Taste of the World - Liverpool
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Get to know Sydney’s Western Suburbs over lunch
You’ll want to set out on this food-focused exploration ravenously hungry. The team at Taste Cultural Food Tours have done their research, eating their way around Western Sydney to find you the best of every cuisine, highlighting independent local businesses and their authentic offerings. On the Taste of the World experience, you get to traverse the edible globe in a three-and-a-half hour walking tour around Liverpool.
The area’s diverse cultural history means you’re in for a treat. You start with a traditional herb-heavy Lebanese breakfast pizza, manakeesh, before trotting over to Vietnam for a refreshing iced coffee sweetened with condensed milk, or a hot version made traditionally with a whole egg. Next, you’ll find a perfectly spice-balanced falafel, then head to India for a generously rolled dosa – similar to a crêpe with a Masala filling of richly spiced potatoes – followed by some unusual Indian sweets.
In between courses, which are sometimes more than one generous sized meal, your friendly guide will show you around local grocery stores and butchers selling intriguing produce that you won’t find at Woolies. The Udaya Indian Supermarket on Macquarie Street is like a spicy bazaar version of Costco. If you need to feed an army with authentic lentil curry or to experiment with new flavours, this is the place to shop for it. Plus, the tour company provides reusable shopping bags and insider tips on the best deals for your bulk shopping needs.
You’re sure to acquire additional expert knowledge as you go, as all the tour guides are locals who’ve recently migrated to the country or arrived in Australia as refugees. Working as a social enterprise and charity, Taste Culture Food Tours trains new community members as guides so they can share the history of the region while also sharing their cultures. It’s sure to make you thankful for Sydney’s multicultural influences.