Om nom nom your way around Hobart

Calling all foodies - we've got a list of the tastiest places to eat in the tastiest capital city in Australia - Hobart!

In our humble opinion, Tasmania is definitely the tastiest state in Australia. So if you happen to find yourself in the capital of the Apple Isle any time soon, you’re going to want to eat alllllll of the ah-may-zing food Hobart has to offer, but where to start? Start with this article here.

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Salamanca and Farm Gate Markets

In Hobart for the weekend? Salamanca and Farm Gate Markets are going to be your best friend as Salamanca runs on Saturday and Farm Gate on Sunday, so you’re covered for the weekend. They sell the freshest produce and the trucks sell the tastiest food for brekkie and lunch – using said fresh produce. Winner winner chicken dinner.

Cygnet Woodhouse Bakery

Okay this one is a bit out of Hobart but it is well worth the trip. Cygnet Woodhouse Bakery is nestled in the Huon Valley and bakes everything – including their jams – in their wood fire oven built by the baker and owner. Munch on flaky buttery croissants, meat pies, sausage rolls, cakes and tarts, all handmade with love. 

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Pigeon Hole Café

A farm to table breakfast and lunch experience, Pigeon Hole Café uses whatever they can from Weston Farm Produce (the farm is owned by Pigeon Hole’s owners) and sources everything else from local Tassie producers, so you know the ingredients are going to be A+. The meals are pretty damn good too, plus you can buy the farm’s preserves in the café.

Flippers Seafood

You can’t come to Hobart without trying the seafood and Flippers is the best place to get the freshest seafood without breaking the bank. Go to the waterfront and look for the floating fish and chip shop with the most people in front of it. Trust us, it’s worth the wait.

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Franklin Bar & Restaurant

Stumbling distance from Hobart Central YHA – perfect after you’ve had one too many cocktails – Franklin likes to wood roast most of their dishes in a ten-tonne wood fire oven. Ever had wood roasted pigeon? Wood roasted octopus? Prepare for your stomach for a culinary adventure.

The Source at MONA

Self-proclaimed as the “swankiest restaurant” at MONA, the Source at MONA defies gourmet food expectations. The food is locally and seasonally sourced plus the menu can change daily on the whim of the chef. You’ll never have another meal like one here.

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Ready to om nom nom your way around Hobart? Well make sure you book your bed at Hobart Central YHA – their beds are super comfy, which will come in handy when you have a massive food baby and your pants feel uncomfortably tight.

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