I promised you a separate food spots post for Oz and here it is.
I tried to figure out which way of presentation would work best, but I’m just winging it and doing it how I feel it seems right.
So, here we go.
There are 2 things I consider as typically hyped Australian food. One of them are açai bowls and one of them Avo Breads.
I can’t tell you how many different avo breads I ate (maybe I should count them 😀 ), but I for sure had some absolute highlights and some disappointments.
But I want to present you the best of the best I tasted.
COMBI – BYRON BAY
Hands down, the best smashed avo bread I EVER ate!
I’ve never had lemon dukkah before, but when I hear dukkah in general, my heart starts to melt.
Sadly, I was sick, but even through my sickness I could taste the flavours and can only imagine the intensity and balance when being able to enjoy 100% of the dish.
Besides avo bread, I also tried a dragon fruit bowl, as well as a salted caramel raw donut (AH-MAZING!).
Check out the snippet of my Instagram Food Guides for mouthwatering pictures.
DANDY LANE – HOBART, TASMANIA
I never would have thought I’d recommend a place in Tassie, but damn, the smashed avo here is so great, we actually both ordered the dish twice, when we went there for a second time.
Not that I have anything against Tasmania, but our experience there was a bit dull compared to the other places. You can read about it HERE.
What makes this special?
Feta Cheese and Pistachio Dukkah I would say. I looooove dukkah, I already mentioned that 😀
Also the bread is the best I’ve had in Oz, too. As a German I love my bread!
I told you what I think the two dishes Australia is known for are.
So, here I have, again, two awesome places to check them out!
MISS BLISS – BRISBANE
Ouh, yes! This açai bowl is very special if you ask me.
As a chocolate addict, I was so eager to try their miso salted caramel-chocolate crunch bowl. Excuse me if I don’t remember the name correctly. Sorry, but there are 2 and this is the chocolate one.
Besides the tasty caramel sauce I can just say that the granola is absolutely heavenly and açai base the perfect mixture between berrylicious and cocoaholic!
Here is my snippet:
BARE NAKED BOWLS – MANLY
I think they have additional locations in Sydney, but I was at the one in Manly, because I was craving an açai bowl so bad.
They have so many different bowls to choose from and I could hardly decide between 3 bowls. And in the end chose the Protein Bowl which definitely didn’t disappoint!
I loved how fruity it was and it had a very strong açai taste which often is missing in these bowls.
Just look how pretty it is:
Ok, let’s give you a dinner option in my food spots for Oz.
I still can’t believe this works, but these guys have showed me we can still have faith in humanity!
LENTIL AS ANYTHING – SYDNEY (ALSO MELBOURNE)
I think I read there are 4 of theses in Sydney and Melbourne.
What makes Lentil’s special is the fact, that it all works on a volunteer basis.
The waiters volunteer and the costumers can pay WHATEVER THEY WANT. The cooks though, are given, I think 10$ per hour for their services.
You can choose out of 4 TOTALLY VEGAN dishes and there’s also a beverage and a dessert available.
I personally chose the curry dish and also the lemon poppyseed cake and the chai tea drink.
I kid you not, this simple dish was by far the best savoury dish I had. And that just shows again, that vegan food is da bomb and people should really be more open-minded about it!
It’s not the prettiest, I know, but taste is more important than looks.
Ok, these were my absolute favourite 5 food spots in Oz.
Have you been at one of the places yet?
Do you know a better restaurant I haven’t been to, but need to go to?
Please, give me the juicy details!
Now, I’m saying goodbye until the next time I travel.
Oh, btw, the feature picture with the buckwheat pancakes is from Felix for Goodness in Brisbane 🙂