If you haven’t already gathered, excellent food is the heart of the Haberfield experience, and the area is a destination for Italian food, a legacy of the post-World War II influx of Italian migrants to the area. So the best way to get intimate with this suburb is to head on an Italian Gourmet Food Safari ($130). Host Maeve O’Meara has been bringing foodies into Haberfield for years, and through her local connections and expertise you’ll be armed with the knowledge of a local connoisseur, meeting local shop owners and sampling coffee, food and wine from local eateries and delicatessens. The tours generally run on the first Saturday of the month. If you’re tempted by the sweeter things, head to the Chocolate Artisan Shop (74 Ramsay St). Keep an eye out for the next dates for upcoming sessions of resident culinary artist Jessica Pedemont’s Chocolate Appreciation Tour where you can marvel at demonstrations and taste the best of gourmet chocolate. Of course, Haberfield has more than food to offer. Not far from Haberfield Village, the Bay Run is a scenic track where you can walk off all those pastries and pasta while taking in water and parkland views. Hawthorne Parade in Haberfield is a great place to leave your car and start your trek along this seven-kilometre track, which also runs along the waterfronts of Leichhardt and Rozelle. As it doesn't involve any hills, the Bay Run is popular with families, joggers, cyclists and anyone looking to spend some time outdoors. Richard Murden Reserve is a popular picnic spot among locals located in the Greenway, a green corridor stretching from Earlwood to Iron Cove. With children’s play areas and sporting courts, the reserve is easy to find close to the Marion and Hawthorne stops on the L1 light rail line.