Fresh tropical fruit, vegan eateries and catch-of-the day fish: Surfers Paradise has plenty to offer to foodies who stop by its beaches. Here are my top picks from the area.
Can fruit be as indulgent and filling as an English breakfast? Hell yeah. Enter Elston‘s fruit board ($18), made of tasty freeze-dried berries, fresh rock melon, honey dew and watermelon with bananas on the side. This giant-sized dish comes in the shape of a cheese board, with none of the dairy or the guilt.
Lunch: Latitude 28
Remember the frozen calamari they served you at the pub? They’re not a thing at Latitude 28. Get yourself a plate of real fried calamari coming from the Queensland shores at Latitude for $26.90: they come with seasonal salads, greens and potatoes. Plus, you can add just-baked gooey brownies to your meal for just $4.50.
A 100 per cent vegan Indian fresh salad bar with an all-you-can-eat buffet for just $14.95: what more could you want after a tiring day out surfing and tanning? Everything at Govinda’s is a treat for vegans and non-vegans alike and it doesn’t make you regret the lack of meat and dairy. Feeling peckish? Add a date and caramel slice for $6, a healthy and house-made top-notch dessert.
Drink: House of Brews
32 beers on tap, all Australian and quirky, changing monthly. Think eggnog stout, mango pale ale or no-carb lager: the House of Brews caters for everyone. Plus, these signs on the walls show that breweries aren’t just for dudes.
Pictures: Carolina Are