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There’s a lot more to inner city Perth than meets the eye. Delicious morsels from all manner of different cuisines lie around almost every corner in Northbridge and the CBD, provided that you know which corners to look around that is. On our City Secrets Adventure you’ll be taken on a journey of culinary discovery as we guide you up and down the backstreets and alleyways of the area in search of the best nosh in town. From Asian street food to the small bar scene, delicious Italian baked goods and loads more in-between, it’s an amazing mixture of new, exciting venues and established local institutions that are not to be missed. Along the way you’ll also learn about the rich cultural history of the area and the various changes that it has undergone over the years, so there’s plenty of food for thought as well as your stomachs too!
This, however, will not be your typical walking tour.It's all about interacting with fellow participants to share cuisines, stories and fun. Your guide will point out a few points of interest along the way and suggest things to order at each venue, but beyond that you are free to explore and experiment as much or as little as your hearts desire.
The cost of the guided tour has a tour price of $39. You need to bring approx $25 in coins and small notes with you to purchase the international delights along the way. We promise this will ensure you taste all the great cuisines on offer. At the end of the tour you'll not only have a full belly but you will have met a whole new group of people and explored Perth's cuisine and the history of this great city.
Please note that all our tours have a 48hr notice policy for rescheduling.
FAQs - City Secrets Foodie Adventure
How does paying for food along the way work?
A key ingredient to having a great time on our tours is the sharing of food. You will join with other Food Loose Tour Foodies and share the delights of varying portion sizes along the way. We recommend bringing small notes and coins, approximately $20 to $25.
What are the tour times and location?
The tour is 4 hours commencing SHARP at 10am OUTSIDE the Brass Monkey Hotel, Corner William and James Street North Bridge. We ask that you arrive at 9.45am for registration. The tour ends at approximately 2pm close to our starting point.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
The tour starts on the corner of William and James Streets OUTSIDE the Brass Monkey Hotel. It is a 15 minute walk maximum from all Perth train stations. It is also very close to the Wellington(Roe) Street bus port.
There are multiple parking options available. In Lindsay St Perth there is free parking beyond 12pm on Saturdays. There is a multi storey car park adjacent to the Library, just up from the Brass Monkey with the entrance on Aberdeen Street.
Do I have to purchase tickets in advance? May I purchase with cash?
Tickets must be purchased in advance online using Visa or Mastercards. Please make sure you purchase tickets well in advance of your desired tour date, as our tours sell out quickly. We have a no refund policy.
Is there a waiting list if the tour I'm interested in is sold out?
We currently do not have a waiting list system. Please email us at email@example.com to find out if an additional tour has been added that suits your schedule.
What if there is bad weather?
Tours are conducted rain or shine. A good portion of our time is spent walking outdoors. However, we will take breaks out of the weather along the way, for both the heat and rain.
What type of clothing and shoes should I wear?
We do a fair amount of walking on our tours. You should dress casually and wear comfortable shoes or sneakers. Please wear a rain jacket and bring an umbrella in winter. In summer ensure you have a hat, sunscreen and a bottle of water.
How much food do we eat on the food tasting tours?
We will be visiting up to 7 different food and drink vendors on the tour from all different cuisines. Most people think it's enough for a hearty lunch. You will not be hungry at the end!
What if I have dietary restrictions or food allergies?
Please be sure and let us know if you (or anyone in your group) has a dietary restriction (e.g. vegetarian, gluten free, allergy, etc.). Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org when you purchase your tickets. As long as we know in advance, we can accommodate your needs.
Do you offer vegetarian options?
Yes. We have vegetarian options on our tours. Be sure to let us know, well in advance, and we will ensure to suggest appropriate substitutions.
What if I am late?
It is a good idea to arrive at the meeting location a minimum of 15 minutes prior to the tour start time. In fairness to the people, who arrived on time, we will leave sharply at the tour start time. If you are late, you may call us at on 0467 542 437 to try and find the group, once we have left the starting point. There are no guarantees you will be able to find the group, as our guides are narrating the tour and will not necessarily pick up their mobile phones. There are no reschedules or refunds for late comers, who cannot find the group.
Can I reschedule my food tour?
We have a 48 hour rescheduling policy. You must notify us by email to email@example.com at least 48 hours before your tour to reschedule. Otherwise, unfortunately you will forfeit your ticket.
How much walking is there on the City Secret's Foodie Adventure?
We're on our feet for approximately 4 hours. We walk at a casual pace and stand in place for a few minutes at various attractions. The streets have a slight incline and you will have to walk down some stairs along the way. Please let us know in advance, if you have difficulty walking up/down stairs, and we will try to make arrangements for you.
Are the tours appropriate for children?
Our friendly tour guides make learning about the history, culture, and foods of the areas we visit interesting, informative, and fun. Please gauge whether or not you think this tour is appropriate for your child. Children under the age of 5 are free. You may bring a stroller on the tour, but it will have to remain outside, if the food establishment is busy.
Are pets allowed on the tours?
Pets are not allowed on any of our food tasting tours.
Is your tour touristy? Do local West Australians take the tour?
Our tours are specifically designed to take you to the "hidden gems" only a die hard Foodie knows about. Local West Australians take our tours and the usual response is "I never knew these hidden gems existed". None of our tours have a touristy feel to them. Our goal is for you to interact, have fun and experience the culinary secrets of Perth City.
Are tour guides tips included in the price?
Tour guides tips are not included in the cost of your tour. Tips are not essential, however like most service, when its exceptional you are usually happy to provide a gratuity.
Are gift certificates available?
Yes Gift Certificates are available from www.foodloosetours.com.au. You can buy gift certificates for someone local, a visitor, or as a corporate gift.
Can I book a private or corporate tour?
Private and Corporate tours are available for our International Food Adventure Tour. This tour is a perfect team building event for a team of up to 30 people, birthday celebration, or friends gathering. To einquire about a private or corporate tour, please fill out the form on our private and corporate tours page on our site (www.foodloosetours.com.au). Our operations manager will contact you within 24 hours to inform you if the date and time is available. You may call us directly at 0413 278 387 to enquire about a private or corporate tour.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please contact the organisers for at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0413 278 387 or 0467 542 437.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Please bring a copy of your ticket either in hard copy or the email on your phone.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
That's fine. We encourage you to use your place on the tour. If you are unable to attend we welcome your friends or family on the tour.
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Food Loose Tours
Our tour guides are unashamedly foodies. This includes growing up experiencing many different cuisines (ie nasi le mak from the school canteen!), a curry in London and the delights of Polish neighbours we all have passion for food together with an unsatiable appetite to hunt out new, unknown and interesting food outlets.