Craving the Globe at Crave – Sydney’s International Food Festival

5 December 2012

It’s known as a city of villages, and all throughout October, Sydney’s villages are switching on the BBQs, woks, and pizza ovens to celebrate some of the world’s favourite cuisines. From the large scale events like Breakfast on Bondi and Hyde Park Night Noodle Markets, to smaller festivals highlighting Australia’s vast foodie regions, Crave Sydney International Food Festival means that no traveller will have an excuse to skip lunch this month.

One of Crave’s most popular events, Night Noodle Markets take place in Hyde Park over 13 nights this season. Stop by after 5 pm when the first public park inAustralia is transformed to an Asian-style night market. When dining here, it’s best not to arrive starving so that you can take your time to explore the dumplings, noodles, and desserts on offer. With several bars scattered throughout the market, make sure to grab a glass of wine before grabbing a seat in the gorgeously lit up park and enjoying the live entertainment.

Night Noodle Markets

The Night Noodle Markets take place on October 3-5, 8-12, 15-19

It’s called Crave Sydney after all, so it wouldn’t be right to celebrate food without any mention of the beach. Enter: Breakfast on Bondi. Finally giving non-surfers an excuse to enjoy the beach at sunrise, this free event is in its second year.  Bring your own breakfast and grab a spot on the beach to listen to the orchestra as they usher in the daylight. Coffee and food stalls will also be selling breakfast if you forget the picnic basket at home.

Extra indulgence: VIP tickets get you into a prime reserved seating area and a Bill Granger Breakfast menu.

Orchestra at Breakfast on Bondi

Breakfast on Bondi takes place 14 October  between 5:30am- 9am

Culinary Carnivale at Darling Harbour

Beyond the icons, Sydney’s different villages and precincts are often some of the most authentic options for exploring international cuisine. With various community festivals occurring throughout the city during Crave, you can take the opportunity to delve deeper into a region’s cuisine. Within Sydney, here are a few upcoming events where travellers and locals can taste their way around the globe:

Norton St Italian Festa, Leichhardt- 28 October

Culinary Carnivale (South American)- 13 October

Philippine Food Week, Shangri-La Hotel- 10-18 October

With all this fresh food and drink coming into Sydney, there’s no better time to explore the regional NSW food and wine producers responsible for making it all happen. Some events happening outside the city:

Taste Riverina- October 1-28

Flavours of Auburn- October 20

Orange Wine Show- October 19-27

So this October, save some time to eat, drink and celebrate the tastes of the globe at the Crave Sydney International Food Festival.

Which events will we be seeing you at?