Food & Drink

Where To Find Melbourne’s Undiscovered Foodie Destination

By Sophie Oddo
17th Apr 2019

A mere 20km from Melbourne will take you into the undiscovered foodie haven of Hume City. With everything from authentic Vietnamese to top-notch steaks and epic breakfast spreads, there’s a feed to suit everyone’s taste buds.

For A Breakfast Of Champions

If like any normal human, you love a good breakfast, venture on over to The Spotted Owl in Sunbury. Known for their award-winning breakfast, this quaint little nook showcases local wine, beer and coffee.

Their menu is ever-changing with the seasons, using only quality, fresh and free-range ingredients. Our personal favourites? The Nourish Bowl, complete with sauteed greens, avocado, halloumi, spiced chickpeas, wild rice, pumpkin, smokey coconut chips and poached eggs. And when we’re not riding the health train, our pick is the Wagon Wheel Pancakes made with chocolate, marshmallow and chia jam with chocolate biscuit and vanilla ice cream.

What: The Spotted Owl
Where: 93 Oshanassy Street, Sunbury
For more info, click here.

For A Caffeine Hit

Coffee lovers Harry and Erkan, embarked on the ultimate adventure in pursuit of the perfect roast. Six months, millions of beans, and hours upon hours of testing and trials later, the boys had nailed the Sunny Boy blend.

Operating on the simple mantra of good coffee, good people and delicious food, Humble Harry is serving up some of the finest breakfast around. Specialising in Middle-Eastern cuisine, each dish packs a punch with its bold, delicious flavours. We're loving the wild mushrooms, celeriac puree and asparagus served with crumbed nuts and a poached egg on sourdough bread. Heaven.

What: Humble Harry Roasting Co.
Where: 5/1100 Pascoe Vale Rd, Broadmeadows
For more info, click here.

For An Authentic Vietnamese Feed

With their food philosophy revolving around traditional Vietnamese food culture, District 3429 showcases a strong appreciation for cooking with fresh ingredients and using traditional techniques.

Using ingredients picked straight from their home garden, all of the dishes are fresh, delicious and full of flavour. With a warm, friendly atmosphere, there’s no better place to gather, wine, dine and enjoy. Make sure you don’t pass up the Vietnamese Shaking Beef and the seriously epic Crispy Pork Bao.

What: District 3429
Where: 91 Oshanassy Street, Sunbury
For more info, click here.

For A Steak Of Epic Proportions

Sporting one of the best views from any restaurant in Victoria, is Bankvale Run. Located at the delightfully picturesque Marnong Estate with spectacular views of the Macedon Ranges, it’s easy to understand why this is one of Hume City’s most impressive places to dine.

They launched their new menu back in February which showcases Bankvale Run’s signature steak dishes, including the Bankvale Run Signature 1000 Guineas Scotch Fillet at 300g and the Dry Aged Black Angus Rib Eye at 700g, to name just a couple of mouth-watering options.

What: Bankvale Run Restaurant
Where: 2335 Mickleham Road, Mickleham
For more info, click here.

For An Italian Feast

Located in the tree-lined street of Sunbury, Vic’s Food and Wine is an institution and an absolute must-visit for anyone in the area.

Family owned and operated, Vic’s Food and Wine prides itself on its high quality and traditional Italian fare, with handmade pasta, gnocchi, pizzas and panna cotta some of their most popular menu items. Make sure to arrive hungry.

What: Vic's Food and Wine
Where: 69-71 Oshanassy Street, Sunbury
For more info, click here.

For A Good Meal And A Top Drop Of Vino

Set on a historic homestead, winery and thoroughbred horse agistment property, there’s no better place for an indulgent lunch than Arundel Farm Estate. The stunning boutique winery is home to 16 acres of Shiraz and 4 acres of Viognier, so you can rest easy knowing you’ll be more than sorted for a delicious glass of vino.

If you’re after some sustenance, the Arundel Farm Estate Restaurant boasts an impressive menu, complete with starters, mains, sides, pastas, pizzas and desserts. Our recommendation? Start with the Bolognese Arancini, followed by the Slow Roast Lamb Shoulder for two with flatbread, smoked labneh, butternut squash and fennel salad with walnuts and dill. Follow it up with the Pumpkin and Amaretto Pie with Cinnamon Chantilly—combo on point.

What: Arundel Farm Estate
Where: 321 Arundel Road, Keilor
For more info, click here.

For A Sugar Overload

The list wouldn’t be complete without some serious sweets action, which is why we’re giving an honourable mention to the mouth-watering, That’s Alotta Donuts. There are more than 30 different donuts to choose from, including vegan options, donut cakes, mini donuts and even cannoli.

We can’t go past the Golden Gaytime donut filled with caramel custard and topped with vanilla biscuit as well as the Cookies and Cream donut bursting with cream, topped with chocolate cookies and white chocolate. Did we mention they’re open 24 hours?

What: That’s Alotta Donuts
Where: 882 Cooper Street, Campbellfield
For more info, click here.

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