The Food Project: Eat the Street Walking Tours

A few weeks ago, I was invited along to experience all that Eat The Street has to offer with an awesome bloggers brunch – if you follow me on Instagram, you would’ve seen all the amazing food we got to eat, but I wanted to share a few more details about the day.

Eat The Street offer unique walking tours of Perth that give you the opportunity to eat some of the city’s best food at a range of impressive locations. Forget boring, stuffy tours crammed with irrelevant historical facts and generic touristy venues, these tours are laid back, fun, and most importantly, put a huge emphasis on amazing food.

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Local couple Jacqueline and Mark, who are both passionate about Perth’s small and independent businesses, run the tours and are masters at creating a welcoming atmosphere. There’s tours aren’t just for out of towners either –  even as a regular visitor to Beaufort Street I thought it was an fantastic day and a new way to experience one of Perth’s most-loved strips.

While our bloggers group was invited along to the Brunch on Beaufort tour, Eat The Street also offer tours like Bars on Beaufort, Perth Craft Beer Tour, Barrack to Beaufort tour and custom private tours.

The absolute best thing though, in my opinion, is that they can cater to any food requirements – from vegetarian and vegan to gluten free, as long as you let them know when booking they’ll make every effort to accommodate people from all walks of life with any special dietary and accessibility requirements.

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In fact, their website promises to make sure that anyone with food restrictions leaves the tour just as full as the rest of the group, and I can 100% vouch for this – the vegetarian menu they curated was not only varied and mouth-watering, but I was absolutely full to the brim when I left!

The second best thing about these tours is how easy they are – once you make a booking and let them know any dietary requirements or preferences, Jacqueline and Mark take care of it all, so all you have to do is turn up with your friends, colleagues or visitors, stuff yourself full of amazing foods and create some lasting memories.

Eat The Street tours are just $75 each and that includes all food and a couple of drinks, which I think is incredible value.

I can’t emphasise enough how good the food was, but thought I’d quickly run you through the menu we had on the day to give you an idea of some of the goodies you might be presented with (although please note that the venues and meals are completely customised to the group, which means there’s always going to be an element of surprise about where you’re going and what you’ll get to taste).

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We kicked off the day at Rochelle Adonis, which is known for its beautiful cakes and classy high teas. Here I had a peach Bellini, a tasty individual mushroom and brie tart, and a beautiful little pot of stone fruit panna cotta.

Our next stop was Five Bar, where we were treated to a massive feast to celebrate the launch of their new brunch menu. The coconut panna cotta with fresh fruit was a standout to me, but the pea and avocado smash and vegetarian croquet madam also held their own, alongside a refreshing fruit mocktail.

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Then we hopped next door to Clarences where we had one of the best dishes of the day – mac and cheese with truffle oil. It was ooey and gooey and so good, one of the real highlights of the day.

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After a short walk we found ourselves at the last stop, the newly opened Grab a Yabby. I was a little sceptical about what a vegetarian would eat at a place specialising in seafood, but needn’t have worried as Eat The Street made sure I was more than looked after. While the group tucked into fresh seafood and cracked open yabbies with a little wooden hammer, I was treated to a delicious vegetarian slider and sweet potato fries that really hit the spot thanks to a sprinkling of ‘magic dust’. We finished up here with coconut jelly served in the coconut, which was really unique and something I would go back for again.

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And for those who ate meat? There was everything from Sriratcha hot wings with blue cheese sauce to Croque Madame with ham and a fried egg, a brioche brekky burger with bacon, egg and cheese, an impressive seafood selection including yabbies, clams and prawns, and even BBQ beef ribs – now if that isn’t a feast, I don’t know what is! As an added bonus, we each got a fresh pretzel to take home from Elmar’s Smallgoods.

The Bloggers Brunch was super informative, lots of fun and above all else, incredibly delicious. If you’re looking for a different way to explore Perth, I can’t recommend Eat The Street enough! I’m thinking birthdays, hen’s parties, bucks night beer tours and a treat for out of town visitors – although the truth is, you really don’t need an excuse you just need to get along and experience it for yourself.

+ Group photo courtesy of Danica Zuks.  

*A massive thank you to Eat The Street for inviting me. Although invited, all opinions are my own.

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