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Tours run on the third Saturday of each month. Bookings are essential.

PRAHRAN MARKET DISCOVERY TRAIL

“Even though Prahran Market is my local and go-to market it was actually so nice to experience through someone else’s perspective. I learnt a lot and loved meeting the vendors and tasting things I hadn’t before!”, Jessica Nguyen

Love good food? Interested in what the latest and greatest is or how to cook and serve unfamiliar produce? Join us on one of our Prahran Market Discovery Trails!

They’re a great way to get to know your local Market and sample some tasty delicacies from our friendly Traders. Each tour is led by one of our expert tour guides, who know everything from where to uncover rare and unusual culinary delights to how to use the produce once you get home (not to mention a few Market secrets you’ll learn along the way!).

When: The third Saturday of every month, from 9.45 – 11 am.

Duration: 1 hour

Includes: Personal tour guide (1 hour), food tastings, Prahran Market juteco reusable shopping bag, free coffee, exclusive market insights, and more!

Cost: $25 per person.

Please note: Bookings must be made in advance.

2021 Bookings: To book please click here.

“A great tour for food lovers, lots of inspiration, fresh produce & sampling of sweet & savory treats. Had a great time!” @dezi_cooks

“The Prahran Market Tour was a fun experience that shed a lot of insight into not only the market itself, but the produce and the traders! Our Tour Guide was so knowledgeable and friendly, plus the traders were very generous with the samples, which was great! “ Juliana


COMMUNITY GROUPS

Prahran Market welcomes Community Group Tours looking for personalised foodie tours.

Duration: Between 60 and 90 minutes

Includes: Personal tour guide/s, food tastings and a Prahran Market juteco reusable shopping bag.

Costs:

No. of participantsCost
10 – 15$100
15 – 30$200
30 – 45$300

To submit a Community Group request, please contact the Prahran Market Office on 8290 8220 with your preferred date, time and the number of participants.

“Just writing to thank you for your informative tour today. Our Out and About Group all enjoyed themselves. Meeting some of the traders and tasting their sometimes unusual wares was enjoyable. We went back and purchased some of those products. Yum! Go have a glass of wine – you deserve it. Will be visiting the market again. Nice to meet you.” – Judy Dunn, Out and About


GUIDED SCHOOL TOURS

Our guided school tours are perfect for Food Studies students and offer them a unique and curated tour experience.

From a general market introduction to a tour tailored to specific curriculum topics, we’ve got the tour for you! Our guides will discuss your needs well in advance to make sure your tour is exactly what you need, and can help advise on seasonality and questions for the students. 

Curriculum topics our guides can cover:

  • how the market is connected to the local history of the community
  • changing food trends
  • sustainability and recycling
  • biodiversity
  • shopping trends – the way we like to shop to eat, past and present
  • culture and heritage through food – many different options under the one roof
  • certified organic – what does it really mean
  • family heritage – talking to the family business traders (some are 3rd generation)

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions: Depending on your budget and needs, we can include tastings. Our guides can suggest several tasting options and talk about any special dietary requirements with you in advance. If you plan on staying at the Market for a short break or group lunch, please let us know as we can reserve a space for you while you are here. Minimum of 10 students per tour.

Costs:

LevelDurationCost
Primary60 mins
$15 per student
Secondary90 mins$15 per student
Tertiary90 mins$15 per student
TeachersFree!

Additional Inclusions

We are able to tailor what your session to maximise student learning relevance and outcomes. If you are studying a particular culture or heritage, for instance, we can further theme activities with flavours and tastes relating to your academic focus. Please get in touch with us to have a chat about your specific needs.

Kitchen Use

We have a professional culinary learning space in the heart of the Market that can be utilised – our Prahran Market Kitchen is fully equipped with an audience seating zone that can be configured for floor to theatre-style seating, or small groups around tables.

Kitchen Hire: cleaning fee ($100), reduced rate of hire (POA), fully refundable bond ($500) – public liability cover or professional cookery certifications will be required as this is a registered commercial kitchen in a public space.

Kitchen Demonstration: Kitchen Hire costs above, plus our demonstrators will conduct a 1-hour demonstration, purchase produce, set up and pack down. Additional $300 – 400 (depending on demonstrator and recipe).

Kitchen Activity (Hands-On): Kitchen Hire costs above, plus our demonstrators will lead a 1-hour hands-on kitchen activity, purchase produce, set up and pack down.  TBA

Tour Numbers:

We conduct the tours themselves in small groups to maximise learning outcomes, although larger groups can be accommodated with multiple tour guides and time.

Please contact us to discuss the needs of your group/cohort and we can tailor a program to suit.

Other materials:

Downloadable Evacuation Plans: Evacuation Plan Ground and Level 1

Photos: Students from Syndal South Primary School group.


SELF-GUIDED SCHOOL GROUPS

The Prahran Market, Melbourne’s Food Lover’s Market, is a wonderful place to bring students along for a visit. Since 1891 the Prahran Market has provided a variety of fresh produce from fruits and vegetables, meats and delicatessen products to sustainable fish and specialty items, at its current location.

Everything that you need to bring your students to the Market on an excursion can be found below. This includes Teacher information sheets, resource kits for different school ages, evaluation sheets, plus regulations and guidelines.

Secondary Students Activity pack

Lower Primary Student Resource Detailed Version

Lower Primary Student Kit Detailed Version

Lower Primary Student Activity Pack Condensed

Complete Upper Primary School Student Activity Pack

Teacher Information Sheet

Teacher Evaluation Form

Student Evaluation Form

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