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

  • 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 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

    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

    Wanderer39685497750 Avatar
    Wanderer39685497750
    4/13/2019
  • 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

    5 star ratingWarm Welcome to Vegan Friendly Melbourne Jess & Dan were friendly & informative hosts who's candid approach was warm and welcoming to newcomers of the Melbourne... read more

    HungryHellcat Avatar
    HungryHellcat
    7/22/2019

    Had a wonderful time on the St.Kilda vegan tour! Jess was very knowledgeable, so friendly and super helpful! Great food,... read more

    Carolyn Zorzi Avatar
    Carolyn Zorzi
    4/14/2019
  • Even if you are not a vegan or vegetarian, the tour will open your taste buds to excellent food (without... read more

    Phil Avatar
    Phil
    4/20/2019

    Great food and lovely company. Very friendly too, 😁

    Julie Merrifield Avatar
    Julie Merrifield
    4/10/2019

    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
  • 5 star ratingGreat tour Melbourne Vegan Tours is a very informative tour. The cafes were tasty and the guide very informative.

    Dave M Avatar
    Dave M
    11/10/2019

    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

    Wanderer39685497750 Avatar
    Wanderer39685497750
    4/13/2019

    We went on the vegan walking tour in Fitzroy this morning and had a great time. Dan was a... read more

    Simon Newstead Avatar
    Simon Newstead
    3/10/2019
  • 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

    5 star ratingGreat experience! Even if you eat meat, this is a fun, friendly and insightful tour. Our guide was fantastic, very approachable and... read more

    Juliana M Avatar
    Juliana M
    12/06/2019

    5 star ratingExcellent Vegan Tour We loved our vegan tour of Melbourne and were amazed to see how vegan friendly Melbourne has become. Loved the... read more

    vivkahan Avatar
    vivkahan
    9/22/2019
  • Dan wasn’t able to take today’s tour, instead we had Renee take us around. Renee was lovely and I would... read more

    Eleanor Avatar
    Eleanor
    3/22/2019

    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

    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
  • Tours are intimate and fun, meeting new people whilst exploring delicious tasty vegan food with like minded people.. highly recommend... read more

    Ines Iachelini Avatar
    Ines Iachelini
    4/29/2019

    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

    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
  • Amazing day with great people. Thanks Jess for taking us to some great eateries, the food was yummy. Would recommend... read more

    Paula Winter Avatar
    Paula Winter
    4/13/2019

    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

    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
  • 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

    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

    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
  • 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

    Voyager667602 Avatar
    Voyager667602
    7/14/2019

    Really enjoyed our tour with Jess - her local knowledge of not just the older and emerging vegan and vegetarian... read more

    Alison Gould Avatar
    Alison Gould
    7/31/2019

    This tour was a lovely birthday present from my friends abroad and it was absolutely delightful! I did the Fitzroy... read more

    Wingyin Lo Avatar
    Wingyin Lo
    1/29/2019

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.