Footscray Market Tours


Footscray has the biggest and best selection of Asian produce in inner Melbourne.  Fresh and frozen, cooked and uncooked, packaged, pickled and preserved – it’s all there and more.To the uninitiated, the vast range of food, colours, tastes and aromas is amazing and, for many, bewildering.

Find your way through Footscray Market with Vietnam On A Plate’s Ingredients Tours.

We walk and talk you through its Asian mini-super markets, fabulous fish shops, Chinese herbalists, great cake and sweets shops and a vast collection of greengrocers, butchers and other speciality food stores. We’ll show you places you never knew existed. We’ll show you some of the better places to buy the right ingredients and fresh Asian produce for your next Asian dish. We’ll give you tips on how to buy, use and store the best quality produce.

Our tours are relaxed, informal and informative – and we share with you some of the secrets of creating great Asian food. And at the end, enjoy a delicious and different Asian meal at one of the many cafes with which the shopping centre is blessed.

Tours are held on Saturdays from 9:30 AM to around 2:00 PM.   With a maximum of eight per tour, all participants get to see and hear everything.

Our starting point is on the roof of Footscray Market car park; drivers will find ample parking with no time limits (enter from Irving Street). Trains, trams and buses take you right to the market.


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  • Walking Tours are held for a minimum of four people and a maximum of eight.
  • Allow about two and a half hours, plus eating time.
  • Tours are held Saturday mornings, starting at 9:30.
  • Group bookings may be possible on other days.
  • The frequency of tours is dependent on demand.

Contact us for more information or to make a booking.