Bakeries & Delis

The Best Sausage Rolls In Sydney And Where To Find Them

By Urban List Writers

Sausage rolls—they’re the superior Australian snack. Why? Because you can never really have a bad one. Be it a plain and simple, gritty guy from a highway servo, or an award-winning Moroccan-spiced lamb creation so good, you’d throw your entire savings at it—sausage rolls are unbeatable. 

That said, some sausage rolls are a cut above the rest. From the meat-to-pastry ratio, the flavour combo, or the girth—these are just a few necessary things we’ve taken into consideration to find Sydney’s tastiest sausage rolls.

Read on to find out where you can cop the best sausage rolls in Sydney.

Lode Pies & Pastries

Surry Hills

Opening in 2021, Lode Pies & Pastries has already become a cult favourite. Offering up all things sweet and savoury, as mastered by LuMi chef Frederico Zanellato and chef Lorenzo Librino, everything here is inspired by the aesthetic of viennoiserie. With that, the art of the lamination process reigns supreme here, so you can expect lots of layered treats with creams, ganache and seasonal fruit. But, we're keeping our eyes on the prize here—which has to be the sausage roll. This pork-filled pastry comes packed with carrots, onion, chilli, fennel seeds, coriander seeds, and pepper. And sure it might cost a lot more than your classic servo sauso, but it's certainly worth forking out $9 for—trust us.

Feather And Bone

Marrickville and Waverley

Feather and Bone is one of Australia's most renowned ethical and sustainable butchers—with founders Laura Dalrymple and Grant Hilliard penning a bestseller called The Ethical Omnivore as well as supplying custom cuts to the likes of Fred’s, Firedoor, 10 William St, The Centennial, and Lankan Filling Station. So it makes sense that they whip up some of the best sausage rolls around. The buttery puff pastry comes by way of local favourite Brickfields and comes in one of two filling flavours—pork and fennel or lamb and rosemary—and you'll want to order both. These rolled-up delights come in packs of four ($28) and are par-cooked, ready for you to fang in the oven at home. 

Tokyo Lamington

Newtown

Creative and colourful lamingtons might be the main event at Tokyo Lamington—but it would be a crime to sleep on the savouries being baked at this special spot. Alongside a Japanese curry pie and a bacon and edamame quiche are some of Sydney's best sausage rolls. Of course, Tokyo Lamington has upgraded the humble beef mince roll, instead offering a pork katsu sausage roll and a chicken lemongrass sausage roll. Which one is the best out of the two? You'll have to try both to find out. Keep your eyes peeled for specials too, like a beef, Vegemite, and cheese sausage roll. 

Infinity Bakery

Darlinghurst, Homebush and Manly

Infinity is loved for their organic baked goods—made using stone ground certified organic flour from NSW, Murray River inland salt, extra virgin olive oil from the NSW countryside, and honey from Sydney’s rooftops. Their savoury rolls are a big-time crowd favourite too, with a classic beef sausage roll on the menu and two vegetarian options (spinach and ricotta, and pumpkin, chickpea, and feta). 

Bakehouse South Coogee

South Coogee

sausage rollA Mexican-style sausage roll? Yep, we'd say we're intrigued. Coastal neighbourhood bakery Bakehouse South Coogee is currently dishing up a pork carnitas sausage roll, which is an ideal winter warmer if you ask us. It also whips up an OG variation if you're more of a classic kinda person, plus spinach and feta rolls catering to the vegetarians among us. Locals reckon Bakehouse makes some of the top sauso rolls in Sydney—and we'd have to agree.

Grumpy Baker

Various locations

Simply put, the sausage rolls at Grumpy Baker are an addiction. Generous in size and made from a secret recipe that pays homage to owner Michael Cthurmer's Israeli heritage, these sausage rolls are baked on-site each morning and they are usually the first item to sell out cafes each day. Each roll strikes the perfect balance of a buttery and flaky puff pastry crust, slow-braised beef fillings, and a unique mix of flavours and spices.

“Each sausage roll is individually hand-rolled and baked on-site at our cafes every morning,” says Cthurmer. “In each filling, we use dates, onions and a secret blend of middle eastern spices to slow-braise the meat or vegetables, which makes it rich in flavour with a caramelised finish."

