Looking for the newest foodie destinations across this fine city of ours? Grab your forks and grab your maps, we’re off on an adventure. Be at the top of your foodie game with our picks of the delectable bunch. From suburban adventures to inner city winners, ensure you try these destinations before the crowds flock. Tuck in Sydneysiders.
#1 Canterbury Bakehouse, Belmore
Ever wanted to sit in a rustic décor glasshouse? Yeah, I bet you didn’t even know that combination could be mastered. Well Canterbury Bakehouse has just made its first few weeks of opening a treat for all foodies. With a large wrapround glass cabinet displaying all the fresh culinary desserts baked onsite and the whistle of a wrought iron designed coffee machine, this hidden haven is a part of the Canterbury Leagues Club newest venture.Whether it’s all day breakfast or a croughnut stuffed milkshake, the team have you sorted. And if you’re thinking I want to attempt to stick to my clean living plan then don’t worry – the salad choices are extraordinary, almond milk runs abundantly and body cleanse juices are served pronto. In such a light spacious dinning area this café offers everything to satisfy the heart of any foodie fanatic. A great space for lunch or a quick afternoon tea for two or ten. A solid stop for ‘grammable eats, tucked away in the west.
#2 Duck In Duck Out, Surry Hills
Number two is a pop up eatery we just cannot refuse. Nestled in Sydney’s foodie hub is Duck In Duck Out. A venture by celebrity chef Manu Feidel, the most exciting aspect of this foodie experience is picking from a menu that is completely dedicated to duck. Who knew a niche like this could be so expansive. Duck in Duck Out has taken the contemporary foodie phenomenon of street food style eating and flipped it on its head serving up classic French cooking with an Asian twist. You’ll see confit burgers piled high with crunchy slaws and house made sauces, hearty duck sausages, unreal duck bao buns and duck fat chips which are truly to die for. You can eat in or take your duck on the run, either way if you’re up for a foodie adventure this place is not to be missed.
#3 Johnny Fontane’s, Darlinghurst
If you enjoy your pizza to cheese ratio on the oozy side, this place is sure to win you over. Serving up Chicago style deep dish, delightful cocktails and a pop culture reference you’d be a fool not to pick up on. Come on guys, the Godfather? Mafia associations aside this new Darlinghurst stop is perfect for a mid bar hopping adventure to refuel both with a cheesy bite and whisky whirled in just the right direction. Think Italian-American charm in every corner, from the waft of pizza upon entry all the way up to the cozy rooftop bar upstairs. Get slicing.
#4 Momokko Japanese, Belrose
Re-opening in late March the newly refurbished Glenrose Shopping Centre has seen the introduction of a new foodie destination with a strip of restaurants and cafes waiting to be explored. The winner of the bunch is definitely the traditional Japanese restaurant Momokko. With simple bamboo-inspired seating arrangements both inside and along the alfresco eatery space at the front of the restaurant, this easy walk-in restaurant takes Japanese cuisine to the next level. All mains are served with a hearty miso soup, a small bowl of sticky rice and fresh green salad. Wholesome sushi share plates are on offer and BYO is welcome. Open for lunch and dinner this modest Japanese restaurant is cost effective but definitely does not compromise on quality. We recommend the volcano rolls for entree and the miso-sauce salmon for main. Win win! Grab a bottle and purse your chopsticks at the ready.
#5 Saga, Enmore
Having only opened their doors in March, Saga already have a cult following of baked good loving regulars. A neighbourhood nook that offers up a delightful brew while whisking you away to a French patisserie upon gazing at their cabinet of goodies. Those with a sweet tooth should enter at their own risk, you’re likely to go full postal in this establishment. Their sandwiches go down a real treat too, just make sure you’re not relying on them for a late lunch – they sell out quick smart. A new weekend hotspot or your new local? Inner westies rejoice.
Image source: Sydney Scoop, Canterbury Bakehouse, TripAdvisor, Broadsheet, The Unbearable Lightness of Being Hungry.