Win a Taste Tour of Preston Market

For many, Melbourne is synonymous with hidden gems, and locals and visitors alike to the city are often on the lookout for their next discovery. And for those wanting to explore Melbourne’s diverse and delicious north, Preston Market is one its authentic highlights.

The market opened in 1970 and for the past 45 years, Preston Market has been a fresh food and multicultural community hub. Melbourne’s second largest market, it has more than 110 traders and an offering that includes fresh produce, delicatessens and grocers. Deeply embedded in the fabric and history of area, the Market is an exciting, dynamic meeting place and a vibrant, one-stop shop.


Preston market tour


Not sure where to begin? Taste Tours of Preston Market offer a foodie’s insight into the Market’s laneways and traders. On the tour, you will hear about its rich culture, and perhaps most importantly – sample some of its specialities, like delicious double-smoked bacon, fresh seafood, gourmet deli items and much more. Try crocodile meat from Betty, and meet Lisa, who can tell you the story behind her mouth-watering, award-winning paella. Friendly traders will share their insiders’ tips on how to select and prepare ingredients from the Market for you and your family or friends.


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The tours are led by Raffaela Ceddia, Owner and Chief Eating Officer of Flavourhood Tours. Raffaela grew up in Melbourne’s north and has been visiting Preston Market since she was a child. For Raffaela, who comes from an Italian family, food and sense of place are intertwined and she has been passionate about food from an early age. Since 2016, Flavourhood Tours has been showing people that there’s more to Melbourne than the well-worn tourist trail, taking them into the heart of the city’s multicultural communities to experience local life first-hand.


Preston market food tour


Whether you are a local looking to get to know your nearby market, or a visitor searching for a special behind-the-scenes experience, the Taste Tour of Preston Market offers a unique opportunity.

The next tour runs on Saturday 27 October from 9:30 – 11:30am. The following tours will be held on 24 November and 15 December. For bookings, head here.

Win a tour of Preston Market for you and a friend for the 27th of October. Follow our Facebook instructions (@LeStudent8Vic) to enter into the competition. Best of luck!

Also, Flavourhood Tours run on Sydney Road in Coburg and Brunswick and the Brunswick East Walking Feast on Lygon St.