Slide N Shake Gordon
Slide n Shake’s name might be self explanatory, they do sliders and shakes, but their taste is far from predictable. The menu pinches the traditional American slider but makes them Aussie by using locally sourced produce and ingredients. This kid-friendly diner also has miniature kid-sized tables for the little ones to enjoy their already miniature burgers (sliders!).
Lindfield’s Gelatiamo has all bases covered, whether you’re after a warm homemade soup on a chilly day or a refreshing scoop or 3 of their gelato. This award-winning gelateria has good gelato (duh) but they also offer a slew of other savory bites that may just tempt you away from the sweet side.
Monkey King Thai Restaurant Lindfield
Head to Thailand and you’ll find that street food is everywhere. It’s quick and tasty and Monkey King Thai aims to bring that same convenience to Lindfield locals. This isn’t your standard cookie-cut Thai restaurant though. Monkey King merges street food with fine dining to create a mod-Thai mix that wins over the most discerning North Shore locals.
Inspired after her time in Europe, Vicky Jorgensen, the owner of D’lish wanted to open a food store that reflected her experiences and the connection she had made with regional food. A catering business as well as a brick-and-mortar deli-style takeaway joint, D’lish serves up gourmet goodies to grab and go as well as fine-food pantry fillers.
Forget farm to table, enter Olympia’s “Sea to plate philosophy. This St Ives shop’s mantra has driven what they do for over 40 years and their fresh seafood is testament to that. Buy a fillet to take home, or let them cook one up for you, in cholesterol free oil only! We’re down! (and apparently our cholesterol levels will be too!)
Chargrill Charlie's St Ives
Despite being a well-established chain all over Sydney with stores from the east to the west, we think that if you head up north, you might just find their best outpost in St Ives. Don’t let anyone in on the secret though, because we want all the delicious charcoal chicken to ourselves! If the secret does get out though, this one has ample tables and chairs, so we suppose there’s room for everyone.
Authentic Japanese sushi with quick service, perfect to drop in while you’re shopping in the St Ives village. Ask anyone who lives in the area, and they’ll sing high praise for this local sushi joint, be if for their sashimi, karaage or tempura veggies – we mean, who doesn’t love their vegetables battered and deep fried? These guys do it darn well.
La Stazione Bakery
The bread is the hero here. Not only on the shelves, but on their menu too. Want their wholegrain sourdough right now? Have it to sandwich your bacon and egg roll. Eyeing off a little brioche roll? They’ll use it to make your sandwich. Just want their pane de casa with a slathering of butter? You got it!
Base and Burger - Turramurra
Meat, seafood and vegetarian pizzas with a gourmet edge. Feeling more like a burger? This boutique takeaway joint will hook you up with classic Aussie burgers, that are a touch fancy. They also support local schools and give back to the Turramurra community in more ways than just keeping them well fed!
One of the best bakeries on the North Shore, Bonjour French Patisserie bakes their pastries and bread on site daily which are then displayed beautifully across their quaint store. It’s hard to not start eating with your eyes when you first walk in, so grab a seat straight away and satisfy your cronut cravings.
Gourmet takeaway joint at the heart of the Wahroonga shops. School kids frequent it for their devilishly good wedges, but adults enjoy their dinner packs for those nights in need of a DIY fuss-free dinner fix. Their seasonal salad selection is also ridiculously delicious. Trust us, no sad salads here.
Campos coffee is on offer at this Wahroonga favourite, alongside delicious pastas, salads, sandwiches and wraps. Perfect to grab a takeaway lunch, or a family size lasagna to take home for dinner. They also have a ‘happy hour’ for pasta, which sounds like a pretty fabulous idea to us.