Top 10 Street Foods To Try In Australia

Street food has always been the most comforting thing you’ll see especially when you’re exploring alleys and roads with a grumbling stomach. The land down under has its fair share of well-loved street foods— here are the top 10.

Barbecued snags
These are basically sausages usually made of pork and beef, but may sometimes be made of venison and other meats. Australians love to grill, and sausages on sticks have proven to be a staple food.

The Lamington is a tiny square-cut sponge cake covered in chocolate and desiccated coconut. This is perfect for your sweet tooth, and given that it’s the national cake of Australia, it’s bound to be good.

Literally “large-scaled river fish” when translated from the Aboriginal language of the region, Barramundi can be cooked many ways— on a grill, or fried, and it’s proven to be healthier than the usual fish.

Aussie meat pie
A snack-sized flaky pastry filled with minced meat such as beef, pork, or ham, and gravy. There are also variations of this treat which includes cheese, onion, chicken, and other food inside it. It’s served with a generous amount of tomato sauce on top and you’re sure to love this savoury baked good.

Sausage rolls
These snacks are often served in casual get-togethers and family meals, but can also be found as street food since it’s not that hard to consume a few— or a handful— while on the go.

Anzac biscuit
This may be considered a variation of the typical oatmeal biscuit, with the difference of a few ingredients such as desiccated coconut. Its flavour, however, is recognised and loved in Australian households, and it’s now considered a staple street food thanks to its accessibility.

Hamburger with the lot
The usual hamburger may do the trick for you, but the burger with the lot is a new territory you might love. It’s the hamburger you know and love, but contains added ingredients such as pineapple slices and beetroot. Don’t jump to conclusions just yet— there are reasons why the locals love this!

Fish and chips
Although not native to Australia, the people have made it their own by serving it as finger food, more so when you have it in the heat of the sun by the beach. It’s not different from other fish and chips dishes, but it’s more travel-friendly and eaten on-the-go.

Grilled kangaroo
Having grilled pieces of the country’s national animal may seem daunting, but this is a treat the locals know and love. It’s also a healthy snack for kids and adults alike.

Pigs in a blanket
Imagine tiny pork sausages wrapped with bacon strips, neatly served on sticks. You’ve got yourself the affectionately-named pigs in a blanket, which is a modern take on grilled sausages.

With the wide array of street foods in Australia, there’s no question about how diverse the dining and accommodation choices in the country are. From roadside treats to casual dining and to five-star restaurants, you’re sure to find something that suits your taste buds in Australia.

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