The Most Iconic Aussie Foods We Would Be Lost Without

Today marks one of the most important days of the year, World Food Day. The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN founded this significant day in 1945. Now more than 70 years later, we use the day to celebrate the fantastic food and produce we are privileged to access. In Australia we are lucky enough to consume some of the freshest and most delicious foods in the world that is truly uniquely ours. So we have listed for you below the best of the best. Eat up!

Smashed Avo On Toast

This investment is costing us our opportunity to buy a house, but boy is it worth it. Probably the most iconic of the café foods, avo on toast is delicious and nutritious. Want to pick up the best of the lot? Head to Pedro Espresso in Melbs for their avo smash with hazelnut dukkah and feta on sourdough.

Golden Gaytime

This iconic ice cream has been around since the late 50s, and now we can’t live without it. As the warm weather creeps in, so does the Golden Gaytime into our mouths. A centre of vanilla ice cream, wrapped in toffee ice cream, dipped in chocolate and speckled with biscuit crumbs, it doesn’t get any better (or any more Australian). If you prefer your Gaytime in liquid form, head to Rocksalt Tapas & Wine Bar in Sydney, for a Golden Gaytime cocktail to die for.

Tim Tams

What a legendary biscuit this one is. How can you go wrong mixing chocolate shortbread with a filling of chocolate cream, dipped in chocolate. The Tim Tam is inconic, and I haven’t come across a single person that doesn’t love them. Even better, you can buy them in almost any supermarket and incorporate them in your very own dessert recipes.


Nothing taste more summery than a ripe mango. When the season comes and you see crates of this tropical fruit, they evoke visions of sunny, beachy days. Want to experience the best mangos around? Head to the Sunshine State. Longtime in Brissy, offers up a mango salad of the savoury kind, it will blow your mind.


Named after the ballerina Anna Pavlova, the pav has become a staple dessert in all Aussie households. Now you might be chiming in at this point, saying that it’s actually a New Zealand creation (at which this point I shun you), but you can’t deny it’s significance in Australia. Jean Pierre Sancho is an award winning bakery in Perth and serves up one of the most delectable pavlovas around.


A notable mention. Whether you love it or hate it, the spread has a small space in everyones pantry. Whether it’s licked clean or been in there for at least four years. Vegemite will always truly be ours.

Image Sources: The Urban List, Visit Brisbane, Triple M, GQ.

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