WELCOME TO OUR NEIGHBOURHOOD

What would you find if you stepped away from the well-known, touristic parts of Melbourne and got amongst the locals… the places where people live, do their daily shopping and create social communities? Visiting a new place you don’t know can be daunting, but what if you had a friend to walk with you and show you around?

TAKE A SEAT AT OUR TABLE…
Let’s eat together, walk together, talk together, share together. I’ll introduce you to the restaurant and café owners, the shopkeepers and bar tenders, the local personalities. Find out where I eat, buy ingredients and go out. I’ll show you what makes these neighbourhoods unique; the people, the stories, the history and of course, food food, food!

SMALL GROUPS & LOCAL INSIDER KNOWLEDGE
Flavourhood Tours offer small group tours exploring mostly by foot. All tours are currently guided by local and ‘Chief Eating Officer’ Raffaela Ceddia. Click here for more details on each of the tours.

NOT JUST FOR TOURISTS
Whether you are new to the neighbourhood, from a different suburb, a foodie looking to try something different, an explorer or you’d simply like a guide for shopping, a Flavourhood Tour leaves you wanting to come back for more…

RAFFAELA CEDDIA
Owner & tour guide

Raffaela Ceddia is a Sydney Road local who grew up near Coburg.

“I truly love this area. It holds many childhood memories and I continue to spend much of my time here today. I come from an Italian family and believe this is where my strong passion and love of food comes from.”

“I have traveled extensively and experienced many cultures through living and working in different parts of the world. I currently speak English, Italian, Portuguese and I’m brushing up on my Spanish” says Raffaela.

After working at the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival on restaurant and bar crawls and MC’ing at festival events she discovered her love for hosting people and showing them Melbourne’s diverse food scene.

“I started by taking friends on unofficial tours of Sydney Road and they encouraged me to do more! I now also run tours along Lygon Street, Brunswick East and Preston Market. I genuinely want to welcome people to the area and share with curious people its food and stories.”