Alex Dalland

October is Good Food Month, and there is a world of exciting food events to experience across Sydney. Whether you’re in the mood for a particularly special dinner or just some quick and cheap eats, the world’s largest food festival has it all. We bring you Sydney Observer’s guide to Sydney’s ‘Good Food Month’.

Night Noodle Markets

One of the feature events of Good Food Month is the Night Noodle Markets – held in Hyde Park. With more food stalls than ever before, 2015 will be the biggest year so far for the markets. Experience a range of fantastic street stalls selling food from all across Asia.

Hyde Park, Sydney
When: October 8-25, 5pm-9pm (10pm Thurs-Sat, 11pm Fri)
Cost: Free Entry

Sydney Craft Beer Week
Over 70 bars and pubs across the city are participating in Sydney’s own Craft Beer Week. Head down to World Square (near Town Hall Station) and enjoy a drink or just some lessons on craft brewing from the experts behind Little Creatures Pale Ale. Special events will be running throughout the week.

Where: 680 George St, Sydney
When: October 17-25, 12pm-10pm
Cost: Free Entry

Norton Street Festa

One of Sydney’s most well-known Italian food streets will be hosting the ‘Norton Street Festa’, one of Australia’s largest street festivals. Featuring a range of fun activities for kids as well as a wide range of Italian cooking demonstrations from professional chefs and members of the community.

Where: Norton Street, Leichhardt
When: October 25, 10am-5pm
Cost: Free Entry

High Tea at Sea
Cruise across picturesque Sydney Harbour while enjoying finger foods such as Crystal Bay prawns on dill blini with crème fraiche, porcini, chili jam and pork sausage rolls, and chocolate-dipped strawberries. Ticket includes one complimentary glass of champagne.

Where: No. 6 Jetty, Circular Quay
When: Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout October, 2:30pm-3:45pm
Cost: $49 – for more information visit or call (02) 9206 1111

Beachside Wine & Cheese

For lovers of wine and cheese living north of the bridge, The Pantry at Manly offers a good range of cheese with a great view of the beach. Yalumba wine is included as part of Good Food Month’s ‘For the Love of Wine and Cheese’ event.

Where: The Pantry – Ocean Promenade, North Steyne, Manly
When: All October (closed Sundays), 12pm-11pm
Cost: $32

Marvels of Molecular Gastronomy
As part of Good Food Month, there are a range of masterclasses being run across Sydney. This class, run by culinary school the William Angliss Institute, focuses on how physics and chemistry can be used to create a multi-sensory cooking experience and is excellent for beginners.

Where: Ground Floor, 26 Waterloo St, Surry Hills
When: October 29, 6pm-8pm
Cost: $50 – booking via is essential