For a small island state, Tasmania packs some serious punch when it comes to food and wine. It’s eateries, bars, restaurants, farmers markets, wineries and distilleries make up a scene that’s practically bursting at the seams with one-of-a-kind experiences. Here are ten of our favourite spots to visit when you’re next in Tassie.
Hobart’s Salamanca Place is famous for its sprawling Saturday markets showcasing local artisans, craftsmen and producers, but if you’re a foodie, make the lesser known Farm Gate Market your priority. Held every Sunday between 8.30am and 1.30pm, the market takes over Bathurst Street in the CBD, filling the city with the smell of fresh coffee, doughnuts and freshly baked bread. Stock up on fresh fruit, pastries and pantry items, all locally grown and produced.
The coolest café
Hobart may not have the graffiti-covered laneways or the hordes of hipsters, but its newest café is straight out of Melbourne. Appropriately named Born in Brunswick, the café opened just a few months ago and is a study in white marble, pale Nordic timber and leafy greenery. Ex-MasterChef contestant Con Vailas, buddy Ben Korkmaz and up-and-coming chef Josh Retzer are bringing pour overs, superfood smoothies and deconstructed dishes to the Hobart brunch scene.