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Market Tours

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we have made the decision to place a temporary hold on all Market tours. Thank you for your understanding.

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

A TASTE OF PRAHRAN MARKET HIDDEN GEMS FOODIE TOURS

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 Hidden Gems Foodie Tours!

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: Select Saturdays from 12 noon – 1 pm.

Duration: 1 hour

Includes: Personal tour guide (1 hour), food tastings, Prahran Market juteco reusable shopping bag, $5 Market voucher to be used on the day, exclusive market insights and more!

Cost: $15 per person.

Please note: Bookings must be made in advance.

2020 Bookings: To book your spot in any of our tours, please click here.

For further information or to book via phone, call the Prahran Market Office on 8290 8220.


DELI DELIGHTS FOODIE TOURS

From local charcuterie and French cheese to bespoke wines, homemade dips, ready to eat meals and specialty cuisines, this tour takes you from one end of the Deli Arcade to the other. You’ll get a chance to chat to our friendly delicatessen Traders and find out how things really run behind the scenes. Selected tastings included.

When: Select Saturdays from 12 noon – 1 pm.

Duration: 1 hour

Includes: Personal tour guide (1 hour), food tastings, Prahran Market juteco reusable shopping bag, $5 Market voucher to be used on the day, exclusive market insights and more!

Cost: $15 per person.

Please note: Bookings must be made in advance.

2020 Bookings: To book your spot in this tour, please click here.

For further information or to book via phone, call the Prahran Market Office on 8290 8220.


SUSTAINABILITY AT PRAHRAN MARKET TOUR

Learn more about the Market’s Sustainability Initiatives and check out what goes on behind the scenes in our new guided tour.

When: Select Saturdays from 12 noon – 1 pm.

Duration: 1 hour

Includes: Personal tour guide (1 hour), a bag of high-grade soil food produced from Market waste, Prahran Market juteco reusable shopping bag, exclusive Market insights and more!

Cost: $10 per person.

Please note: Bookings must be made in advance.

2020 Bookings: To book your spot in this tour, please click here.

For further information call the Prahran Market Office on 8290 8220.


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$150
30 – 45$200

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.

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 Neil Perry Omega 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: 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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