Are you an avid traveler? And are you perhaps someone with a delicate palate who likes to also taste their destinations? Then you’ve come to the right place as we are about to take you on a journey through the vast continent of Australia and some of its magnificent food stops you won’t want to miss out on.
As a tourist destination, Australia is popular for its spectacular beaches, amazing national parks, buzzing cities and rich culture, but rest assured that Aussies know how to prepare food too. And with healthy eating becoming a more and more prominent trend each year, you will find healthy eateries on every corner of the continent. Here are a few places you should note down for your future adventures.
Being Tasmania’s capital and largest city, Hobart has a wide and varied selection of delicious places any foodie will be happy to explore. With a history that dates back 200 years, the city will charm you with its rich history and old warehouses – many of which hide excellent restaurants today. If you’re on the go while exploring the streets and want to grab a bite of a fresh and delicious salad or a sandwich and a vitamin-filled juice, you can drop by Liv-Eat. They have everything you might need for getting enough energy for a day filled with walking around and having fun.
When you get hungry in the afternoon, you can choose from many charming restaurants like Veg Bar, Franklin, or Blue Eye if you want to dine close to the waterfront. On the other hand, if you want to whip up something yourself during your stay, make sure you get your fresh, local ingredients straight from the famous Salamanca market or the Farm Gate market, and you will have a meal that truly tastes like Hobart.
If you’d rather spend your vacation nestled in the heart of the best city in the world, prepare yourself because you will be spoilt for choice. Sydney is huge, and a lifetime would not be enough to taste everything it has to offer, so you have to do your homework (and your reservations) well in advance for the best experience. If you’re hitting the streets of the artsy Newtown and are hungry for some fresh seafood, try, for example, Toro that has a wide sushi selection or Hartsyard that serves everything you can imagine.
Even if you’re planning to spend your days doing water activities and sunbathing on one of Sydney’s best beaches, for instance, Bondi, healthy and delicious food will be at arm’s length. Porch and Parlour have mouth-watering brunch menus to load up before hitting the waves, but you can also indulge at the end of the day by trying some of their cocktails.
Those staying in Sydney for a longer time might consider taking a short trip to the nearby Hunter Valley – it’s only two hours from the noise of this metropolis but it offers a completely different experience. The serene surroundings provide the best kind of environment for true relaxation, but you can be sure your palate will not get bored.
This region that is famous for its local fresh produce also boasts a two-month long food and wine festival, but you can also explore numerous wineries, go on cheese tastings or even try the best artisan chocolate you can imagine. Between the meals and tastings, you will have a chance to enjoy hot air ballooning or attend a concert or two. So, find Hunter Valley accommodation and spend a few days in one of Australia’s best wine regions!
Bridestowe Lavender Farm
Taking a turn back to the outstanding island of Tasmania, if you’re looking for a romantic getaway infused with unique tastes, visit the Bridestowe Lavender Farm north of Launceston. During spring and summer seasons, this 260-acre land becomes like something out of a fairytale with lavender blooming as far as the eye can see. And if you didn’t know, lavender is not only used in perfumes. It also has culinary uses, about which you can learn while walking across the fragrant fields.
The estate has a charming cafe where you can enjoy both a delicious meal and different lavender inspired sweets – including the ever-popular lavender ice cream. But that’s not all, you can also have pancakes, muffins, and even lavender tea. You will find the taste very interesting!
Australia certainly has too many things to offer to put everything on a single list, but if nothing else, at least you got an idea of what kind of delicious things await foodie travelers on their journey in the Land Down Under. Today there are healthy, organic and vegan options at most places, so you don’t have to worry about your diet while traveling. All you have left to do is choose the places that interest you most and plan your itinerary! Bon appétit!
Guest post by Nina Simons
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