
  • 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

    femmeonafarm Avatar
    femmeonafarm
    7/31/2019

    Dan is a great host and passionate about Vegan food. We were treated to some exceptionally tasty food. He also... read more

    Amol Avatar
    Amol
    1/10/2019

    We had a wonderful day in St Kilda today.

    Amazing Jess took us to 4 delicious & welcoming venues . We...
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    Jo Duxson Avatar
    Jo Duxson
    4/13/2019
  • 5 star ratingVegan eats and sweet treats in St Kilda! We had a fabulous afternoon walking tour with Jess, visiting some of St Kilda's finest vegan and vegan friendly establishments.... read more

    berthaandflea Avatar
    berthaandflea
    8/14/2019

    I have spent some time in Fitzroy and felt that I knew the main vegan places, but Daniel showed me... read more

    Kat Avatar
    Kat
    2/10/2019

    Great food and lovely company. Very friendly too, 😁

    Julie Merrifield Avatar
    Julie Merrifield
    4/10/2019
  • Dan & Renee were amazing very knowledgeable and the day was run very professionally. Couldn’t recommend them enough.

    Stewart Willmott Avatar
    Stewart Willmott
    1/08/2019

    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

    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

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 & 3:00pm (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.