Food festival season is officially upon us and we couldn’t be more excited to buy a brand spankin’ new pair of stretchy pants and stuff ourselves silly with some of Sydney’s best eats.
Taking over twelve laneways and transforming the west into a total food paradise for four days straight, Parramatta Lanes is an absolute foodie must-do come October.
Kicking off with a block party at Horwood Place, which will see Uncle Kurt’s and The Darcy Street Project serving up specialty espresso martinis and gourmet double smoked NY style hotdogs, expect a whole heap of live music, roving street performances and instagrammable AF art installations (we’re talking giant glowing doughnuts people!) alongside more than fifty food stalls.
Yes, you read that right. Fifty food stalls. While we strongly suggest you head there with a game plan, don’t miss out on the Sundweesh at St John’s Cathedral aka a sandwich with a Middle Eastern twist (think Lebanese bread and sweet and savoury fillings) and Billu’s butter chicken from Bombay Beats lane (FYI you can find it in the Leadbeater car park).
Aird Street will turn into a backstreet arcade with retro games, hip hop beats and street food by Chef’s Gallery, KOI Dessert Bar and PappaRich (as well as god damn delicious cocktails by Archie Rose to wash everything down). But if you’re after summer vibes and tropical beats, head to Centenary Square where you’ll find Butter, Thievery and a whole heap of ice cold brews and refreshing spritzes.
There’ll be Southern-style low-n-slow BBQ in the Roxy Car Park and all your fave food trucks on Dirrabarri Lane (The Nighthawk Diner, Happy as Larry and Johnny Lobster, obvs) but go home via Batman Walk to get a serve of Pimp My Donut, Torch Me Brulee AND Fluffy Crunch. Dessert options don’t get much better than this so we’re warning you now, you may never want to leave.
Start planning your attack and get all the deets here.
What: Parramatta Lanes
When: Tuesday 10 October to Friday 13 October
Where: Various locations in Parramatta
Cost: Entry is free
Image credit: Iris Tan at Uncle Kurt's
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