The secret hole-in-the-wall eateries you need to know about.
It’s time to step out of your foodie comfort zone. You might be willing to pack your bags, have your passports stamped and stand in long airport queues, but there’s something waiting to be discovered right here in Brisbane: authentic foodie hotspots.
All you have to pack is an open mind and a good appetite. These foodie hotspots are not famous for their bells and whistles; their popularity is derived from secret recipes and loyal locals.
These are my top foodie wanderlust destinations:
Gol Gappa | Upper Mount Gravatt
Inspired by the bustling street foods of India, meals at Gol Gappa are quick and easy to eat. Try a shared plate and be prepared to taste the authentic flavours of India.
Tocco Italiano | Chelmer
At this quaint little cottage-turned-Italian restaurant, good food is served at a long dinner-table setting under atmospheric lighting. A large open clay oven serves up authentic wood-fired pizzas, and the team’s pizza creation skills are on show. With a Michelin-star chef in the kitchen, each dish is created with authentic Italian flare.
Tan Thanh | Inala
Family-owned and –run, Tan Thanh is all about Vietnamese family meals and flavours wafting through the air. The atmosphere is busy, busy, busy! With traditional favourites such as beef pho, rice paper rolls and spicy noodle soups, food is served fast, and eaten faster.
Thai Blue | Inala
If you love Thai food, casual dining and the real flavour of Thai spices and curries, try Thai Blue. This hole-in-the-wall eatery serves up quick and traditional Thai-style dishes.