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Taste Food Tours - Eat for good !

Developed as a social enterprise project of The Benevolent Society, Taste Food Tours showcases Sydney's multicultural food traditions to: bridge cultural divides and build community pride, generate income for diverse town centres and local businesses, create training and employment opportunities, and promote healthy lifestyles, particularly for children.

These tours are a testament to the generosity of the communities that you will visit. The food and the stories are plentiful. Local guides will show you the best places to eat, shop and share their stories of food and community. Every tour includes tastings in-store, lunch, recipes and a sample bag you will fill to bursting with goodies you collect along the way.

Your support is appreciated as all revenue is reinvested into Taste projects.

For more information: www.tastetours.org.au

Tours

Shanghai to Saigon
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Want to know more about your noodle? The difference between bok choy and choi sum? Do you want to familiarise yourself with Asian cooking essentials? Then jump on-board the Bankstown Orient Express! You will find out where to buy the freshest ingredients at great prices in Little Saigon, feast on Asian flavours and enjoy an aromatic Vietnamese lunch, all washed down with Thai delights.

These tours are a testament to the generosity of the communities that you will visit. The food and the stories are plentiful. This tour can also be booked on any date for groups of 10 or more.
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At a Cafe close to the station details to be advised, Bankstown South Bankstown Railway Station, Bankstown
Travel by: Duration:
Walk Half Day or less.
Price
$60.00-$90.00 Price Range Adult: AUD90.00 Child (five - 16 years old): AUD60.00. Concession: AUD70.00
World Explorer - Bankstown
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You don't need a passport for this trip around the world! This food trek through Bankstown will take you to Europe, Asia and the Middle East. You will explore a spice emporium that will stimulate your senses, journey through China and Vietnam, travel to Lebanon for lunch and then finish in Greece for delicious desserts. This tour is sure to surprise even the most adventurous foodie.

These tours are a testament to the generosity of the communities that you will visit. The food and the stories are plentiful. This tour can also be booked on any date for groups of 10 or more. Contact them on the email address or phone number provided.
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Cafe near the Station, Bankstown Bankstown Railway Station, Bankstown South
Travel by: Duration:
Walk Half Day or less.
Price
$60.00-$90.00 Price Range Adult: AUD90.00. Child (5-16 years old): AUD60.00. Concession: AUD70.00.
Feasting after Fasting - Progressive Dinner
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If you have ever wondered about Ramadan and want to experience the spiritual side of breaking fast, then join us for this beautiful feast of flavours and a unique cultural experience.

The Ramadan feast is a combination of refreshing beverages, snacks and a dishes. You end your night with coffee and sweets, and each adult participant will receive an Eid gift basket. The local guide will act as your dinner host and share facts and stories about how Ramadan is traditionally observed.

Eat for a cause! Developed as a social enterprise project of Benevolent Society, the food tours generate income for local businesses and create training and employment opportunities. Their profits are invested into community initiatives.
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Bankstown, Bankstown South Bankstown, Lakemba
Travel by: Duration:
Walk Night.
Price
$55.00-$110.00 Price Range Adult dinner price: AUD110.00. Child (five to 12 years old): AUD55.00. Seniors: AUD88.00. Prices include GST.
Little Korea
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From snack stalls and Korean barbecue to groceries and fresh food, visit an array of fabulous speciality stores where the locals share cooking tips and insights into their culture. Tempt your taste buds with a sumptuous Korean barbecue lunch and bakery treats. Explore how to wow your dinner party guests with authentic Korean dishes that take minimal effort.

Last booking date is close of business Tuesday, 24 June.

These tours are a testament to the generosity of the communities that you will visit. The food and the stories are plentiful. This tour can also be booked on any date for groups of 10 or more.
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Cafe near the Station, Strathfield West Little Korea Food Experience, Strathfield West
Travel by: Duration:
Walk Half Day or less, Tailored.
Price
$60.00-$90.00 Price Range Adult: AUD90.00. Child (five to 16 years old):AUD60.00. Concession: AUD70.00.
Euro Asian Adventure
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The tour will ease you into the day with a great cup of coffee and frozen treats. Then hop on the bus and relax as you are ushered to the best eateries in this part of Sydney. Leave your shopping bags in the bus while you learn about exotic Asian herbs and vegetables. Then it's off to a luxurious coffee roaster and deli, with lots of nibbles to enjoy. End the tour with an aromatic Hyderabadi feast that will surely make you want to come back for more.

Last booking date is close of business Tuesday, 8 April.

