Hello Everyone. Sorry I didn’t get a favourite five link post up for last week. I was super busy and I didn’t actually have that much time to read articles/listen to podcasts. Moving countries has you pretty busy…
We are one week away from moving home (with a little four day stopover in between). I literally cannot believe it. I am so incredibly excited, yet also sad to leave such a wonderful country and lovely people.
With our time in Australia coming to a close, I have been reflecting on my two and a half years living on the other side of the planet to my home. It has been a wonderful time. We have made so many good friendships, seen some awesome things and managed to visit some incredible places we would never have been able to had we not gone on this adventure. We are seriously blessed to have had this opportunity. The last 2.5 years have had some very hard challenges too, but that is life isn’t it. A glorious mix of the wonderful and the not so wonderful.
One of the best things about Australia, in my opinion, is the food. Australians sure know how to do food. I think they have the best quality of brunch and cafes in ze world. BIG CLAIM, I know. But for anyone who has lived in Sydney, or other places, will know how good brunch is. Not only do many of the cafes have innovative ideas, friendly staff and cool interiors, you can go to any bog standard cafe and have a delicious brunch. I will sure miss the cafes here big time.
I have spent so much of my life, before recovering from all disordered eating, being afraid of food in some way or having a negative relationship with it. Now I am in a place of having a peaceful and healthy relationship with food, as well as working to help others make peace with food, I would like to create a space where we can all fall back in love with food and have a peaceful and happy relationship to it.
So with that said, and in honour of the delicious food I have been lucky enough to eat in Australia, I thought I would do a little round up of delicious eats I have had in my time here. To celebrate the fact that Australians do food so well, but that food is something that is a wonderful gift for us to nourish our bodies with and also to enjoy.
There are so many amazing places I have eaten at, but this post would be 100 pages long if I shared it all. And this is not alllll of the best places I have eaten at or all the best things I have eaten, as I don’t take photos of everything I eat!! It is just a little selection that I thought I would share of the ones I have taken photos of that maybe you might want to try if you ever visit 🙂
Here are a few of the awesome eats I have had in Australia:
Golden Lotus Vietnamese Restaurant in Newtown. BEST FOOD EVER. Oh my god, their satay tofu and mixed combo laksa is to die for.
Best pizza in Australia from Mad Pizza E Bar. I know that is a big claim, but seriously, the pizza from this place is so freaking good. And you have to try the caramelised garlic bread number, it is incredibly good.
This French Toast from Hearts and Soul Cafe in Cronulla was dripping in maple syrup which is just the best way ever.
The above iced coffee with ice cream, the brownie ice cream sundae, the donut and ice cream and the giant pack of ice cream all from Gelato Blue. Best Gelato bar in Newtown by a miiiile.
Now, Gelato Blue was my favourite gelato in Sydney until I tried this lady boy from RivaReno Gelato in Barangeroo. Orgasmic is the only word to describe this gelato. Do you think I enjoy my food!? Lol.
Bread and Circus in Alexandria is always rammed for a reason. DELICIOUS, fresh and tasty food.
I don’t have a link to this, but it was a delicious dahl dosa from a food truck in Katoomba (Blue Mountains) that I had when we went to a festival there.
Me and JL stumbled across this place, Zambrero, when looking for some pre pub quiz dinner. Burritos are filled to the brim here with tasty ingredients, highly recommend.
This was a brunch from a cafe in Berowra that I can’t remember the name of. It was near the station on the corner and we went there after an epic hike from a camping ground we had camped at. The bread was so buttery, the eggs cooked to perfection and the halloumi and avocado complemented it just perfectly. Oh my god this was such a good brunch.
I can’t leave out our favourite cafe in Sydney, Cornersmith. Unique dishes and local food but not snobby in the slightest which you can find with other cafes who do the whole local, good quality food thaaaang. Literally just good and honest food served by lovely down to earth people. Seriously tasty food combos. And their PICKLES, omgeezle, THE BEST EVER. Seriously, go there.
I have only been to this cafe once, but I just loved the pancake I had. It was big and fluffy and dripping in maple syrup which I JUST LOVE.
This little bad boy was a wagon wheel done by the guys over at Pana Chocolate. So good.
If you are ever in the CBD in Sydney and you want a smoothie, you have to have to have to go and get this one from Zeitgeist. It is the peanut butter commando Ed number and it is so dreamy, creamy and peanut buttery. TRY IT.
Veggie bar in Melbourne has the most wonderful veggie food ever. I am not technically veggie (Oh hay no food label life) but I love veggie food. This was a tempeh stir fry with a creamy tahini sauce. It was incred.
Chin chin in Melbourne was delish. This veggie curry was like liquid gold.
This was definitely my favourite cafe in Melbourne, Little Big Sugar Salt. The people were lovely, the food was amazing and the vibe was fun 🙂 . This was a pancake number with caramelised fruit and coconut whip.
Folk in Byron Bay was amazing. The food was so so so so good, the people were lovely and the relaxing vibe was perfect for a peaceful break in Byron Bay. This was a veggie stuffed burrito with such great flavours.
Our favourite restaurant in Byron Bay by a mile is Roadhouse. They do the whole local thing, have incredible food, lovely staff and great drinks selection. HIGHLY recommend. This was a beef rendang and it, HIT.THE.SPOT. GO HERE.
So as you can see… I have been incredibly blessed with the opportunity to not only live on the other side of the world for a while, but to eat some absolutely delicious food.
Making peace with food is so freeing and just so incredibly worth it. Being able to enjoy food again, celebrate food and nourish your body and your soul is a fabulous thing. I have faith that you can get there if you are not in this space yet. And I hope by seeing these wonderful places to eat, it inspires you to work hard to have peace with food, so that you can enjoy awesome food with your loved ones and live a life free and happy 🙂
If you have been to Australia, what was your favourite place that you ate at? If you haven’t been to Australia, what is the best thing you have eaten so far this week?