Sydney for Foodies

December 20, 2012 by

Eating & Restaurants, Things To Do, Travel Tips

Sydney for foodies. Photo courtesy of avlxyz via Flickr.

Sydney for foodies. Photo courtesy of avlxyz via Flickr.

Sydney’s diverse food culture, ranging from trendy cafes to hatted restaurants, draws food lovers from around the world to partake in the local fare. Created from the combination of cultures that have migrated to Australia, Sydney for foodies includes options ranging from top Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Lebanese, Portuguese and of course, your modern Australian fare. Even American and Latin American food options have grown in Sydney┬áin recent years.

Sydney International Food Festival

Sydney celebrates food of all types during the month of October. The Crave Sydney International Food Festival features over 570 events including the famous Night Noodle Markets for locals and visitors to explore.

Exploring Food by Suburb

Just as in other large cities of the world, migrants of a certain region tend to gather in the same suburbs, ultimately creating a one-stop shop for your ethnic food needs and cravings. It is not uncommon for the people in my household to get a hankering for some Portuguese chicken and subsequently drive to Petersham to get our fill.

The following is a brief list of some of the suburbs and their food options:

  • Portuguese: Petersham
  • Italian: Leichhardt, Haberfield, Five Dock
  • Korean: Eastwood, Epping
  • Chinese: Ashfield
  • Lebanese: Bankstown
  • Thai: Newtown
  • Vietnamese: Marrickville, Canley Vale

Learn more about other Sydney neighborhoods in this handy at-a-glance guide.

Food Discovery Tours

Several Sydney private guides listed on Viator will be happy to provide your travel party with a food tour, but if you’re after a more tried and tested approach, you can choose from hardcore suburb-hopping bus tours, or a more relaxing experience much like the following:

-Brooke Schoenman

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