Discover the best vegan food in the suburb that helped build Melbourne into the city it is today. The eclectic style, varied cultures and backgrounds make this a melting pot of history in Melbourne.

Melbourne Vegan Tours gives you a guided walking tour of the venues that make Collingwood, one of the ‘go-to’ suburbs for vegan food. With a strong working class 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 throughout the tour. Handpicked for you.

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 1:00pm
  • WHERE: We start at The Cruelty Free Shop and finish for ice-cream 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. *Non-alcoholic drinks are included, alcohol can be optionally purchased when you book
  • HOW MUCH: $99 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.

Collingwood has a vibe that is best experienced by foot to understand the history that made it into the suburb it is today

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Small groups of 6-8 means personal service and more food for you!

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

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    Sally Mackinnon
    5/08/2019

    5 star ratingLoved the tour! Jess have a fantastic tour which both vegans and non vegans enjoyed. She also showed us some points of interest... read more

    ahkara23 Avatar
    ahkara23
    10/23/2019

    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
  • 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

    Great food and lovely company. Very friendly too, 😁

    Julie Merrifield Avatar
    Julie Merrifield
    4/10/2019

    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

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    berthaandflea
    8/14/2019
  • Great Tour, great food, interesting neighborhood. Dan was a very friendly and fun guide.

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    Judy
    5/26/2019

    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

    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
  • Dan & Renee were amazing very knowledgeable and the day was run very professionally. Couldn’t recommend them enough.

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    Stewart Willmott
    1/08/2019

    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

    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
  • 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 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

    5 star ratingGreat tour The tour guide was great, he had heaps of knowledge about the area and each of the individual businesses, including... read more

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    issyprice12345
    11/27/2019
  • This tour was so great! Dan and Jess are so friendly and accommodating. The food was incredible and it was... read more

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    Ely Stayches
    11/04/2018

    I absolutely loved the food tour. The group was so funny and we all connected really well. The food was... read more

    Johanna Avatar
    Johanna
    4/07/2019

    Such a great tour! So full of delicious vegan food and great banter from dan & jess! Super passionate and... read more

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    Le Ora
    11/08/2018
  • 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

    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

    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
  • 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

    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 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
  • 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 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 ratingAbsolutely Adored the Tour! Jess and Dan are amazing! We booked two tours with them during our holiday in Melbourne. One had to be... read more

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    screamsbeneath
    9/22/2019
  • 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

    Knowledge of food and cooking tips outstanding! Local street art also a plus!

    Lisa Poulter Avatar
    Lisa Poulter
    2/18/2019

    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

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the tour last?

We have options of express 60 minute & 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:

When are the tours?

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.