Avid travelling is not just the realm of hippies and hitch-hikers. Many foodies enjoy nothing more than letting their taste buds lead them on a culinary tour. Brisbane is full to the brim with food markets and restaurants that any self-respecting foodie would love to sample. Below is a guide to some of Brisbane’s must-tastes.
Caxton St Seafood and Wine Festival
The Caxton St Seafood and Wine Festival offers a great, casual atmosphere in which to sample and enjoy top notch food. Stalls line the bustling street and offer everything from a Calypso Barramundi Burrito to Cartel Pies to a Velvet Cigar Calamari Souvlaki. Wine is, of course, not forgotten and you can enjoy a crisp glass or two of white whilst you wander. The festival atmosphere is added to by live music performed by bands and acts from across Australia. The festival usually attracts around 15,000 people so be sure to wear comfy shoes and be prepared for a bit of hustle and bustle.
Testament to the fact that Brisbane is a food hot spot is the creation of Food Tour T. Food Tour T entails climbing aboard a small van and being taken on a guided tour of the best foodie spots Brisbane has to offer. There are five different tours to choose from, including the ‘gourmet garden’ and ‘produce to platter’ tours. If you’d like to feast with a group of friends then the company also does private charters.
Brisbane Farmer’s Market
Farmer’s markets are just perfect for foodies who wake up early and feel like grazing. The Brisbane Farmer’s Market showcases high quality, local produce and, moreover, meandering around its stalls is a lovely way to spend a lazy morning. If you’re up for a spot of learning then there are usually food demonstrations and visiting chefs to take a peek at.
James St Market
If you’re a foodie who’s also blessed with being a dab hand in the kitchen then the James St Market is a great place to go and stock up the kitchen. Apart from the usual food market array of breads, fresh fish and meat, fruit and vegetables, you’ll also find exclusive deli lines, flowers and kitchen wares.
If you’re a foodie who’s dating Australia provides the perfect backdrop with its multitude of romantic wineries, rooftop restaurants and seaside spots. When it comes to online dating Brisbane is taking off and those struggling to find romantic date spots need not despair. For foodies who are looking to share their passion for the plate with someone then Brisbane is just the place.
Garuva is a cosy Asian fusion restaurant that provides the fun twist of being seated on cushions (you can elect to sit at a table if you so wish). It’s been nominated as one of Brisbane’s most romantic restaurants but, importantly, it’s also well known for its delicious dishes.
If you like to dine with a view then check-out Mount Coot-tha’s Summit Restaurant. With a backdrop of the city lights, it’s perfect for a romantic dinner.