It’s that time of the year again, time for the annual Taste of Coogee festival! And whilst there are also plenty of other foodie festival on this weekend, this is one you won’t want to miss. A beautiful beach backdrop, a festival entirely dedicated to food and booze, two days worth of fun- what’s not to love?
It’s been six years running, and it seems to be getting bigger and better every year. Held in Coogee Oval, it’s a large space but only just large enough to contain the massive crowds it’s drawn from all over Sydney. Seriously, if you’re planning on coming to Taste of Coogee, leave plenty of time just lining up to get in, it is that popular!
(pro tip, try the Brook Street entrance or book online- the lines are much shorter!)
The Aviary Bus- for drinks and cool place to hang!
We’re here today with a bunch of foodies to check out what’s on offer, so if you’re keen on finding out delicious bites there are to be had at Taste of Coogee this year, read on!
Or click the below links to read about each vendor:
Churasco Brazilian BBQ
Duck In Duck Out
Parrilla Argenchino Catering
The Sydney Mixologists
Smoked Brisket Burger with Coleslaw and Chilli Mayo
When was the last time you had a good crepe?
I’ll admit, it took a bit of thinking for me to answer this question. It’s been a while since I’ve had a crepe, let alone a good one! So if you’re anything like me, a visit to Crepe House Café is exactly what you need remind you what you’ve been missing out on!
It sounds like a bit of an odd thing to say, but I’ve been waiting for Hulu to open up for a while. Two years actually.
Whilst most people probably know of Hulu at King Street Wharf for its social media presence since it opened a few months ago, I’ve been a fan since they first opened as Bistro Hulu on Liverpool Street. So much so that when I worked as a tour guide for food tours in Sydney, I was one of our first stops.
Chicken & Sweet Corn Soup ($6.8)
Bistro Hulu still exists in Crow’s Nest, but Hulu at King Street Wharf is their latest venture, a more upscale venue with a beautiful view of the harbour. And of course, I had to visit!
The menu itself is impressively extensive, including a handmade dim sum section that spans four pages. You could literally just order off the dim sum options for a yum cha style meal if you wanted!
And we’re loving the creativity with the unexpected addition of cheese in the crispy prawn dumplings, making for a satisfying cheese pull.
Finding Nemo ($16.80)
Surry Hills is full of great dining spots and although I’m more often in the area for brunch, there is so much more on offer. We’re here at the recently opened Sugar Ray’s Bar today, on the busy corner of Crown and Cleveland streets, the spot previously occupied by Iris Black.
Although it’s not exactly vibing when we visit at opening time at the beginning of the week, we’re actually loving the comfy homey feel of the studded leather lounges and framed photos on the wall. Mostly of sports, Sugar Ray’s Bar is a US Sport bar afterall!
Passionfruit Caiprinha ($19)
As a dietitian, I try to make healthy choices most of the time. This means that when I do have a treat I make sure it is one that is pretty damn good! And when it comes to burgers, Bare Grill definitely fits the bill.
It’s not our first time at Bare Grill- we visited them a couple of months ago to try their awesome breakfast towers, but given how well their burgers rate, we had to make another visit to try them!
Nutella Thick Shake ($8)