One of the best parts about living in a place like Australia is you can eat something new, like every day! The wonderful diversity of cultures and cuisines here offers something for pretty much everyone’s appetite and there are halal options in pretty much every cuisine.
If you’re hungry for adventure, check out this list of spots to eat around the country and stop by for a feed ASAP.
Coburg is just one area in Melbourne where you can discover tasty foods from all around the world at its cafes, restaurants and grocery stores. Start your journey with a zaatar pizza or a kebab from a bakery or cafe and then make a stop for a decadent Italian chocolate cannoli. You won’t regret it!
If you’re after Indian cuisine in Sydney’s west, Harris Park has got the goods. There are dozens of venues here serving up the sweet, the savoury and everything in-between. With this many options, the only thing you have to worry about is how much you can fit in your stomach (and how busy it gets with local families on a Sunday).
Adelaide’s Chinatown was founded in the mid-1800s and has been a local destination for international cuisine ever since. Behind its beautiful traditional gates known as paifang, you’ll be treated to Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai, Malaysian and Indian food. Don’t leave without trying the Chinese shallot pancakes found here.
Word on the street is that Moorooka is a favourite with Brisbane foodies. This area truly has something for everyone with Ethiopian, Thai and Italian cuisine available all in one strip. You can fill up on veggie stews or curries and wash it all down with some Ethiopian coffee from a jebena. We’re not drooling, you are…
The bush capital may not spring to mind as a place with as much delicious, cheap, multicultural food as other cities but if you venture out from the centre of town and down to Mawson in the south, you’ll find some of the best Lebanese manoushe this side of Beirut. After breakfast make sure to do your week’s grocery shopping, we guarantee you can find the ingredients you need to cook any cuisine on this planet in Mawson.
Do not sleep on Tasmania! Launceston’s World Street Eats dishes up scrumptious street foods on the second Sunday of the month until April 2022. Meals found here include Korean pancakes, Italian gnocchi, Sri Lankan kottu, Filipino fried rice, Malaysian murtabak and Lebanese grill. Plus, live music provides the perfect soundtrack for snacking.
William Street has got it going on. Just five minutes walk from the centre of the city and you can eat your way around the world. In this area, cuisines range from Cambodian to Mexican and plenty more. There is also some excellent gelato.
From April until October, Darwin’s largest market takes up residence along the foreshore. Mindil Beach Sunset Market now features over 200 stalls, plus music and performances. You’d better come here hungry, because there’s plenty of food here like Greek, Vietnamese and Indonesian. The laksa is world (or at least country) famous!
We’re lucky there’s no shortage of places to sample diverse, delicious food in Australia. Whether you’re keen to hit up your favourites or head somewhere new, let this list inspire you to get out there and support local businesses and the families who run them.
Where do you like to eat? Let us know!