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Written by Rajoo on November 14, 2022 Share on

Street Food of Australia, delight in every bite!

For some foodies, the real adventure lies inside a restaurant, but surely, there’s more to the street of any place than the closed walls of an eatery. Street food is a  travel experience in itself,  you can find in cities and towns all around the world. It’s accessible and cheap, but street food can be simple yet utterly delicious, and it’s a great way to sample some authentic local cuisine. Joining locals around bustling little street stalls can open doors and lead to memorable encounters. Australian food is a diverse menu. Australia has an exciting array of native ingredients and a food culture that is constantly evolving, as international dishes are re-imagined and adapted by the local cuisine And so, here we are with the best of street food in Australia that you ought to try on your next trip! 

10 Street Food Delicacies That Are Must-Try:

While there are innumerable cuisines to try in Australia, here’s a list of 10 street food options that Foodies travelling to Australia have plenty to keep their palates busy.

1. Barbecued Snags 

Barbecued Snags
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Barbecue snags are thick Australian sausages, usually with a mild flavor and made with beef rolled into a sausage, pork, dipped generously in garlic butter, and onions,  and then finally barbecued.  street vendors across the country, serve this dish, Barbecued Snags define Australian food culture.  it is no wonder that this is one of the most loved snacks. They are a staple of almost every Australian barbecue party, where the sausages are accompanied by mashed potatoes, grilled onions, tomato sauce, barbecue sauce, salads, chutneys, and loaves of artisanal bread on the side. Today, there are also snags with numerous modern, gourmet fillings such as lamb and rosemary, chicken and cheese, or beef and red wine, Making these wonderful snacking delight on the go.

2. Barramundi

Meaning the ‘Large scaled river fish’ , this fish defines Soft buttery meat’s skin is crispy fried. A plate of Barramundi is a perfect piece of fried fish. People often take it up a notch by decorating it as fish steak, but Barramundi is comforting street food that can best be enjoyed on the streets of Australia.

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3. Pigs In a Blanket

The most popular food in Australia well, Pigs in a Blanket is a double meat sandwich that bursts out of its crispy covering, revealing the meaty surprise hidden within. A dose of delicious meat is what this often-called sausage is like. Give up the bread and load more on the meat. In the United Kingdom it is used for small sausages wrapped in bacon; in the United States it refers to hot dogs wrapped in pastry. Smaller versions of the dish are commonly served as an appetizer with a mustard dipping sauce, or are accompanied by other foods during the main course. The term “pigs in a blanket” often refers to hot dogs, Vienna sausages, cocktail sausages wrapped in biscuit dough, pancake, or croissant dough, and baked. The first pigs in a blanket occurred in Betty Crocker’s Cooking for Kids. You can also deep fry sausages rolled in pancakes, making them a delicious combination of breakfast and snack and you can serve them with bourbon maple syrup for dipping.

4. Fish And Chips

The fish is deep fried with the season’s best potato, served with salt and lemon, typically wrapped in yesterday’s newspaper, With the most delicious fresh fish in its waters, this country has to be the best place to eat seafood. Small vendors offer delicious fish and chips in small portions, perfect for a snack!

5. Meat Pies

Meat Pies
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This flaky dish is packed with various combinations of meat, available as a snack, or even a fancy meal. There is nothing quite like the smell and taste sensation. Pair it with gravy and mashed potatoes to have a filling meal  at the local vendor!

6. John Dory Fillets

John Dory is a delicious and one of the much-loved Australian snacks. A fish with delicate white flesh and a flaky texture. A saltwater fish, it has a mild, slightly sweet flavor, and can be served sautéed, baked, steamed, poached, or even coated in breadcrumbs and fried especially the ones with a dash of herbed oil. Often served with chips, salad, or even mashed potato.

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7. Dagwood Dog

Another food to taste in Australia is Dagwood Dog. Dagwood dog is a famous Australian festival must made of a hot dog on a stick that is dipped in batter, then deep-fried in hot oil. Before serving, the tip of Dagwood dog is typically dipped in tomato sauce, making it even tastier.

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8. Chiko Roll

Chiko Rolls are part of the Australian food culture. Australian version of spring rolls or egg rolls, with a variety of vegetables and beef as the stuffing. They are deep fried fast-food items, with a thick, almost chewy dough wrapper on them. The dough is made of egg and flour. Ingredients  are mutton, barley, cabbage, carrot, celery and rice, and seasonings. This stuffing often varies from shop to shop. Since it is one of the most easily available snacks, they are the easiest option for a hungry belly.

9. Crab Sticks

Crab Sticks
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Crab sticks are  finely pulverized white fish and a type of seafood made of starch.  small pieces of fish are dipped in batter and fried in the shape of crab legs. A fun dish to explore.

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10. Hamburger With Beetroot 

This Special Australian burger has a crispy beef patty, soft burger buns, veggies, and a slice of beetroot finishing it. They do have a slightly nutty flavour thanks to the ground cashews. The sautéed mushrooms, onions and garlic give them a nice “meaty” texture, something you can really sink your teeth into.

Whoever thought that street food didn’t look good on Australia’s elegant platter- think again. Experience the delicious aroma of the tasty sausage on the grill, the charred taste of burnt butter as it settles on your tongue, and the meatiness of the sausage justified by the juice that escapes out of it in your next Australia Tour packages with PickYourTrail


What are some vegan street foods found in Australia?

Lamingtons, Anzac Biscuits, Fairy Bread, Pies, Pavlova, Chiko Rolls, and Tim Tams are vegan options in the variety of street foods found in Australia.

Where are street foods available in Australia?

Adelaide Street Market, Queen Victoria Market, Marrickville Sydney, Ashville Sydney, and Chatwood have some iconic vendors selling mouthwatering Australian street food.

Are the street food meats in Australia safe to eat?

Yes, Australia has the internationally recognised status of being free from all major epidemic diseases of sheep and cattle, making the food prepared from these meats safe for consumption.

What drinks are unique to Australia?

Ginger Beer, Jagerbombs, Archie Rose, Bundaberg Brewed Beverages, 666 Vodka, Bundaberg Rum, Tooheys, and Goon are some of the best beverage options unique to Australia.

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