Greek Food Walking Tour Oakleigh
We take you on a walking tour to all the best spots so you can experience an array of Greek food.
Our next Melbourne Greek Food Tour is a walking tour in the Greek precinct Oakleigh. The food tour explores the culinary delights of Greek food and the benefits of the Mediterranean diet. Participants will have the opportunity to taste a variety of Greek food and includes a sit down lunch at a Greek restaurant.
The walking tour has received the attention of Greek City Times.
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Greek Food Tour Highlights
- Introduction to Melbourne’s most vibrant Greek precinct, its food and its culture
- Taste the most popular Greek cakes
- Sample a koulouri and hear about the art of Greek baking
- Learn about the health benefits of Greek products
What is included in the walking tour?
- Guided walking tour and commentary throughout
- Morning tea at a Greek café
- Bakery and deli visits
- Lunch at a traditional Greek restaurant
- Visit various Greek shops to learn about the most commonly used ingredients and products in the Greek cuisine, including some samples to taste
Information on Oakleigh
Oakleigh has now become the new Hellenic centre of Melbourne. Greeks from all over Melbourne come to visit Oakleigh to do their shopping, to eat and to socialise. Oakleigh has transformed from the quiet suburb it was 30 years ago to a major attraction, a bustling and lively Greek precinct. It not only offers coffee and cake but a vast variety of eateries.
Although Oakleigh has always been a multicultural community. The proliferation of Greek businesses has strengthened its reputation as a Greek precinst. In the last two decades, the introduction and expansion of popular cake shops, such as Nikos Quality Cakes and Vanilla Lounge, have heralded a thriving new food scene.
Eaton Mall Oakleigh received $2.75 million upgrade for major improvements following the establishment of a council steering committee. It included more public art, lighting, landscaping and street furniture to create a connected community feel. This included an inviting pedestrian friendly walkway making it a vibrant destination for fresh food, cafe culture, community and cultural activities. This includes the Oakleigh Greek Glendi which takes place every year and attracts over 30,000 visitors.