There’s no denying it – Hobart has very quickly shot to the top of the foodies list. With lush fertile surroundings where local is everything, Tasmanian produce is highly sought after all across Australia and I was lucky enough to enjoy some right where it was produced.
The Source at Mona has cheese and wine second to none, where Jackson and I shared some homemade sourdough bread and dips and Bruny Island cheese. It was a nice spot to unwind and relax after hours strolling through Mona and the lunch items here looked quite nice. We had to restrain ourselves as we had dinner booked at Frank that evening.
Frank is inspired by Southern American influences and you’ll find tasty fodder such as flank steak with a spicy chimichurri, white fish and prawn ceviche and blackened carrots with labneh, oregano and whole lemon dressing (amazing). We arrived and I enjoyed a pisco sour at the bar until our table was ready and we dined under dimly lit low hanging rings of light and our taste buds were whisked away to South America. (Please excuse the image below – the lighting was extremely low and orange!)
The Salamanca Markets is a must-do for anyone visiting Hobart. The intoxicating smells wafting from stalls serving homemade pies, hot jam donuts, Oysters (yes!) and woodfire pizzas make for hard breakfast decisions. I opted for a large slice of haloumi pesto pizza with a balsamic drizzle and oh boy. As soon as I bit into the salty haloumi, punchy pesto and sweet balsamic vinegar on a smoky wood fired crust I knew I made the absolute right choice.
Jackman and McRoss had been on my radar for a long time. I first saw a picture of this dreamy bakery on Instagram yonks ago and it soon became the driver for my trip to Hobart. Am I silly for being so motivated by bread? Probably.
The bakery is one of Hobart’s oldest and most renowned and for good measure. Jackson and I walked to the one in Battery Point (the city shop wasn’t open on the weekend) and awaiting our arrival was lush lamingtons and flaky pastries galore. We packed a box full of tasty sweets for our road trip. For what to do in Hobart, check out part 1 of this series.
Speaking of Markets – The Salamanca Market was cool but for a foodies dream head to the Farmgate Markets on Bathurst St on a Sunday Morning. Sourdough donuts (yes!), Spikey Bridge Peanut Butter and food trucks galore this market is where you will go into sensory overload and want to eat all. the. things.
Perhaps one of the tastiest experiences I had in Tasmania (but was out of Hobart) was the epic cheese platter from the Pumphouse Hotel. We had a vintage cheddar, a local sopressa salami, grainy mustard, bitey pickels and the creamiest Bruny Island Brie you’ve ever enjoyed. If you are after a special spot to go and unwind, let this be it for the larder available was delicious.
For things to do in Tasmania, click here.
Have you been to Tasmania or Hobart? What was your favourite experience?