Closing comment – Friday 21 June – Campion’s culinary tours of Footscray and community campaign

A few weeks ago, the c word took Ross and John from 3AW Breakfast on a Footscray Food Tour with Melbourne foodie Allan Campion. This week we have been in Footscray photographing and interviewing local retailers for an exciting new campaign we’ll be launching next month. Watch this space!

The Footscray Food Tours are run on the first Saturday of every month and promote the variety of fresh produce, flavours and characters in Footscray. Starting with a hot jam donut and ending with a traditional shared Ethiopian lunch, you’ll discover all that Footscray has to offer.

The tour is supported by our client Regional Rail Link and takes in the established precincts of Greek, Indian and Vietnamese restaurants, as well as the newly arrived cuisines of migrants from Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia.

After working up an appetite visiting the butchers, fishmongers and delis of the Footscray Market you head out onto the streets of Footscray to sample treats from the Indian food stores, Italian bakeries and Asian grocers.

Make sure you have an empty stomach for the tour, because there’s plenty of food to sample from Melbourne’s best cannoli, to sugar cane, and kumquat juice.

The tours start at 11.30am on Irving Street on the forecourt of Footscray Railway Station and conclude at 2.30pm following a traditional shared lunch at Konjo Ethiopian Restaurant.

Tickets cost $110 per person and include the guided tour, information about the local area and Footscray’s food history, as well as tastings, samples, coffee and lunch.

Visit the Footscray food tours website to book your place.

Have a great weekend!

Cheers, Jack & the c word crew

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