Sydney is becoming world famous for its food; people here take every opportunity to celebrate and enjoy the finest cuisine. Whether you’re interested in cultural foods, fine dining, finger foods or snacks, Sydney has it all, and the easiest way to check out as much of it as possible is to hit up one of the many food festivals. The following is a short guide to some of Sydney’s best food festivals.
Crave Sydney International Food Fest
This fabulous month-long food festival consists of the Night Noodle Markets, a growers market, Breakfast on Bondi and a ‘Shoot the Chef’ competition. Here you will enjoy some world-class and extremely varied food options. You can also take cooking classes, do a food tour, or take part in progressive dinners and kids events. This awesome festival does a fantastic job of showcasing food in one of the world’s most accomplished food cities.
The Good Food and Wine Show
The Good Food and Wine Show is a cross-country event involving food festivals taking place in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane. It showcases food and talents in each city and their surrounding regions, and will consist of chef demonstrations, competitions, food and wine tasting and much more. For an easy way to check out the highlights of food and wine in the Sydney area, this is the show to be at.
The Taste of Sydney
Taking place in March in Centennial Park, the Taste of Sydney is a definite highlight. Sydney’s leading restaurants and their chefs create a series of divine dishes in an annual opportunity for chefs to cut loose and get creative, so you don’t want to miss what they come up with. This event is as popular with those in the industry as with the general public; the event is widely respected and known for setting some extremely high standards.
The Kings Cross Food and Wine Festival
Located on the edge of some of Sydney’s most exclusive communities, Kings Cross is no stranger to high-end dining, with this festival a fantastic indication of the degree of style and talent in the area. A lively area on a quiet day, Kings Cross is positively bustling during this great festival, and you’ll find the food and wine among the best you’ve had.
The Marrickville Festival
One of Sydney’s more diverse areas, Marrickville puts on quite a show with its annual festival, which always includes an impressive array of cultural dishes and various food items. While not exclusively a food festival, it is an easy way to try out a host of new delicious foods, making it a firm date on every Sydney foodie’s calendar.
Even without its festivals, Sydney always has a huge range of options when it comes to eating; if you like good food, Sydney’s food festivals really are something else. It seems like just about every culture on earth is represented somewhere in the food festivals of Sydney, so get out there and try something new. Many Sydney hotels and other short-term accommodation places offer deals during festival time, so do some research and you might find a good package deal that includes tickets to the event.