Ovest West Footscray

A very wet day on Saturday didn’t deter a group of intrepid women joining me for another Westie Women Food Ride with The Squeaky Wheel.

The series of food tours are all about encouraging women to ride their bikes, be confident on the roads and to explore their local streets and eateries through a different theme every month.

In the 1950s Footscray was a centre for Italian migrants and ‘Boun appetito by bike’  celebrated everything Italian in the inner west.

Ovest West Footscray

First stop was Ovest for warming hot chocolates and potato doughnuts with chocolate mousse. Ovest  were even kind enough to open up especially for us as they don’t usually trade during Saturday lunch times.

Ovest West Footscray

Second stop was Fox in the Corn for plates of steaming hot pasta. They even have bikes hung up as wall decoration so it’s the perfect stop for a bike tour! We made a mental note to return to sample their 300+ types of craft beer.

Fox in the Corn Footscray

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Last stop was T Cavallaro and Sons for an Italian (or technically Sicilian) sweet. Always a crowd favourite, their cannoli are the best in Melbourne.

T Cavallaro and Sons Footscray

The June rides are now open for bookings! If you’re a woman who lives, works or plays in Melbourne’s inner west join me for a 1.5 hour cycling tour of the best food in the area for only $15 (including tour and tastings).

Westie Women Food Rides are a Maribyrnong City Council Gender Equity Initiative.