Take advantage of the AUD20.00 per person mini bus from Central when making your booking. Bus leaves at 9.15am on the day of the tour, pre-purchase necessary.
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Strathfield Plaza, Strathfield West Strathfield, Strathfield West
Travel by: Duration:
Coaster Half Day or less, Tailored.
Price
$90.00-$120.00 Price Range Adult: AUD120.00. Child (five to 16 years): AUD90.00. Concession: AUD96.00.
Ultra Modern Asian Adventure
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Canley Heights punches well above its culinary weight proving a worthy rival for its big cousin Cabramatta. A cluster of leading edge restaurateurs and chefs are changing the face of Australian produce, through their hipster eating establishments, using the recipes of their Asian ancestors. These young entrepreneurs coexist alongside their busy traditional food neighbours. Enjoy a rare sampling of the delights on offer on this smorgasbord of contemporary Asian fare.

Last booking date is close of business Tuesday, 26 August. These tours are a testament to the generosity of the communities that you will visit. Your support is appreciated as all revenue is invested in capacity building projects in the area.

Contact the operators on the email or phone number supplied.
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Cafe near the Station, Canley Heights Modern Asian Cuisine mixed with traditional Vietnamese, Bankstown South
Travel by: Duration:
Car, Train, Walk Half Day or less, Tailored.
Price
$60.00-$90.00 Price Range Adult: AUD90.00. Concession: AUD70.00 Child (five to 16 years): AUD60.00
Parramasala Feast (Harris Park)
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Join them for a festive feast for all the senses at the Parramasala Feast and Fair dinner. This is a progressive dinner that is part of the Parramasala South Asian Festival. Harris Park is a hub of fantastic Indian and South Asian Restaurants and Grocers through what is dubbed as 'Little India'.

You will begin with a delightful array of South-Asian snacks and drinks and then proceed to a popular grocer for some samples and tastings. Your final destination is one of Harris Park's best restaurants where you will enjoy an Indian Feast, followed by some delectable desserts and light entertainment, a great ending to an enchanting evening.

Savour a veritable feast of food and festival delights at Parramasala Feast and Fair!
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Harris Park Dinner, Harris Park
Travel by: Duration:
Walk Night.
Price
$120.00 Price Range Adult: AUD120.00.
Bush Tucker Treats and Tales
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Join the Taste team and local elder, Aunty Margaret, as they mix and match an indigenous art and bush tucker experience. You'll explore a range of bush tucker ingredients and share hints and tips on how to cook with them.

Aunty Margaret's' skills don't stop with cooking, she's an accomplished story teller and artist and will lead an art workshop where you will make your very own artwork to take home, and finish with afternoon tea, bush tucker style.
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Peppertree Cafe, Bankstown Peppertree Cafe, Bankstown
Travel by: Duration:
Walk Half Day or less.
Price
$100.00 Price Range Adult: AUD100.00.
Treats of Tripoli (Guildford)
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Tripoli's distinctive cuisine has earned itself a reputation throughout the Arab region, as has our own amazing 'Little Tripoli', right in Sydney's own Guildford. From delectable meats, scrumptious Lebanese pastries and pizzas, to the mouth-watering fish dishes of Tripoli's seaside city, the Mina. Guildford is sure to delight the adventurous, the curious, and indeed lovers of Lebanese cuisine. This hidden foodie treasure is sure to surprise and impress.

Last booking date is close of business Tuesday, 9th Sept.

These tours are a testament to the generosity of the communities that you will visit. The food and the stories are plentiful. This tour can also be booked on any date for groups of 10 or more. Contact operators on the email or phone number supplied.
start Location Highlights
Cafe near Guildford station, Guildford Guildford
Travel by: Duration:
Car, Train, Walk Half Day or less, Tailored.
Price
$60.00-$90.00 Price Range Adult: AUD90.00. Child (five to 16 years old): AUD60.00 Concession: AUD70.00
Arabic and Indian Spice - Granville
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Granville, famous for the best chicken and baklava, is also home to some mouth-watering Indian curies and spices. Plus they'll take a side trip to explore exotic Nepalese, Fijian, Indian and Arabic groceries. The visits to grocers, cafes and restaurants will make you feel like you're on a trip around the globe. Dip your savoury delights into pickles and garlic sauce and let your taste buds dance!

Meeting point: A cafe near the station. Address to be advised by email the week of the tour.

Last booking date is Tuesday prior to Departure date.

Concession tickets include attendees aged 16 to 21 years, over 65 years, pensioners, Newstart, and full-time students.
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Granville Granville
Travel by: Duration:
Car, Train, Walk Half Day or less, Tailored.
Price
$60.00-$90.00 Price Range Adult: AUD90.00. Concession AUD70.00. Child (five to 16 years) AUD60.00.
Food Faith Feast
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It is the epitome of a modern multicultural community. If you enjoy learning about different cultures and their sacred traditions, then this is a must-do event for you. Join the Taste team on a foodie feast through one of the best all-purpose grocery/deli stores in Sydney, and tour a Buddhist temple as well as a mosque! This tour offers variety and a unique insight into the many cultures that share the beautiful Bonnyrigg Town Centre.

