10 mandatory meals for the first time


If you’re in Sydney for the first time, you’ll love it! It was voted as readers of the Telegraph one of the best cities in the world and took 4th place on the list of the best major cities of Conde Nast Traveler. Sydney is among the best for many reasons, and some of them include good food and picturesque places.

Sydney is not just about its famous Opera and Bondi Beach; it is also a place where you can find traditional and creative food choices. The multiculture located in the city gives birth to incessant varieties of food and you will enjoy it.

You can find many choices when you are in town; therefore, this shortlist is not enough to describe the diversity of the city for each type of taste buds. Below is just a simple overview of what Sydney has to offer in terms of a food adventure.

Here are the 10 most popular dishes in Sydney:

Strawberry watermelon cake

The world famous strawberry watermelon cake you can find in the treat Black Star, Newton, NSW. He is known for a reason. A beautifully made cake worthy of Instagram is delicious as it looks. The cake consists of two layers: almond dacquoise, watermelon, fragrant cream, strawberries, dried rose petals and pistachios. Perfect for dessert or tea with friends.

Avocado on toast

A nutritious breakfast, avocado on toast, gives you a boost for energy because it is rich in healthy fats. The avocado is crushed, sprinkled with sesame seeds, olive oil with poached eggs and cheese on top of toasted bread.

There is a lot of variety of avocado toast that you can find around Sydney. Visit Bowery Lane on O’Connell Street and try their broken avocado with beetroot hummus and silk feta or the Surry Hills Foundry for tomato avocado toast.

Lamington cake

Lamington Cake, considered a local delicacy, is a sponge cake soaked in chocolate sauce and covered with flaky coconut. Now you can find many twists of classic Lamingtons, such as jams, creams, salted caramels and dulce de leche.

Taste these flour and stone lamingtons located at 53 Riley Street, Woolloomooloo. You can also go to Tokyo Lamington and try their macadamia, plum and chocolate honey and lemon myrtle honey.


While burgers are something we are all familiar with, you can experience the unique flavors of Sydney burgers. From food trucks, snack bars or restaurants, there are many options to choose from. One of the popular joints is the Luca Burgers bar located in Darlinghurst, Parramatta.

Suppose you are in the area looking for Friendly restaurants, go to Betty Burgers and Concrete Co. Their burgers and fried chicken are favorites on the menu. A Japanese burger, Ume Burger on a Wulugul walk, is your wrong pleasure. Soft bun, wagyu, lettuce, cheese and sauce, a classic that is hard to forget.

Witchetty Grub

For an exotic option in Sydney, explore your tastes with this authentic homemade dish. Rich in protein, the wiggle has a nutty and robust taste when eaten raw. However, it can be fried if you want to get a crispier texture and crispier to eat. When cooked, it tastes like chicken. It is a good alternative to meat.

Australian shrimp

Australia is rich in fresh seafood, and this includes shrimp of various sizes. From king prawns to tiger prawns, you can enjoy rich flavors by mixing it with a variety of recipes. For those looking to taste Thai, Chin Chin 69 Commonwealth Street in Surry Hills is a good place to start. It’s hard to resist their shrimp with mixed cream.

Mr. Wong toast with shrimp and foie gras is a must here to try, along with shrimp smeared with garlic. If you want a night of luxury meals, visit Cirrus, a restaurant in Barangaroo. Fresh seafood is caught sustainably. Shrimp kings baked in butter or grilled lobster with black pepper and wakame should be on your list.


A very common fish in Australia, especially in Sydney, Barramundi is available at any restaurant across the country. Barramundi is rich in Omega 3 and grows easily in fish farms without the use of hormones. It does not have a strong smell, which is perfect in almost any recipe.

Taste Australian cuisine in Bennelong, where you will enjoy not only their delicious Barramundi dish, but also the ambiance and decor. If you’re looking for Asian flavor, visit Mekong Restaurant, Vietnamese cuisine, or Thai Pothong for Thai flavor. Both serve Barramundi dishes that you will appreciate.

Potato cake

The potato cake that is a favorite of the locals has a crispy outer layer without giving you such a heavy feeling. It is light on the stomach, and can be accompanied by other dishes such as fish, eggs and bacon. Potato cake is simple, but with its simplicity it captures the hearts of many. It is also known as potato caps. Taste the potato cake at Blue Rips Fish and Chips, Banana Seafood or Morgan’s Seafood Market.

Rock Oyster

The jewel of the Australian coast, the Sydney oyster, must be tried. It tastes different from the usual oysters; its deep and sweet taste, the copper feel is delicious when eaten raw or fried in batter. It combines best with wine or bacon as it complements the existing rich oyster flavor.

Get this Australian food attraction at Babylon, a Middle Eastern restaurant, or if you’re looking for a view, head to Catalina Rose Bay for a romantic experience. The Icebergs Dining and Bar in Bondi is the place you want to visit when you want a dining experience with the best views and services.

John Dory

John Dory is a species of fish often found in the port of Sydney. The firm flesh and slightly sweet taste of the fish make it a flexible dish to prepare – visit Franca Brasserie for a French fish turnaround or Nick’s Seafood and Restaurant. If you are looking for Italian food, Machiavelli can give you this quick John Dory dish. You can enjoy simple fish and chips at Rock Café.

Sydney is the capital of Australia for many reasons. It should be included on your bucket list, because in addition to a rich food experience, there are plenty of places to visit. Here are some places:


Sydney is blessed with beautiful beaches and coastlines. Although you are a big city, you can get fresh air if you escape to one of its beaches. Bondi Beach and Manly are among the most popular for their scenic views. South of Bondi Beach is the cult, most picturesque pool in the world, the Bondi Icebergs. Where can you find a lively city with beaches?


If you enjoy the greenery and trees, Sydney has its own National Park, where you can find Aboriginal art from thousands of years ago. There are also gardens like Lavender Bay, a secluded place to relax and unwind.


Sydney Harbor is one of the city’s attractions as you can see the popular Opera, visit Luna Park, the Harbor Bridge and the Taronga Zoo in the area. It is a popular waterway and a good place to enjoy all kinds of adventures. The harbor is an escape for all who love to enjoy nature or enjoy the landscape of their life.

Art galleries

For those looking for an artistic experience, visit the Wentworth Gallery or the Museum of Contemporary Art of Australia. If you want to check out Aboriginal art, embark on a journey to The Culture Trip. The NSW Gallery, a public gallery, is also worth a visit as it houses contemporary Australian, Asian and European art.

Bondi Markets

The Bondi Market, held every weekend near the beach, is an experience you would not want to miss. Taste the local lifestyle with a variety of food, fresh produce and homemade items. You can also find clothes that are cheaper than the mall prices.

Outdoor adventure

Sydney usually has nice weather all year round, making it a great place to enjoy outdoor adventures like snorkeling in Gordons Bay, climbing Harbor Bridge, kayaking on Shark Island and enjoying a seaplane tour.

Epic Fireworks

Did you know that Sydney has one of epic fireworks during the New Year celebration? But these fireworks don’t just happen during the New Year. See Darling Harbor for schedules of activities and events you can watch.

Sydney has a lot to offer in terms of food and adventure. It is one of the best places for a snack or an afternoon coffee break. It is a melting pot of cultures, which is a perfect place for gourmet adventurers. People in Sydney love their food, and the experience of meals and outdoor adventures is worth exploring because you won’t regret it.

Mira Adora is a wandering writer in New York City. She is preoccupied with sharing her travel adventures through her content.

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