Sydney is home to so many attractions that it’s hard to know where to begin! One of the best attractions in Sydney is the food, and from luxury restaurants to beachside diners, the city is home to a wealth of cuisine that you simply can’t miss out on. There’s no doubt that Sydney is a big place, so make things easier for you when visiting, here are some of the top food festivals to experience, each seamlessly combining culture, cuisine and entertainment, all under one roof!
Fresh From The West Food Festival
Every Sunday, Western Sydney Parklands plays host to the Fresh From The West Food Festival, one of the week’s best hubs for international cuisine. With locals and tourists alike flocking from all over the city, expect there to be queues for pretty much every stall going, however once you get to the front and experience the wealth of selection, you’ll be instantly glad you came. With international chefs cooking up fresh and innovative dishes, live baking shows and a number of television personalities lending a hand on screen, this is an event like no other, and there are even workshops for children as well as adults.
Bankstown Bites 2014
Another of Sydney’s famous food festivals, Bankstown Bites is usually held around July, however 2014’s date is yet to be confirmed. This is the real home of foodies in Sydney, and with such a vast selection of dishes and cooking styles from all over the world, the exhibits here are educational as well as entertaining. Sydney is quite a diverse city as it is, but Bankstown Bites is where all the different cultures come together to enjoy the wonderful foods they all bring to this magnificent city. From celebrity chefs to live television classes and cooking contests, you could easily spend the day here, so don’t forget to bring your camera as well as your appetite.
The Secret Vegetarian Food Bazaar
Held every July in the heart of Sydney, the Secret Vegetarian Food Bazaar is a community event like no other. There’s no television cameras here or celebrity chefs, simply just a big group of food lovers who come together to cook and share techniques and recipes. There’s absolutely no advertisements of any kind about the Secret Vegetarian Food Bazaar, and that’s why it’s so secret! Main meals cost around $8, and some stalls will even include a desert too. This festival, although small, is very humble, so there’s no need to expect alcohol stands or rowdy crowds as you make your way through the diverse range of cuisines.
Wahroonga Food and Wine Festival
Food is best consumed when partnered with great wine, so what more could you ask for from the Wahroonga Food and Wine Festival? There’s no better way to spend a warm summers day than sampling the local wines as tasting great cheeses and other snacks, all in the lush outdoors of Wahroonga Park. Celebrating gourmet produce and fresh food, this festival is a must visit for first timers in Sydney.