Lonely Planet Experience: Sydney's Food Tour with a Local Guide

From yummy must-tries like the classic fish taco, to unique dishes like betel leaf prawns prepared with dried coconut, Thai herbs and aromatic sauce; you’re in for a treat.

You and your group will get to try bites of famous dishes like vegemite on toast and strawberry watermelon cake that’s now a national treasure. Munch on the classic veggie samosas stuffed with potatoes, peas, onions, and spices, with a delicious cold ginger beer on the side. And that’s just the beginning; there’s more food to come! Enjoy an authentic meat pie containing diced or minced meat and gravy, bite into a heavenly rice paper roll, a deep-fried delicacy with Vietnamese influence.

Looking for vegetarian alternatives? It’s possible! The tour has been created with alternative tastings to fit your preferences.

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  • What's included :
    • Local Guide
    • Alcoholic Drinks
    • Snacks - 4 Local food tastings
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel pick-up and drop off
    • Food and beverages other than listed as inclusions
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Foundation Park, The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia

    Begin your tour in the ground zero of street art in Sydney, where you can spot the mural with the famous words of Martin Luther King close to this attraction and take a bite out of the world’s most instagrammable cake: strawberry watermelon cake. The combination of aromas and fresh ingredients evoke a range of emotions, turning each bite into a long-lasting memory

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: I Have a Dream Mural, 295 King Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales Australia

    Let’s start this foodie tour with the original taste of Australia, a pie! The meat pie is hand-sized and contains diced or minced meat and gravy, and can also include onion, mushrooms or cheese, and is often consumed as a takeaway food snack close to this attraction

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: King Street, King St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

    Try a popular entrée, appetizer, or snack in the local cuisines of the Indian subcontinent: the samosa. This flour pastry is stuffed with potatoes, peas, onions, and spices, and is deep-fried for an extra layer of flavor close to this attraction

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh NSW 2015, Australia

    One of the most popular Asian foods in Australia these days is Thai food, therefore the next tasting can’t be missed! Take a bit out of a betel leaf topped with prawn, fish roe, dried coconut, Thai herbs, and an aromatic house-made special sauce close to this attraction

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: University of Sydney, 2006, Sydney, New South Wales 2006 Australia

    Close to this attraction you would of course taste the classical Australian. There can’t be a Sydney food tour without trying vegemite, which has become a unique and loved symbol of the Australian nation. Vegemite is made from leftover brewers’ yeast extract and various vegetable and spice additives, and your local host will tell you all about the history of this special delicacy

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Kings Cross Hotel, 244/248 William St, Potts Point NSW 2011, Australia
    Return Detail :
    Li'l Darlin Darlinghurst, 235 Victoria St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, Australia
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Curated by Lonely Planet, powered by Withlocals
    • This experiences is carbon neutral
    • This experience is guided by local experts
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Activity ID: V-24380P1263

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