This city is known as having one of the best foodie scenes in Australia, and it also defines trends around the world. So, we wanted to create a Melbourne bucket list for foodies. From its amazing cafe culture to innovative cooking, this is a city that has it all.
But with so much to choose from, what are the dishes that you simply cannot afford to miss? The dishes that need to be on your Melbourne bucket list? We cover the city’s foodie scene extensively here, but these dishes below take things to a whole new level. To say they are unmissable would be an understatement.
Prepare to drool and eat your way around some of the very best Melbourne bucket list dishes…
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Fighting back against the bad rep of fast food, Hector’s Deli creates fast food with care and without compromise. All their ingredients are ethically sourced and of the highest quality.
Case in point? This beauty pictured below with cold smoked trout, cream cheese, red onion and trout roe on a poppy seed bagel.
What makes this such a brilliant place to eat pies is the huge variety on the menu and the imagination they put into their offering.
You’ll find a lasagna pie, began and egg pie, and even a Thai red curry pie. While they all taste amazing, it really is hard to look beyond their classic steak and cheese pie. It’s ridiculously good.
Macelleria is a restaurant that is genuinely obsessed with the provenance and traceability of their food, promoting an ethical approach to the dining industry.
They use Cape Grim beef which comes from the north-western most tip of the Tasmanian mainland and hosts the world’s purest air. As you can imagine, it’s amazingly tender. They also serve Australian Wagyu if you want a real treat.
Set up by two best friends from Italy, La Svolta is one of only a handful of pizzerias in Australia that holds an Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (AVPN) Accreditation. This is how pizza should taste.
With that name, we’re guessing they’re Vasco Rossi fans.
Mesa Verde is located on the 6th floor of Melbourne’s iconic Curtin House. The merge established Mexican flavours and techniques with Australian creativity, using local and seasonal produce. The freshness of the ingredients coupled with the inventiveness of the chefs are what make these tacos so special.
Huxtaburger is one of the original burger spots setting the standard for the entire city and indeed possibly the country. They’ve been cooking up perfect burgers for years and the standards just never slip. If you only eat one burger in Melbourne we beg you to try this one.
We’ve recently ranked The Kettle Black as one of the most Instagrammable cafes in Melbourne. But, it turns out their food is just as delicious as it is aesthetically pleasing. More specifically, their brunch food is some of the most well-prepared in the city.Their banana waffles come with smoked maple and whipped peanut butter. Then, they top it all off with praline and banana milk ice cream.