Top 7 things to do on a foodie weekend

The desk is packed up and your keys are jangling, you are watching the clock itching to get out and enjoy the freedom of the weekend. There are so many things to do and explore, most of all food, glorious food. Here are the Foodie Mookie crew’s top 7 things to try this weekend:

1. Breakfast at YELLOW (Potts Point)

This gorgeous Vegan and Vegetarian-friendly spot on the main strip in Potts Point is screaming deliciousness with their weekend-only breakfast brunch menu. How does Cauliflower + Kale + Amaranth ($18), Grilled Licorice Bread + Housemade Butter ($11) or just simply (for the meat-lover) Housemade bacon ($9).

2. High Tea at The Gunner’s Barracks (George’s Heights/Mosman)

Want one of the most spectacular harbour views in Sydney as you raise your pinkies and sip from a selection of fancy teas including ‘Fancy Sencha’ and ‘Red Roses’ or if you are anything like Foodie Mookie, grab that champagne glass and look forlornly at the waiter and say “please sir may I have some more?”. You can sit back on the verandah, watch the ships go by, nibble on elegant sandwiches and think in the poshest sounding voice “I wonder what the plebeians are doing today”.

3. Lunch at Long Chim (Sydney CBD)

Fancy a bit of spiciness in your lunch time menu? Long Chim is the place for you. From the mind of one of the world’s best (and Australian) chef’s, David Thompson; get whisked away in to the world of deliciously spicy Thai cuisine. It’s a little heavy on the price, but it is some of the best Thai food you will have without needing to jump on a plane to Bangkok. You can line up or book ahead for 3 or more people.

4. Chocolate snacks at Just William Chocolates (Paddington)

Do you even need convincing? Discover this lovely chocolate shop in William St Paddington. Amazing hand made white, milk and dark chocolates of all shapes and sizes including beautiful gift boxes (many a thank you gift for your beloved Foodie Mookie?) Try truffles, pralines or ganache and creams. It’s all pretty delicious and worth the detour down William Street. Just William Chocolates in Paddington.

5. Pre-dinner Cocktails at Sokyo Lounge (Pyrmont)

On another day, we’d also suggest a dinner at Sokyo with their delectable Japanese menu. Right next door in the Star Complex in Pyrmont is the off-shoot to Sokyo, The Sokyo Lounge. Its an immersive bar with lounge nooks and low tables surrounding a well-stocked bar and eager waiters. Grab a negroni or martini before your dinner and enjoy drinking in the lap of luxury.

6. Degustation at Nel. (Sydney CBD)

Make your way into the Nel. bunker in Wentworth Avenue to enjoy the eight course degustation from chef extraordinaire Nelly Robinson. Thankfully they have all guests covered as they cater for not only the carnivores but the equally important vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and lactose intolerant foodies. The menu changes every six weeks, so enjoy Nel.’s take on innovative modern Australian degustation.

7. Late night Pizza and drinks at Frankie’s Pizza (Sydney CBD)

Round out an amazing night with the fantastic underground atmosphere at Frankie’s Pizza on Hunter Street. You might need to wait in line, but the nightclub feel to this cavernous destination is worth the wait. The late night pizza by the slice (until 3am), frozen margaritas & pina colada ($10) and pulsating beats of the music make this a memorable late night mecca.

  • YELLOW - Potts Point
  • Frankie's Pizza Sydney
  • Just William Chocolates in Paddington
  • Gunners Barracks High Tea
  • Negroni at Sokyo Lounge
  • Nel. restaurant Sydney
  • Long Chim Sydney

So many places and so little time. Make it worth it and make it delicious!

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A passionately positive foodie who loves travelling the world and experiencing what the best chefs in the world have to offer. Based in Sydney, Australia, Mookie also loves to dine locally and uncover great restaurants, chefs and food combinations with her #foodiemookie crew.