6 Food Items That You Must Try In Sydney

If you are visiting Sydney or have recently moved to the city, you might be wondering which food items are the most popular in the area. Generally, there is a great variety of food that can be found in Sydney each of which is unique and delicious.

What’s your usual food order at Sydney, Australia?

From eating meat that you won’t find anywhere in the world, to desserts that melt inside the mouth, Australia is a heaven for food lovers, and Sydney is its rightful capital.

Let’s look at the most famous food items that you must try if you’re in the city.

Chicken Parmigiana

A classic Aussie chicken dish which you can find in any pub in the country. Typically served with salad and chips, it was originally an eggplant based dish meant for vegetarians. But, over time it evolved into a mouth-watering chicken schnitzel topped with tomato sauce, cheese, and ham.

Oyster Platter

From shucking fresh oysters to trying out Sydney’s famous sushi platter, there is an abundance of seafood in Sydney, which you must try one by one. Australian seafood ranges from peeled prawns, tuna, hand-rolled sushi, cooked bay bugs which you can find anywhere in Sydney.


The upside of living in Sydney is that you can order seafood online in Sydney, and it will still be as tasty and fresh as eating in a high-end restaurant. Aussie’s take great care and pride in their fish cooking abilities, and no one likes to be ridiculed over it.


It is a common dish found in Australia and New Zealand, both of which fight for its bragging rights as inventors. It is sort of a cake topped with whipped cream and loaded with fruits. You can find a Pavlova in any nearby bakery or cake shop at a very decent price. One bite out of it and you will fall in love with this delicious dessert.

Deconstructed Pavlova with a Selection of Asian-inspired Fresh and Freeze Dried Fruits


Australians and beetroot go hand in hand. Where a traditional burger would have a bun, some onion, chopped parsley, a slice of cheese, meat, sliced tomato and some shredded iceberg lettuce leaves, a burger in Australia has one more ingredient: BEETROOT.

European Salad

May it be a salad or a hamburger or any kind of sandwich, expect beetroot to be a part of it. So, it doesn’t matter if you want to try it or not; because eventually you are going to.

Kangaroo Meat

While others see Kangaroos as mere animals bouncing around carrying their babies, in Australia they are common meat to be found in supermarkets and restaurant menus, and IT IS DELICIOUS!

Kangaroo has a lean, healthy red meat, and you can order your burgers, steaks, sausages, and pizzas with Kangaroo meat. With a tasty marinade, it is a must-try food item in Sydney.

Golden Gaytime

Well, as the name suggests, you are going to gay – read happy – after eating this delicious ice-cream. It is toffee, and vanilla flavored dessert dipped in chocolate and topped with crunchy biscuit pieces.

There are so many gelato and ice cream shops in Sydney for you to try on.

You can also try unique flavors like ‘Unicorn’ and ‘Pina Colada’. If you are in Sydney, you must try Golden Gaytime at least once.


Well, this one is a bit controversial food item as it is hated by most foreigners. It is a brown pasty snack made from various vegetables and yeast extract. I know most of you have made up your mind already but assuming it is an acquired taste, you must try this at least once

Australians eat it with anything they can put it on bread, toast, avocados, apples, cheese; you name it!

54 thoughts on “6 Food Items That You Must Try In Sydney”

  1. Being able to try Pavlova alone would be worth it! Of course, I would try some other cuisines you mentioned, because, as they say, “When in Rome”…..

  2. Yes I’m all for trying the Pavlova and Golden Gaytime. As for the Vegemite, if its anything like marmite then I’ll give it a skip. Good suggestions.

  3. Oh my goodness, this place looks beautiful (and delicious)! Although I’ve never been to Sydney before myself, I would love to make my way over in the near future. Thanks for sharing all of this! 🙂

  4. I wonder if the kids would try kangaroo. They are so in love with them that they probably wouldn’t, lol. I’d love to visit Syndney.

  5. The Oyster Platter looks so tempting! I am a fan of seafood and I would like to try the platter when I visit Sydney. I cannot believe we can order seafood online there. That is a plus.

  6. Ha, you cannot go wrong with oyster platters anywhere especially Sydney. I have never had Kangaroo tho… I want how it tastes and how it should be cooked. Thanks for the foodie blog post.

  7. I want to try the Chicken Parmigiana, Pavlova and the very famous vegemite. I am not sure I would like vegemite but I am curious to how it tastes. 🙂

  8. I want all of those! I’m such a foodie and if I ever have the good fortune of visiting Sydney, I plan on experiencing their best food.

  9. Great information!I will go for Chicken Parmigiana and Golden Gaytime!I think these 2 will more delicious as the picture!

  10. I absolutely love Pavlova! We make it at home quite often and it’s super delicious! I wonder how kangaroo meat tastes?

  11. Oysters! Yummy. I haven’t had them in a long time. I know I would love Sydney for the fresh seafood! Oh and that Golden Gaytime dessert! It sounds like a heavenly sweet treat!

  12. Well all these sound like fab ideas. The pavlova is a fav or mine and also deffo would say yes to the beetroot for sure x

  13. to be honest, i cannot imagine eating a kangaroo but some would probably say same about foods i eat. thanks for sharing more about food options in sydney.

  14. I can’t wait to visit Sydney someday. I have wanted to go to Australia ever since I saw Crocodile Dundee and The Man from Snowy River. haha. That food looks incredible!

  15. I’m a vegetarian, so I am extremely interested in trying vegemite. I’ve heard mixed reviews on it, but everyone seems to say it has an earthy flavor, and I think that sounds great!

  16. I am a fan of seafood and Sydney would be a heaven for me. I also like the fact that the seafood can be ordered online. I have not seen this service available anywhere else.

  17. OMG i wasnt expecting Kangaroo meat to be part of the list.Well i am curious to try the Pavlova since if 2 countries are fighting over its origin then it must be that good 😊

  18. Amazing recommendations! I’m hoping to visit Sydney next year so will definitely be saving this post for then. 🙂

  19. Thank you for sharing this list. The Golden Gaytime really looks great! I remember first learning about vegemite from Men at Work (telling my age!) One day I will make it to Australia to try these foods!

  20. I would love to try all of these with the exception of kangaroo meat. They’re too cute for me to eat, but more power to others who want to try it.

  21. So I agree with about half your list. As soon as you got to beets, I was like blech. And then you said Kangaroo meat? I’m like nope. But I still want to go there. Heck, I just want to move there. Thanks for highlighting these interesting foods!

  22. What a great list! I’m Aussie and looking at that list made me chuckle. Love that you added Golden Gaytime (OMG my fav…) and the good old pav. Guess you got the sweet tooth in me!

  23. Sydney is one of my favorite travel destinations and I can’t wait to return. I have tried most of the items on your list except for beetroot and kangaroo meat.

  24. Oyster Platter for sure, it’s one of my favourite food and Sydney is truly a great place to have that. Hopefully we get to travel again soon so I can get back there! – Kncyx Journeying

  25. I would love to try some Pavlova, it looks delicious! However, you will not find me trying Kangaroo Meat, something about that makes me shudder, lol. At the same time, why though? Kind of weird how we are so used to one thing, and can not imagine doing something else, or eating something else, isn’t it? Blessings!

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