Food Drink

A Guide To The Best Eats On Halifax Street

Why foodies are falling for Halifax Street.

We know what you’re thinking, Halifax street? A hub for foodies? Bare with us. There’s actually so many amazing feasts to devour wandering up and down this inconspicuous inner city street. Plus, the tree lined pavements are just lovely to meander down when the sun is peaking through the clouds. Keep a special eye out for hints of stunning street art too while you’re on your mission to fill your bellies.

Here’s our hot picks for perfect Halifax food locations, PLUS our fave dishes at each. We’ve literally made it as simple as possible without picking you up and taking you there ourselves. And trust us, you don’t want that. Also trust Uber. They’re better at parking.

Balaboosta. 289 Halifax St.

This little bad boy came along a few short years ago and has quickly found its way into city siders’ hearts. With a mama in the kitchen and a wood oven out the back this middle eastern cross Mediterranean spot kicks serious food goals. It’s a pretty diverse location, perfect for whether you need a spot from brunch (try the baked eggs), a family lunch or a place to grab dinner and drinks with the girls. Hot baked bread from the oven will have you quietly groaning. Glam top dish: Samaki Harra (oven-baked Barramundi with tahini, lemon and chilli) or the Knefeh

Etica: Pizza al Taglio. 84 Halifax St.

The brand new love child of those that have brought us the pizza magic of Etica. Don’t be put off by the giant (well, actually, real life normal) sized cow hanging from the roof by the hind hooves that meets you at the entrance. This is an ode to honesty and transparency about the origin of the delicious food provided here at Etica 2.0. You’d be a fool to go past the pizza, it’s in the name after all but their other dishes are just as spectacular. And don’t even get us started on those magnificent Italian desserts. Yum. A great start to a night out or a spot to spend hours unwinding over great vino. Glam top dish: Bianca neve (pizza with prawns, cheese and zucchini)

Greek on Halifax. 75/79 Halifax St.

Opa! This place is an adelaide institution. There’s no better moussaka in the city to devour (sorry Yiayia) If you aren’t lucky enough to have Greek heritage, a Greek hubby or a plane ticket to Athens booked then this is the place to immerse yourself in some true Greek culture. Those indulgent rich dishes are the perfect way to warm a winters’ day but come summer you’ll be surprised by the fresh and zesty flavours too. Authentic recipes served with a smile and a classy wine list. Glam top dish: Traditional Mousakka

Panacea. 72 – 74 Halifax St.

Long term tapas fave, how could you go past Panacea? Whether you’re after an intimate date night spot or a great location for a group meal, they’ve got you covered. The quaint courtyard with trees growing in it is never too hot or cold or rainy, no matter the season but always has the perfect courtyard dining ambience.We always recommend heading here with plenty of friends, then you get to taste a plethora of plates. Everything is good. Seriously, everything. They’ve also got some gorgeous street art adorning the outer wall. Just to make sure you can’t miss it! Glam top dish: Twice cooked duck leg, baby carrots, toasted corn purée, cranberry jus

The Rob Roy. 106 Halifax St.

A historic pub setting but with modern flair. The Victorian-era building holds so much charm, as do the staff that occupy the back bar. Here you can find a great range of local bevvies but also a food menu that would make most suburban pubs jealous. Get all your classic pub fare, done to perfection, of course; but also a great range of modern classics too. There’s a mighty selection of burgers, several adventurous salads (step aside old Caesar) and even a whole section dedicated to potatoes. Now that’s what we’re talking about! They also hold a host of foodie centred and boozy educated events to get your tastebuds tingling so watch their socials for the updates.
Glam top dish: Potato Skins & confit garlic aioli or Quinoa & Pomegranate Salad

Photography by Matthew Kroker 

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