With the cold weather rolling into Sydney, it’s time to unashamedly load up on some carb-heavy feeds. As for what’s top of our list this year? A wholesome, cheesy tray of lasagne.
Lucky for you, there’s a number of Sydney venues creating some fine lasagne that's absolutely made for winter nights in iso. If it's layers and layers of flat pasta filled with creamy bechamel or ragu you're after, look no further. Below you’ll find one-kilogram ready-to-bake lasagne, trays packed with organic beef, and veggie lasagna loaded with four different kinds of cheese.
These are the best places in Sydney to score some top-notch lasagne right now.
To help us cope with life at home, the team at Peppe’s created a ready-to-bake lasagne, available to pick up or have delivered (if you're in the Eastern Suburbs). This lasagne is no ordinary lasagne either—it’s a mega one-kilogram chunk of goodness constructed with organic housemade pasta. Like all of Peppe's fare, it's 100% vegan, made using a plant-based bechamel and lots of love.
Fillings switch up from week to week (keep your eyes on Peppe's Insta), but previous lasagne specials have included the likes of pumpkin, Tuscan kale and almond curd, pumpkin and walnut. Order online here.
Prince Of York
Not only does Prince of York whip up one of the best “date-night” dinner kits around, but it’s also home to one of Sydney’s tastiest family-sized lasagne feeds. Choose from the classic old school bolognese lasagne, or a veggie version layered with four kinds of cheese: mozzarella, ricotta, parmesan and goats cheese. All you need to do is whack this bad boy in the oven. Each tray serves four. Order yours here.
If it's a proper homey lasagne you're after—the sort that nonna would make—add Piccolina to your feasting hit list. Not only do they deliver big trays of tiramisu for when the sweet tooth hits, but the team here know how to create an incredible classic beef lasagne too. There are two serving sizes to try— big or small, and there's a cheesy vegetable lasagne available also. Order here.
The Grounds Of Alexandria
"We thought we were onto an iso brainstorm gem when someone suggested a spaghetti cake," The Grounds recently wrote on their Instagram. "Then we realised that's just lasagna." Shout out to all the people out there who refer to lasagne as spaghetti cake.
Anyway, The Grounds' brand new beef lasagne is a wintery must-do. This guy comes ready to heat up at home and is made with organic beef. It comes in a small (for one to two people) and large serving (which can feed up to six people). You’ll also get an heirloom tomato salad and garlic bread with your order, but if you’re really hungry, you can add sides to your spaghetti cake, like green beans, caramelised sweet potato or even roast pumpkin pieces. Order here.
Paddington’s Buon Ricordo has long been at the top of the Italian food game in Sydney. This iconic Italian eatery has been feeding lucky diners in Sydney since 1987, with a steady string of A-listers coming through the doors over the years.
Despite witnessing three decades of change (including now), Buon Ricordo is a rare gem that remains dedicated to tradition, unphased by our city’s steady tide of food fads and trends. And while they're known for the famous truffled egg pasta, Buon Ricordo's lasagne also deserves a little celebrity too. You'll find it on their new "heat and serve menu" and it'll serve around two people—but we guarantee you’ll want to keep the full tray to yourself. Head here for more.
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Image credit: Ken Cave, Peppe's, Prince of York, Piccolina, Malcolm P Chapman