Banksia Bakehouse

CBD

sausage rollsWhile Banksia Bakehouse is known for its sweet treats—like Lotus Biscoff cheesecake swirls—the team also whips up some of the best sausage rolls in Sydney. Here, the pastry chefs make their popular pork and fennel sausage rolls from scratch with diced pork instead of mince.

“Diced pork gives our sausage rolls an artisan look and taste, and a better bite compared to the mass-produced sausage rolls,” says owner Chris Sheldrick. “And although the pork is diced, it’s not chunky like a beef pie, so it’s easy to eat.” And, as the true sausage roll connoisseurs of Sydney, these guys know a good roll comes down to the meat-to-pastry ratio. “We create sausage rolls with a higher ratio of meat to pastry because our pastry, which we make in-house, is rich and buttery and, in testing, we felt this ratio offers a better overall experience,” explains Sheldrick. 

Wholegreen Bakery

Clovelly, CBD

sausage rollsWholegreen Bakery is not a new discovery among the coeliacs of Sydney. In fact, its Waverly outpost is known to churn out the best damn gluten-free croissants, brioche, sourdough, and pain au chocolat around. On top of this, the crew here also makes a sausage roll so good, the fact that it’s gluten-free is just a bonus. Looking like a grass-fed beef sausage roll mixed with onion, carrot, coriander and cumin, the filling then gets wrapped in a buttery gluten-free shortcrust pastry and finally dated off with cumin seeds, poppy seeds and sea salt.

Bourke Street Bakery

Various locations

sausage rollsIs it too much to say the sausage rolls at Bourke Street Bakery are world-class? We think not. The sausage rolls at Bourke Street Bakery are truly some of the best in the biz and have been since the dawn of sausage roll time. There are three main routes to take here, the classic being the pork and fennel sausage roll. Aside from this, there’s also a vegan sausage roll with eggplant, chickpea and mint, and then a not-so-vegan sausage roll pumped with juicy lamb, almond and harissa.

Rollers Bakehouse

Manly

sausage rollsOh yes, this croissant kingdom most definitely knows how to plate up some of the best sausage rolls in Sydney. Bring your attention over to the lamb and veal sausage roll that is pretty much total perfection. From the meat-to-pastry ratio, the toppings, and the girth—it’s all here in a winning roll. This guy is made from a combination of sustainable, biodynamic lamb and veal mince from The Fairlight Butcher and then also stuffed with caraway, fennel, carrot, celery, onion, garlic, and a few other secret ingredients.

Funky Pies

Bondi

You’re in for a triple whammy at Bondi’s institution known as Funky Pies. Not only will you find vegan and gluten-free feeds here, but you’ll also find some of the best sausage rolls in Sydney that are not only good for your body but good for the planet. On the “sausage” roll side of things, there’s a “Rockin’ Roll” with a veg-sausage mix with sauteed onion and fresh rosemary plus a “Brekkie Roll” with veg-sausage mix and baked beans, T-sauce and “bacon” bits. And yes, you’re going to order up both of these.

Shepherds Artisan Bakehouse

Sefton, Glebe, and Castle Hill

If you’re looking for sausage rolls with great attention to detail, you can’t go past the savoury fest at Shepherds Artisan Bakehouse. There’s a hefty line-up of flavours and combos to work your way through. One of the staples is a vegetarian sausage roll packed with sauteed mushrooms and cheese and topped with an unholy (and god damn delicious) amount of garlic. You can also opt for a Morrocan lamb and harissa roll, a spinach and ricotta roll and a Russian Farmers roll packed with pork mince, dill and vodka. 

Anything But Humble

Alexandria

sausage rollAnything But Humble is an unassuming hole-in-the-wall takeaway spot in the heart of Alexandria. For the sausage roll fiends, you’ll want to buckle in because there’s a bacon cheeseburger roll with your name on it and ready for the taking. On top of this, you’ll also find a sausage roll creation that looks like a glorious mix of pork, sage and caramelised apple which may turn you into a certified sausage roll snob as you say goodbye to the rookie beef mince and onion classic you’ve eaten all your life.

Now, check out where to find Sydney's best meat pies.

Image credit: Rollers Bakehouse, Feather And Bone, Tokyo Lamington, Bakehouse South Coogee, Banksia Bakehouse, Wholegreen Bakery, Bourke Street Bakery, Rollers Bakehouse, Anything But Humble

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