Looking to explore Sydney's epic food scene but want to stick to a new-year budget? We've got you covered! We created this list with the Adrift staff's top picks in and around the harbour city so you can be eating out (on a budget!) all year long! Let us know your favourite lunch or brunch spots in your own city down below in the comments, or over on our Instagram @adriftclothing.
1. South Dowling Sandwiches, Darlinghurst
Looking for the greatest sandwich in Sydney? Look no further than South Dowling Sandwiches in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs. Seating is limited so opt for the takeaway option and go for a stroll down leafy Dowling Street to find somewhere to sit. A personal favourite is 'The Justin' sandwich... you'll have to check it out and let us know what you think.
2. Ryo's Ramen, Crow's Nest
Ryo's Ramen in Sydney's leafy north shore consistently has lines out the door, and for good reason! Their famous ramen is to die for. Whether you love spicy ramen, gyoza or Japanese fried chicken, there's sure to be something here you'll love.
3. Thirsty Bird, Newtown
For all things incredible fried chicken, you have to check out Thirsty Bird in Potts Point! These guys are serious about their chicken, so you can rest assured that every bite will be delicious. For a snack option, try the wings and chips, or go all out and order a burger!
4. Pizza Fritta 180, Surry Hills
For a unique take on traditional Italian pizza, check out the guys at Pizza Fritta in Surry Hills! These guys make the most incredible calzone in Sydney, it's a must-try! Our favourites are the Nona Rosa and the Sophia Loren!
5. Bahn Mi Bay Ngo, Bankstown
Sydney has some incredible bahn mi spots all around the city, but Bahn Mi Bay Ngo is a special one! Right in the middle of Bankstown's Vietnamese area, this simple shop does the famous sandwiches justice! Grab a takeaway baguette and go for a stroll around the area to discover more Vietnamese delicacies.
6. Out of the Blue, Clovelly
For some of the best takeaway fish and chips in the city, check out Out of the Blue in Sydney's beautiful eastern suburb's beaches. We love the classic grilled fish and chips, but their burger's are also amazing! You can't beat fish chips in the harbour city.
7. Italian Street Kitchen, Neutral Bay
We couldn't finish this list without sneaking in an incredible pasta spot in Sydney! Italian Street Kitchen does amazing pasta dishes and incredible woodfire pizza too. These guys are serious about their food, so make sure to arrive with an empty stomach so you can fill up on all their delicious dishes.