Articles and recipes

Discover the naturally refreshing flavours of the Sunshine Coast. We'll be publishing recipes from the region's chefs, interviews with our producers and tips on sensational food experiences. 

Buns with barbecued pork belly and chilli jam

These are lovely little treats for a light lunch. If preferred, the pork can be marinated overnight, then barbecued on the day you are serving the dish.

Buns with Barbecued Pork Belly and Chilli Jam

 

Best breakfasts on the Sunshine Coast

Our search for the best breakfast on the Sunshine Coast has taken us through many a plate of poached eggs and stack of pancakes.Sweet or savoury, fried or scrambled, these are the start-of-the-day meals we roll out of bed for.

Breakfast Sunshine Coast

 

Ginger and native barramundi

Easy-to-make and bursting with flavour, these delicious fish and ginger parcels from Peter Wolfe, the free-ranging chef, are pefect for a light, summer meal. 

 

10 Sunshine Coast bars you must visit

Our glorious Coast is also blessed with a bevvie of brilliant bars in which to wet your whistle. From cruisy beer gardens to intimate, dimly-lit lounges, here are some of the best bars on the Sunshine Coast that you NEED to visit.

 

Strawberry and macadamia crostata

This delicious strawberry dessert from The Long Apron chef, Cameron Matthews, will send your tastebuds into a happy dance! Serve with generous portions of whipped Maleny cream for a truly scrumptious Sunshine Coast dessert. 

Mooloolaba prawns and green mango salad

Executive Chef of Noosa Boathouse, Shane Bailey has a passion for local produce and is a huge supporter of local farmers and of all things Queensland. You'll love this delicious salad made using the region's renowned Mooloolaba prawns. It's light, tasty and is sure to become a summer favourite. Enjoy!

Winner, winner, Sunshine Coast dinner

Well, if it wasn’t official it is now. The Sunshine Coast is one of Australia’s hottest foodie destinations. Two (yes, two!) of the region’s leading restaurants have just been named in TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Restaurants in the land.

Tumeric pannacotta typifies the contemporary Asian flavours that star at Spirit House. Combined with exceptional staff and enthusiastic chefs, it's a destination for lovers of all things Asian.
Tumeric pannacotta typifies the contemporary Asian flavours that star at Spirit House. Combined with exceptional staff and enthusiastic chefs, it's a destination for lovers of all things Asian.

Discover the Gympie region's fresh food and produce markets

Spend some time browsing through the various stalls laden with locally grown and organic produce fresh from the farm gate, freshly baked goodies and hand-made creations.

Peter Kuruvita's Banana and honey souffle

A delicious dessert that will hit your sweet spot.

Flame Hill Grape Stomp

The vineyard’s signature event is like no other, giving the visitor an opportunity to experience a real harvest on a real working farm.

The Sunshine Coast cheese circuit

A visit to the rich dairying countryside of the Sunshine Coast is a must-do for lovers of cheese.