When we set out to find the best food in FNQ for the love of our own stomachs we had no idea we had literally bitten off more than we could chew and before we knew it a full blown Foodie Adventure had begun.....
It's fair to say that when it comes to food - everybody has an opinion! And even more fair to say that food habits create mini cults - like one of my favourite ones - I HATE CORRIANDER - yep I belong to that Corriander Hating Cult (haha) and I can already hear the people who disagree with me on this topic - the ones who are going to cringe when I call it the devils herb.
Food indeed sparks debate! Food brings people together! Food creates love! Food also separates us!
Isn't it a powerful topic!
Eat it - Don't eat it - we can argue all day and still feel satisfied that we have filled some empty void in our stomach.
Anyways let's get forkin fresh on the topic and talk your favourites - HIT are looking for YOUR OPINION on the grand ol food topic - The FNQ FOODIE FAVE AWARDS are here and you get to nominate and vote on all the hidden treasures and not so hidden here in the Far North - the places that make you drool and send you late night cravings just thinking about them.
1. FAVOURITE CAFE
You know that place that just does a forkin good job of everything they do from the food to the staff and even their customers are the top notch of people who do food and do it well.
2. FAVOURITE COFFEE
Which place in Cairns serves the best Coffee - your survival juice, that stuff that keeps us going that many of us don't know how to live without. But let's be real - not everywhere does good coffee and we all have a favourite!
3. FAVOURITE BURGER
Burgers are literally life! Regardless of what you like on them - I think everyone in the World can agree we all love something smacked two buns and served up with some sauce! Where does you best?
4. FAVOURITE PIZZA
We're taking a break from hardcore radio and dedicating our life to testing pizza - what a job right! Who is with us! You know that food that gets you out of bed late at night for sneaky seconds from the fridge - not much has the power to drive me out of bed but pizza is on that list. So where is your favourite?
5. FAVOURITE FISH & CHIPS
A childhood memory like no other - everyone remembers weekends going down to the corner shop to pick up some fish & chips and your parents would tell you about the good ol' days when it was wrapped in newspaper and how times have changed! Well this isn't entirely true - we know there are some banging fish & chip joints - who still does it like the good ol days?
6. BEST VEGAN OPTION
It is all the rage - plant based options and who does it well as no one wants a few leaves in a bowl seasoned with some water. Creativity is now off the charts and the competition stakes are high with this food trend impressing even our most carnivore-minded friends. Where is the best Vegan Options - we are sure the food will literally jump up to tell us and vote on the topic.
7. FAVOURITE DESSERT
Sweet sweet baby jesus - for the love of sugar - seriously cover me in sugar and let me die a slow death of the coma it will induce! Can you tell there is a little sweet tooth monster under this tough exterior? Where can I indulge in all the best sweets and treats? Where!!! Don't hold back!!!
8. FAVOURITE SMOOTHIE
I am pretty sure it is an absolute trend these days of who can blend up the strangest concoctions of exotic berries, foreign herbs and whatever else sounds cool to make for a love-making session in our mouths and literally some of these magic potions change your life for moments. So who does your favourite smoothies and juices?
9. FAVOURITE ASIAN TAKE-OUT
There is something amazingly cultural about food from around the World available in our own city and FNQ does this well with some of the longest standing and truly incredible tastes of Asia - so we want to know who is your Favourite!
10. FAVOURITE CUSTOMER SERVICE
People! I think it is fair to say - service is everything when you go to a place - it is what seasons your experience and shapes the way you enjoy your food. This category is special - you can nominate a individual or the whole team from a business.
And just like this - HITEATS FOODIE FAVES were born to celebrate the incredible food culture we have here in FNQ and to celebrate those who do it best in your eyes.
Tune into our Facebook tomorrow from 5pm for details on how to nominate your favourites.
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