Melbourne Food Tour by Bike.
The new season is upon us and with the new year comes a new Melbourne bike tour. Australia is a land of immigration and at the heart of this in Melbourne. Along with their culture and languages these immigrants have brought with them their great food.
The 4 – 5 hour Melbourne Food tour by bike hopes to share with the visitor and local alike the best that this city has to offer when it comes to locally owned and operated restaurants. The bike tour takes you on a three course meal with the whole city being your restaurant.
Immigration has shaped Melbourne’s cuisines since the founding of the city on the banks of the Yarra river. The bike tour shows off 3 of the largest immigrant groups that have settled in Melbourne.
Restaurant 1 – The Melbourne food tour by bike begins with a beautiful ride along the river towards Melbourne’s Chinatown. Chinese immigrants begin with the discovery of gold in Victoria in the 1850’s and Melbourne which led to Melbourne having the longest continuous running Chinatown in the world. This stop is at one of the longest running and tastiest dumpling houses in Melbourne, you will not be disappointed.
Restaurant 2 – Greek people have been starting new life in Australia since the gold rush but the first major influx of Greeks to Australia began after World War II and during the civil war in Greece that followed, over 160,000 Greeks came to Australia, mostly to Victoria. This is why our second restaurant for the food tour is Freddy’s favorite Greek restaurant in Melbourne. This restaurant is famous for being both menu and pretentiousness free a rustic looking place but get ready for great meat and seafood dishes bought out at the whim of the staff.
Restaurant 3 – Two things Melbourne is famous for in the foody scene is great traditional Italian and even greater coffee. After World War II Italian immigration increased dramatically, including large numbers of agricultural workers from southern Italian regions.The number of Italy-born Victorians peaked at 121,000 in 1971. Italian immigration has declined, but Italians are still the fifth-largest immigrant community in Victoria. For this reason we end the even in famous little Italy of Melbourne for coffee and cake.
Whether this is your first tour in Melbourne or you have already taken the Freddy’s Melbourne bike tour its a great night for both visitor and local alike.