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Preston Market Tasting Tour

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by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (subscribe)
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Includes an eco bag, food and a five dollar voucher

Weekdays tend to be the same. Get up early and if you are lucky have breakfast before heading off for the commute.

So it is good to shake things up on the weekend and do something completely different.

So how about a much more leisurely breakfat tour? For this experience you don't get up that early, you don't have to make your own breakfast and instead head off to the Preston Market for a progressive feast. One you don't have to cook.

This very cheap tour (only $20) includes food stops along the way as well as coffee of course. The tour also includes a Preston Market $5 shopping voucher and an attractive eco bag.

Raffaela Ceddia the Chief Eating Officer of Flavourhood Tours takes the tours. If that is real job title it certainly one to aspire to.

She will share her passion for small, local businesses, recipes that have been handed down through generations and unique food experiences.

One of the purposes of this tour is to encourage people to visit the lest touristy parts of Melbourne and get in amongst the locals.

During the 2.5 hour tour, you'll taste your way around all sections of the market. From fresh seafood to 'unusual' meats, unique deli items, organic produce that promotes good gut health, seasonal fruits, award-winning paella and more.

You'll learn the history of the market while chatting to some of the friendly and outgoing traders who will share their foodie tips on how to select and prepare the freshest ingredients for you and your family.

This is a really colourful market where the local community shop, eat & catch-up and you can not only observe but become part of this vibrant community on this hosted trip.

And you'll be so inspired with what you learn and the unique new foods and recipes you pick up that you are sure to use that $5 voucher and shake up the week's meals with some exciting new ingredients. Something to look forward to after that commute home.

Tours run twice a month on Saturdays but do tend to book out quickly. You can book your spot here. If it is booked out then remind yourself to go in and get the dates for the next lot of tours. They seem to come out early each month.

Public Transport

Mernda line to Preston Station, located at the market.

Or Plenty Rd Tram no 86, short walk to the market from stops 48 or 49 Gilbert Rd Tram no 112, 20-minute walk to the market from stops 42 or 43.

Car Parking - on market days first 2 hours are free (TICKET NOT REQUIRED) and $2.50 for each additional hour (maximum stay of 4 hours and ticket required).

Over the other side of town, there are also regular Saturday foodie tours of the Prahran Market. These are FREE with lots of great tastings. Click here.
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Why? Includes an eco bag, food and a five dollar voucher
When: Twice monthly on a Saturday starting at 9.30
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Where: Preston Market 2/30A The Centreway, Preston
Cost: $20 but includes coffee, food, a bag and a $5 market voucher
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