These tours are a testament to the generosity of the communities that you will visit. The food and the stories are plentiful. This tour can also be booked on any date for groups of 10 or more.
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Lao Buddhist Temple, Bonnyrigg Lao Buddhist Temple, Bonnyrigg
Travel by: Duration:
Car Half Day or less.
Price
$60.00-$90.00 Price Range Adult AUD90.00, Child (five - 16 years old) AUD60.00, Concession AUD70.00
Babylonian Delights
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Immerse yourself in the food and culture of one of the world's oldest civilisation, Mesopotamia. Indulge in the ancient food delicacies of Persian and Afghan kitchens, that still make their mark on menus and tables across the globe. Traditional Iraqi breads such as Samoon baked in a tannur and delicious dips are just some of the samples you will savour. You'll also get to peek into the Iraqi pantry of culinary essentials. Think dates, syrup, tahini, rose water and tamarind - delicious!

Last booking date is close of business the Tuesday prior to the tour.

This tour can also be booked on any date for groups of 10 or more. Contact them on the email or phone number supplied.
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Cafe near the station, Fairfield Fairfield Station, Fairfield
Travel by: Duration:
Car, Train, Walk Half Day or less, Tailored.
Price
$60.00-$90.00 Price Range Adult: AUD90.00. Child: (five to 16 years old) AUD60.00. Concession: AUD70.00.
Beirut, Bangladesh and Beyond (Lakemba)
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Take a trip to Little Bangladesh, a stop-over in Lebanon, then a fabulous exotic mystery side-trip to one of the many unique Lakemba restaurants! You will sample delights from many countries, enjoy a Bangladeshi banquet lunch and finish with what is arguably the best baklava in Sydney.

Meeting point: a cafe near the station. Address to be advised by email the week of the tour. Last booking date is close of business Thursday, 16 Sept

These tours are a testament to the generosity of the communities that you will visit. The food and the stories are plentiful. This tour can also be booked on any date for groups of 10 or more.
start Location Highlights
Station, Lakemba Cafe, Lakemba
Travel by: Duration:
Car, Train, Walk Half Day or less, Tailored.
Price
$60.00-$90.00 Price Range Adult AUD90.00, Child (five to 16 years old) AUD60.00, Concession AUD70.00
South American Food Trail
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Ay Caramba! Join them on a journey through Central and South America with all the food, fun and flavours of a fiesta! Fairfield is home to a thriving Spanish and Latin American community and this tour will share their food and culture with you. Indulge in delights such as Dulce de Leche, Empanadas and Asado and wash it down with an Inca cola or, if you're keen, even more sweets! Enjoy a small side trip around the world. The perfect recipe for a Latin food experience you will never forget!

Last booking date is close of business Tuesday prior to tour.

This tour can also be booked on any date for groups of 10 or more. Contact operators on the email or number supplied.
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A Cafe close to the station, Fairfield An abundance of tasting over 6 stops with lunch included, Fairfield Heights
Travel by: Duration:
Car, Train, Walk Half Day or less, Tailored.
Price
$60.00-$90.00 Price Range Adult: AUD90. Child (five to 16 years old): AUD60. Concession: AUD70.
Global Explorer - Fairfield
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Fairfield has so much to offer foodies and culture lovers alike. Their hospitable hosts will share their stories and favourite foods from the former Yugoslavia, the Middle East, Asia and South America. It's a culinary trip around the world, with something for everyone and they can't wait to share it with you!

Meeting point: A cafe near the station. Address to be advised by email the week of the tour.

Last Booking date is close of business Tuesday prior to departure

Walking scale:

Low = distances between stops up to 100 metres

Medium = distances between stops up to 500 metres

High = distances between stops over 500 metres

Concession tickets include 16 to 21, over 65, pensioners, Newstart, full-time students.
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A cafe near the station, Fairfield Abundance of tasting over 6 stops includes lunch stop, Fairfield
Travel by: Duration:
Car, Train, Walk Half Day or less, Tailored.
Price
$60.00-$90.00 Price Range Adult: 90.00AUD Concession: 70.00AUD Child: 60.00AUD
Arabic Adventure - Greenacre
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Get ready to embark on an Arabic adventure. Greenacre Village is home to some of the best foodie treasures in Sydney. A banquet of Middle-Eastern treats and groceries, followed by sweet shops offering some of the most mesmerising traditional Arabic sweets you could imagine!

Meeting point: A cafe in the shopping centre. Address to be advised by email the week of the tour.

Last Booking date is close of business Tuesday, 4th November.

Your support is appreciated as all revenue is invested in capacity building projects in the area.

Walking scale:

Low = distances between stops up to 100 metres

Concession tickets include 16 to 21, over 65, pensioners, Newstart, full-time students.
start Location Highlights
A cafe - details to be advised on the week of the tour, Greenacre An Abundance of tastings over 6 stops includes lunch, Greenacre
Travel by: Duration:
Car, Walk Half Day or less, Tailored.
Price
$60.00-$90.00 Price Range Adult: 90AUD Concession: 70AUD Child: 60AUD
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