Here at Metropolist HQ, we are 100 per cent on Team Tracky Dacks.
While we might look like the kinda gals who like to slip on our fave vintage sundress, fuchsia lippie, and highest wedge sandals for a night on the town, (and don’t get us wrong, we are) sometimes, after a long week of trying the newest bars and hottest restaurants, we just want a quiet night on the couch with our latest Netflix obsession (#blackmirror).
And if you’re up for a night in, the last thing you want to do is spend it in the kitchen. So we’ve rounded up our favourite Noosa restaurants that you probably didn’t know do takeaway.
If you needed another reason to hit up that sexy strip of restaurants along the river at Noosa, the off the hook tacos and epic burgers at Bordertown are just the nudge you need. As far as burgers go, we vote for the Harley James special—double beef, double cheese, AND bacon. But the chef’s special tacos kick the takeaway game to a whole new level. No Old El Paso seasoning and shredded iceberg here. The seriously gourmet soft taco options include duck, celeriac, and citrus salsa; country bacon with sweet potato puree and ancient grains; and lamb barbacoa with drunken salsa (sign me up, baby!) Everything on the menu apart from booze is available for takeaway, but if you can drag yourself in to the restaurant for a midweek visit, we’ve got the Tuesday taco, tequila, and trivia night in our calendar!
Burger Bar Noosa
You could eat at Burger Bar—the funky chairs and tables in this buzzy little spot on Thomas Street are pretty inviting, but why not order takeout, head down to the river, kick off your shoes, and watch the sun set on the river as you chow down on a JP Frenchy. After all, who doesn’t love blue cheese on a Wagyu beef burger?
The vibe at El Capitano screams nautical cafeteria cool, so you can hardly run in to pick up your takeaway herb-roasted chicken pizza and pork and fennel meatballs in your PJs (what are we? Animals?). So, while you may have to face this bitter dilemma midweek, on the weekend, the kind folks at El Capitano have got our backs. THEY DELIVER! OMFG! And they even have a quick, easy menulog account, so you can order in a couple of clicks, then sit back at home and wait for it to be brought literally to your door. Pity those poor suckers who are lining up for their delicious 72-hour fermented base pizzas while you get waited on like a queen. Hell. Yes.
If you haven’t been checking out the foodie scene in Noosa Junction over the past couple of months, you may have missed this little gem, tucked around the corner from the main strip, but their Insta presence is making its mark. Clandestino coffee, locally-brewed craft beer, seasonal food, and sexy custom bikes that would make your mum frown, we can’t resist Moto. Everything on their menu is available for takeaway, from an early morning brekky burrito with scrambled eggs, avo, roasted corn, and black beans, right through to jaffles, salads, and coffee throughout the day—all easy and quick to pick up and take away by car or motorbike. Try it, people!
Buddha on Hastings
The newest kid on the block, Buddha on Hastings is bringing serious mod-Asian food to the tourist strip. Yeah, we know, you can get takeaway Asian food anywhere, but this is takeaway food on an epic scale. It’s almost impossible to pick from the brand new summer menu but if someone twisted our arm, we’d probably recommend the Umesu spanner crab roll with miso mayo, Chinese roast duck breast with white kimchi, and the crispy chicken ribs with hot, sweet and sour sauce. The location is spot on for takeaway—the top level in the Bay Village carpark is practically at the door, and the first 30 minutes are free. But we bet you can’t pass up the vibrant and buzzy atmosphere when you get there. Especially when the Sunday Sessions with $1 oysters and live music are pumping. And the deep-fried matcha ice cream definitely won’t last until you get home!
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Image Credit: Bianca White for Metropolist