50 Meals You Should Have Eaten if You Live in Brisbane

Are you a food snob or a gastro rookie? More Master Chef or MKR? Do you go for the same old take away everytime you eat out, or love to try something new? 

Regardless of your foodie habits, there’s no denying Brisbane is a culinary boomtown, and, boy, is there a lot to eat! Sometimes it can feel like you’ve just put down your knife and fork and there’s yet another delectable delight just waiting to be demolished. But we’re willing to bet you haven’t tried it all.

Over the years, we’ve witnessed the rise of the cronut gonut, the salted caramel craze of 2013, pork belly’s saturation point, Brisbane’s enduring love affair with all things breakfast, and more share plates than you can poke a stick at. But some meals are so good, so gosh darn delicious, they go beyond ‘trendy’ and have earned a place in our hearts — and on our plates — for good.  

To test your eating prowess, we’ve compiled a list of the 50 things you should have eaten by now if you live in Brisbane. These are the meals we go back for, the meals we book weeks in advance, the meals we write home about. (May they never change their menus.)

So, how much of Brisbane have you eaten? Take our quiz below to find out if you're a foodie supa star, or a stuck in a food rut. Simply tick off the dishes you’ve tried, fill in your email address, and we’ll deliver your foodie ranking straight to your inbox. Stuck for things to do in Brisbane? Want to try eating your way through our list? You're going to love this...

Things to do in Brisbane

Note: The deliciousness below is in no particular order, and by no means an exhaustive list. Have we missed your favourite meal in Brisbane? Let us know in the comments below!

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Posted by Dave Owen at 11:22AM on 7th June 2014

Is it just me or has the list disappeared?

Posted by Jessica.dillon at 10:28PM on 5th June 2014

This list is amazing... But not as amazing as the haloumi taco at Cross Town Eating House at Woolloongabba. It should be sitting around 1st place :)

Posted by Lee Marshall at 08:17PM on 1st June 2014

Quan Thanh's BBQ Pork Wonton Noodle Soup - I'm addicted!

Posted by amanda-bratton at 08:18AM on 30th May 2014

I really need to get out more and try this mouthwatering menu! Thanks for the foodiespiration! :)

Posted by Lisa Liu at 07:26PM on 27th May 2014

Someone needs to bring your list makers to Sunnybank - you guys are missing out!

Posted by patricia jones at 06:06PM on 27th May 2014

Only 1 for me.. if I win that will change. Definitely some amazing sounding dishes worth trying!

Posted by Kerry Collins at 04:15PM on 27th May 2014

Gun Shop Potato and Feta Hash Cakes

Posted by i.mike.fisher88 at 12:25PM on 27th May 2014

50 Meals You Should Have Eaten if You Live in Brisbane*

*if you're rich

Posted by Sophia McMeekin at 11:12AM on 28th May 2014

i.Mike, have we got a list for you!


Posted by e.coghlan at 11:34AM on 27th May 2014

Gusto Da Gianni, Portside Hamilton: Zucchini Flowers