What to eat?” is the perennial question for every foodie. I use the term ‘foodie’ to loosely describe anyone who loves to eat, in the same spirit that Bill Bowerman defined an ‘athlete’, as anyone with a body.

Below are my personal favourite food haunts in and around Melbourne which I hope will help the next time you need an answer for the question 🙂

Last updated: January 2015


Dim Sum / Yum Cha: Ripples, Bentleigh VIC

Curry Laksa: Laksa King, Flemington VIC

Yong Tau Foo: Grand Tofu, Glen Waverley VIC

Tomato Rice & Flame Grilled Chicken: Hoa Tran, Springvale VIC

Gyoza: Little Ramen Bar, Melbourne CBD VIC

Afghan: Golistan, Box Hill VIC


Kettle Black, South Melbourne VIC

Cote Terra, Oakleigh VIC

Jack Be Nimble, Maidstone VIC

Tivoli Road Bakery, South Yarra VIC


Burgers: Huxtaburger, Collingwood VIC


Rooftop @ QT, Melbourne CBD

Bad Shepherd, Cheltenham VIC