I love the Sunshine Coast and given the choice, would not choose to live anywhere else, but flicking through the 2012 Foodie’s Guide to Brisbane, I silently make a mental note that while I may never live in Brisbane, I must make an effort to spend a little more foodie adventuring time there.
The guide is essentially an insider’s guide to foodie Brisbane. It is a compilation of the freshest and the best foodie establishments, from cakes and pastries, delis, butchers, confectioners (I lingered in this section for quite some time), grocers, markets to even farm gates.
You are not going to find any sub-standards in this guide – space is reserved for the sort of places that you lose yourself in. I am sure if you are a true-to-heart foodie you know what I mean – so many goodies you want, so many goodies you feel you just have, but probably very few you actually need, until that point where you decide ‘hang it’, throw abandon to the wind and blow the weekly grocery budget and possibly even the rent on everything that your foodie heart desires and more.
I got particularly excited in the ‘World Food’ section of the guide – a definite few ‘must visits’ for me there and I especially liked reading the ‘chef’s favourites’.
This guide is a bit different to previous guides in that it includes a whole new Sunshine Coast section – awesome! While I was already aware of most of them, I was so happy to see them included – well deserved.
My notable favourites amongst them? Dakota Vale Farm – fabulous free range chicken, ducks and turkeys, Spanner Crabs Noosa – if you have never tried their spanner crabs, you are seriously missing out, Noosa River Smokehouse – smoked fish that is to DIE for, The Rolling Dolmade – their pickled Pimentos de Padron are one of my greatest weaknesses. Then there is The Silva Spoon Tea and Coffee Emporium – the Japanese Cherry green tea is da bomb, and Le Bon Delice French Patisserie – their little sweet treats are impossible to say no to and I have had many a meeting there on account of them…
While there are possibly a few that I could add to the list, it is a great starting point, and the 2012 Foodies Guide to Brisbane is a definite must have for any foodies, die hard or otherwise.
Now, I must go. I have things to do; I need to map a route for my next visit to Brisbane, as I am clearly missing out and as far as I am concerned you could never have too much of a good thing. My guide will be dog eared and ragged in no time.
The guides are available at all good local books stores, but if you have trouble locating one, you can purchase them online as well…
Click here to purchase 2012 The Foodies Guide to Brisbane online