50 Meals You Should Have Eaten If You Live In Melbourne

By Jessica Hackett
14th May 2014

Oh Melbourne, you delicious, delectable, delightful devourer's dream. How you astound and flabbergast us with your culinary exploits – day in, day out!

Here at The Urban List, we're proud to call ourselves Melburnians / Melburnites / Melbournians, so we've come up with a (far from exhaustive) list of the 50 meals you categorically should absolutely have eaten by now if you call this city home.

So are you neglectful of your tastebuds, or a #foodsnob with the finest of palates? 

N.B. The below are in no particular order. Picking a favourite would be harder than choosing a favourite child!!

1. 400 Gradi: Margherita pizza: san marzano tomato, mozzarella di bufala, basil

2. Las Chicas: Breakfast burrito

3. Simply Spanish: Market day paella

4. Cutler & Co: Dry aged 1.1kg Angus rib-eye

5. The Exchange Port Melbourne: Chicken parma with ham, napoli, two cheeses, fat chips & salad

6. Three Bags Full: Smashed avo on toast with feta, cherry tomatoes, radish & black sesame

7. I Love Pho 264: Tai (rare sliced beef) pho

8. The Merrywell: The Merrywell Burger

9. Supernormal: Peanut butter parfait, salted caramel & soft chocolate

10. Charlie Dumpling: Milk chocolate, chili sugar & raspberry sorbet dumplings

11. Brooks of Melbourne: Nic’s souvenir of Laguiole

12. Cicciolina: Soufflé of blue swimmer crab meat, shallot & lemon thyme served on a chive veloûté

13. City Wine Shop: Chicken schnitzel with Italian coleslaw

14. Cumulus Inc: Whole slow roast lamb shoulder to share

15. Laksa King: Combination curry laksa

16. Vlado's: Wagyu beef

17. Pellegrini's Espresso Bar: Spaghetti Bolognese

18. The Napier: The Bogan Burger: steak, chicken schnitzel, potato cake, bacon & all the trimmings

19. The Taco Truck: Fish tacos

20. Claypots: Whole chili crab

21. Hellenic Republic: Tyri Saganaki: Fried Kefalograviera cheese with peppered figs

22. Feast of Merit: 12-hour slow cooked lamb joint, harissa

23. DOC Pizza: White chocolate pizza

24. Donovans: Bombe Alaska

25. France-Soir: Creme brûlée

26. Builders Arms Hotel: Fish pie, smoked trout, prawns, rockling, sorrel

27. Chin Chin: Palm sugar ice cream sundae

28. Burch & Purchese: Exploding raspberry milk chocolate cake

29. Cafe Di Stasio: Tiramisu

30. Milk The Cow: Grundlegend (‘the ultimate’) cheese fondue

31. Izakaya Den: Spicy tuna tataki, garlic soy

32. HuTong Dumpling Bar: Wontons with hot chili sauce

33. Attica: 8 course tasting menu

34. LBSS: Acai bowl, pistachio & dried berry granola, poached pear, coconut berry yoghurt & cacao

35. Rockwell & Sons: Fried chicken (Wednesday nights)

36. Stalactites: Mixed souvlaki: combination of marinated lamb & chicken from the spit, in pita

37. Flower Drum: Peking duck

38. EARL Canteen: Pork belly baguette: pork belly, apple, cabbage & fennel coleslaw, silverbeet

39. Mr Nice Guy's Bake Shop: Red velvet cupcake

40. Movida: Air-dried Wagyu with poached organic egg & truffle foam

41. The Falafel Cart (Prahran Market): Mixed falafel plate

42. Axil Coffee Roasters: Spicy baked eggs

43. San Telmo: O’Conner premium pasture fed beef short ribs

44. Vegie Bar: Vegan Mexican burrito

45. Koy Restaurant: Gozleme with Turkish spiced minced meat, mushroom, onion, capsicum, feta

46. St Ali: 'My Mexican Cousin' aka corn fritters

47. Hanoi Hannah: Yellowfin tuna & wasabi mayo rice paper rolls

48. Top Paddock: Oat porridge with strawberry & rhubarb compote, violet sugar & pistachios

49. Pope Joan: The Cornish Sandwich: roasted chook, stuffing, jalapeño

50. Mamasita: Street-style chargrilled corn with cheese, chipotle mayonnaise & lime


Image credit: Fit Girl's Diary.

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