FUN FACT It is a 27- minute drive from Joondalup to the Brass Monkey’s in Northbridge our meeting point

FUN FACT And is a distance of 32.4 K from Joondalup to Northbridge

FUN FACT I am going to be going on a food tour in Northbridge this Saturday the 7th November.

FUN FACT I am extremely nervous!!


Lively Northbridge is popular for Perth Cultural Centre, with its cluster of modern art galleries. Hip boutiques and Asian eateries line William Street, where stylish cocktail lounges, upscale clubs and casual backpacker bars fill up through the evening. Built in the 19th century, Russell Square has parkland sculptures and a bandstand, plus eclectic performing arts at the summer Fringe World Festival.

Northbridge During the Day
Northbridge at Night

Following on from my walking trail from last week, I am attempting to head out into the wider community of Perth and so this weekend I’ve booked myself onto a food walking tour.

I am determined to head out and socialise more and get out and away from the four walls that are currently within my peripheral vision.

So, I went online and came across Food Loose Tours and read on….


At Food Loose we like to have a good time, but we definitely take our food very seriously. Great food and drink isn’t just a job for us, it’s an obsession. That’s why we’re committed to providing the absolute best eating experiences and local knowledge around – anything less and we wouldn’t be able to look at ourselves in the mirror each day.

Photo by Elevate on Unsplash

When we’re not busy running tours chances are we’ll be spending our free time eating and drinking our way all over the city, forever on the hunt for the latest hot spot or next hidden treasure. This is why we refer to the people that run our tours as “Foodie Experts” rather than tour guides. In fact, we’re so committed to making sure that they’re constantly out and about searching for new and interesting taste sensations that we give them a weekly food exploration allowance. Feel free to ask questions and pick their brains while your on a tour with them, who knows what interesting tidbits you’ll pick up?

As born and bred Perth locals we’re intensely proud of our hometown and the fact that it now has a truly world class food and beverage scene. We just love showing to off to people! That’s why we only work with local, independently owned venues and vendors that are unique to Perth (we’ll never take you to a chain, franchise or anything owned by a big, evil corporation). Helping the city to develop by supporting great local venues has and always will be a very important part of what we do.



From authentic Asian cuisine to natural wine, delicious Italian baked goods, quality coffee and loads more in-between, this tour is an amazing mixture of new, exciting venues and established local icons that are not to be missed!

After reading the above description I couldn’t resist and went ahead and booked!

They advise that you have $20 in cash as the tour doesn’t provide food, you pay for food as your guided around, it’s a pay as you go method that they implement.

More details can be found here

You can access their website here

This is going to be a big deal for me as it’s on a Saturday and I’m sure that they’ll be a lot of people around the Northbridge area at the time of the tour.

The main issue with shopping in the CBD on a Saturday for me is that it feels as if from every angle every part of my senses is being attacked it’s a bit like I am being intentionally slaughtered.

But I know that I cannot allow this to dictate how I spend my weekends. I know I have the tools and strategies to be able to cope if I am triggered by anything or anyone. I also am aware that I have my support worker with me and that they know what to do if I find myself about to have a meltdown for whatever reason.

I’m very excited to go and explore what foods are on offer throughout Northbridge and I have been informed by my family that I need to bring some food back for that nights dinner! (I’ll try my best with this!)


Have you been on a food tour before?

How did it go?

Let me know about your experiences in the comments section below

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Thank you for reading and I will see you next time for more thoughts from across the spectrum.


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