An essential for any holiday is good food. A little research online is usually all it takes to pinpoint some decent places to eat, yet the research becomes even more important while looking for ‘veggo-friendly’ places, to avoid wandering around hungry looking at menus all day.
I know you are probably sick of reading about our Sydney adventure, but I just have to dedicate a whole post to food, and photos of course.
We ate at so many great places in Sydney, and my ‘to-eat’ list for breakfast places in Surrey Hills comprised about 10 cafes (a little excessive for 5 days I know).
I highly recommend all of the following:
How cute is two good eggs, I wish it was our local coffee shop/brekky place.
All had outstanding coffee (take note Brisbane) and fantastic breakfast choices (and fouratefive even has Adriano Zumbo pastries in the window).
Dinners were a different story, as I had very few on our ‘to-eat’ list and we mainly relied on recommendations from friends.
One little place that was a ‘must-eat’ was Yulli’s. You would literally walk straight past this place if you weren’t looking for it, and the sign is tiny, yet when we went on a Wednesday night it was packed out.
All of the food is vegetarian (though it is not marketed like a typical veggo place) and the beer list is phenomenal, and we sampled a number of different ones while making the difficult decision of what to eat, and savouring the first night of our holiday. To top it off the owner is super friendly and stopped for a chat, laughing to see us return a few days later.
The salt and pepper tofu came highly recommended and was delicious.
The salad that goes along with it was so crunchy and full of flavour, it took over as the stand out of the dish. We loved it so much that we ordered it again when we came back a second time (and I examined the salad closely to see if I can reproduce it at home).
We also went for the mini burrito plate that was perfect for sharing. By this stage I was filled up on beer, but Kris continued and ordered the Massaman curry pie, of course I did the typical girlfriend thing and stole some off his plate – and I was glad I did because it was SO good! I actually made a massaman curry tonight, and am so excited for the left overs in – you guessed it- a pie!
A bit of cheesecake and mulled wine topped the night off and we wandered home overflowing with excitement about the week to come. Sydney certainly exceeded our expectations food-wise, with other notable meals at:
Il Baretto – sensational Italian food, well worth it if you have to wait for a seat (and make sure you order dessert!)
Devonshire Thai – cheap and tasty, everything that Thai should be (plus the drinks are super cheap)
And don’t forget the Adriano Zumbo pastries (do I look excited? haha)
I’ll leave you with some touristy shots from Bondi on the most windy day ever.
Food photos and those of Kris: from my camera
Photos of me: taken by Kris