Aboriginal eats

We're spending more time around the kitchen table than dining out right now, but it's possible to take a gastronomic journey through Australia's tasty native bush ingredients – without leaving your home.

Some of Melbourne and Victoria's finest eateries have reinvented themselves to offer take away and home delivery options during the coronavirus restrictions. So sharpen those tastebuds, support local restaurants, and enjoy our native flavours, delivered to your doorstep.

Treat yourself to culinary creations inspired by Indigenous flavours and native ingredients at acclaimed social enterprise restaurant Charcoal Lane in Fitzroy – plate up chargrilled kangaroo chorizo spaghetti, stir-fried wallaby, or perhaps some lemon myrtle saganaki sliders.

Yarraville's Mabu Mabu has launched its 'business as (un)usual' Mabu Mabu Tuck Shop, replete with pick-up and local delivery. Sample kangaroo tail bourguignon, or stock up on pantry items, such as organic bush tomato sauce and strawberry gum spice. 

On the Mornington Peninsula, Rosebud's Cooee Cafe keeps the flavour coming with take away coffee, burgers, salads and sweets ready for pick-up. Nestle into autumn with contemporary classics pepped up with Indigenous flavours. Fancy a little Davidson plum and finger lime in your healthy shake? Or warm up with bush tomato soup and crocodile curry.

Doors will reopen on these Indigenous-inspired cafes and restaurants, and the cafes at GLaWAC, Brambuk and Narana Aboriginal cultural centres. Until then, keep ordering and stay tuned.

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