It’s Halloween this weekend had you not already noticed the faux spider webs and plastic pumpkins. For some, this means tailing your sugar-fuelled kids around the neighbourhood in a sheet. For others, this is just another weekend of the best eating, drinking and dress-up parties Sydney has to offer. Here are six guaranteed delicious eats in Sydney.
Daniel San has turned Japanese food on its head and, if you haven’t been already, take this weekend to help them celebrate their first birthday. Both floors of the Manly seafront venue will be open on Saturday for the ‘Dead Famous’ Halloween-slash-first birthday party, with DJs and drinks until 2am. Start working on your costume now.
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If you plan to brave Sculpture by the Sea crowds this weekend, know that Bondi Hardware has your blood-sugar levels handled. The relaxed Eastern suburbs favourite is extending their do-it-yourself philosophy to the dessert menu, allowing customers to build-their-own sundaes. Pile any combination of toppings on your ice cream and settle in amongst the tourists, hipsters and beach-goers.
Marcelle on Macleay
Marcelle has something for everybody, meaning you can choose between healthy or indulgent upon arrival. There is an all-day menu and plenty of hangover friendly options like the Croque Marcelle with smoked ham, gruyere, mustard and iceberg lettuce. If you’re in the mood for something light, go for the gluten and dairy free almond milk breakfast rice with coconut yoghurt, figs and chia seeds.
Be among the first to christen the Henley’s Wholefoods that’s just opened in Double Bay. This Sydney wholefoods café is serving up the same nutrient-dense, ethically produced options as its Bondi Junction and Alexandria branches. To get your metabolism firing, try the lettuce leaf tacos with Mexican pulled pork, ‘dirty’ black bean butter, fermented cabbage, avocado salsa and chipotle mayo.
The Little Marionette is for the coffee fiends amongst us. The beans are roasted on site by masters of the coffee trade in a roaster that takes up half the cafe. Due to size constraints, the menu is fairly limited, but baked goods supplied by Black Star Pastry will please everybody. Most importantly, the team of coffee-loving baristas work hard to brew the perfect coffee for each and every customer.
Fourth Village Providore
If you love no-nonsense Italian fare than be sure to visit the Fourth Village Providore this weekend. The restaurant is set out like a traditional European trattoria where patrons dine between the produce aisles. The restaurant puts the best of the Fourth Village produce on display, including their award-winning unfiltered and cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil. It is hard, however, to go past their famous pizzas fresh from the wood fired oven.