7 best food festival venues to visit in Sydney in 2020
Sydney is Australia’s largest city and it’s a great place to live. When you think of Sydney, you probably have two associations first. The first is the very high standard of living and the fact that for decades it has been considered one of the best cities in the world in all respects. And the other is the Opera House, which is the main and most famous monument in the city. It is the city in Australia that offers the most business opportunities and the greatest opportunity to make money.
The Australian Stock Exchange is located in Sydney and all of this affects the fact that the economy of this city is extremely developed. New people are constantly immigrating from all over the world and further influencing the diversity of Sydney population. Several tens of thousands of new inhabitants move in each year. The truly cosmopolitan city. It has a lot of cultural events, but it is also known as the culinary capital of Australia. So we will present you the best food festivals and places where they take place. You don’t want to miss some of them when you are in Sydney.
1. The sweet chocolate festival
Location: Les Roches
Is there anyone in the world who doesn’t like chocolate? We believe that such a person does not exist. It’s even better when you have to eat chocolate at the event that takes place in such a beautiful place like The Rocks. It is one of the most beautiful areas in Sydney, where many events take place and one of the first places visited by tourists. As you look out over the Sydney Harbor Bridge, you’ll enjoy the tastiest, highest quality chocolates in the world.
Each year, over one hundred thousand people visit the Smooth Festival of Chocolate. Lindt, a Swiss company, perhaps the largest chocolate maker in the world, are the main exhibitors at this festival. Along with them and many other famous chocolatiers there will be dessert chefs from some of the best restaurants in Sydney and Australia bringing the finest cakes to life.
2. Good food month
Location: Across town
This is a month-long food festival not only in Sydney but also in other major cities in Australia, such as Melbourne. The whole month is devoted to tasting food and wine. The best Australian and global chefs come together here to cook a variety of delicious dishes. Events will take place all over the city, from famous restaurants to various outdoor events to the nightly noodle markets taking place in Hyde Park.
3. Food & Wine BAGS with Christmas market
Location: St Andrews Cathedral School
It is kept on the roof so a nice view is available all over Sydney. A wide selection of dishes, desserts and wines is available and is held annually. It attracts a large number of people but also tourists. Also the prices are not too high but very reasonable for Sydney standard. The price of the ticket that you can buy online includes dinner and only wines are charged extra. Great event as you get ready for Christmas.
4. Bankstown Bites Food Festival
A real pleasure for all gourmets will be a visit to this festival. It takes place in Bankstown, a suburb of Sydney, and this year marks the festival’s 15th anniversary. Every year a famous chef is invited, cooking demonstrations are held, and you can try a variety of dishes. It’s just up to you to go from stall to stall and enjoy the food. Visit here to find the exact address of the Bankstown Bites Food Festival. It takes place every July, so make sure you don’t miss it.
5. Italian Festival of Ferragosto
Location: Five Dock
It’s fair to say that Italian cuisine is possibly the most popular food in the world and there is nowhere in the world that is not prevalent. Ferragosto is a traditional Italian festival celebrated for over two thousand years. The Ferragosto Italian Festival in Sydney was inspired by it, and the Five Dock, one of the suburbs, was chosen for the venue because it has many residents of Italian descent.
It is a great place to find an endless supply of delicious Italian dishes. From different types of pasta to pizzas and desserts, such as cannoli, you’ll find it all here. A large number of stalls have the most diverse offering, and as you switch between them and try various specialties, you will also have the opportunity to see various hand-made wares.
6. Cake Bake and Sweets Show
Location: Sydney Showground
A show for all those who can’t resist sweets. It was first held in Melbourne and then, after a few days, moved to Sydney. You can try a variety of cakes and pastries. You will find a variety of types as they are prepared by people all over the world. But that’s not all. This is a great place for all candy lovers, who are passionate about and want to learn how to make candy on their own.
Various master classes are organized by eminent pastry chefs. You can learn to make cakes and pastries, but also to knead different breads or decorate cakes, as you watch them on television in shows like “Cake Boss”.
7. Sydney World Rice Festival
Location: Moore Park
Rice is responsible for feeding billions of people. It is consumed all over the world, especially in Asia, where it is also used as a main course, as an accompaniment to certain other dishes or as a dessert. Since Australia is close to Asia and has many immigrants of Asian origin, the World Rice Festival is held in Moore Park, a suburb just two miles from the city center. At many stalls you can try anything that contains rice. From Spanish paella to Asian rice dishes to desserts such as rice pudding. You will also have the opportunity to try rice-based drinks like Japanese sake.
If you are a foodie, Sydney is the right destination for you. Do not miss these interesting festivals which you will enjoy.