Well known foodie, food-writer, and TV identity, Maeve O'Meara has been operating a unique food tourism business since the late 1990s. It all started when her local mother's group asked Maeve to take them to a Lebanese restaurant in Punchbowl.
Maeve quickly realised that people want to explore the vast choice of foods and cultures that Sydney has to offer, but wanted someone to guide them in the process. Maeve is perfect! She's knowledgeable, bubbly and outgoing, and knows how to get the cooks, chefs, provedores, butchers and fishermen to share their stories, recipes and secrets with you. This just doesn't happen if we, as individuals, walk into the fishmarkets, a well known butchery or patisserie, and expect a guided tour or a chocolate making lesson. Maeve, and her team of informative and entertaining guides take us to places we wouldn't otherwise get to, bringing us home with satiated appetites and bags full of goodies and information.
Sydney Safaris were the starting point, followed by Australian Safaris: Mudgee, Kangaroo Island, Margaret River, Tasmania, Broome and the Victorian High Country are just some of the places Maeve has shared with inquisitive food-lovers.
Most of the Sydney Safaris are either half day or full day. Some are walking, whilst others are "On Wheels" and include a variety of stores, provedores and eateries. All are popular and generally need to be booked well in advance. From personal experience, I can say they are well worth it.