Sydney’s suburbs span for miles, er… kilometers, in each direction north, south, and west. Some suburbs lie next to the beach, some in the city sphere and others out in the country — and many of them have a unique food flair.
You can easily take a food safari around the Sydney suburbs jumping from dishes of Italian pizza and cannoli desserts to Portuguese chicken in just a matter of minutes.
Craving Malaysian, Korean, or Japanese instead? Not a problem.
These are five of the hundreds of Sydney suburbs with particularly good eats:
Pyrmont: Pyrmont is a harbour suburb in Sydney, and the one that houses the Sydney Fish Market. Seafood lovers arriving on flights to Sydney can easily pop over to Pyrmont to grab a bit of the fresh, fresh fish and seafood delights on offer by dozens of restaurants and vendors at the market.
Leichhardt: Leichhardt is known as Little Italy, so you can head over to Norton Street, the main strip lined with Italian shops, cafes and restaurants, for a plate of gnocchi or slice of pizza. If Leichhardt doesn’t cut it, the nearby suburbs of Haberfield and Five Dock are local Italian faves that some suggest are encroaching on Leichhardt’s fame.
Petersham: Petersham is affectionately known as Little Portugal given the influx of Portuguese Sydneysiders calling it home. Petersham is my go-to suburb for all Portuguese food, especially Portuguese chicken and those oh-so-delicious Portuguese tarts I can’t eat only one of!
Auburn: Auburn lies in Sydney’s Inner West and would, for the sake of this article, be termed as Little Turkey. While also housing plenty of Asian restaurants, some of the best Turkish in Sydney calls Auburn home. You can head over to purchase some authentic Turkish delights or have pide and kebabs in true Turkish fashion.
Eastwood: There are some Sydney suburbs where, when visiting, I sometimes forget that I am still in Australia. Eastwood is one of those suburbs. Eastwood streets are lined with characters, signs and letters of Korean restaurants and shops, topped with a strong Korean population, which makes it a spectacular place to visit for anyone craving Korean barbecue.
So which Sydney suburb do you think you’ll be heading to for dinner tonight? I know I’m hungry just after writing this!