You're even on to a good thing with snacks-to-go in this city. Here are our top picks of things to put in your lunch pail...
First published on 8 Mar 2013. Updated on 28 Mar 2013.
Kenzan @ GPO You get a fish-filled rice cylinder and separate seaweed nori sheet for a wrap-it-yo-self sushi roll with extra crackling crispness.
Purple Peanuts Brown rice sushi! The trend started here and they’re still the kings of healthy sashimi and Japanese salads.
J Café Sushi, burger-style. Crisp tempura or raw spicy salmon is served sandwiched between two sticky rice disks.
Gas Beetroot, raisins, fennel and labne. Cumin, almonds, freekah and beans. All the good things make the Gas Middle Eastern salad parties pop.
Le Cellier A massive medley of great gear, such as asparagus tips and dill in vinaigrette, serves two for $10.
Threefold Heaving platters of nut and pulse-filled salads hit the bench daily. Pick three, or upgrade with a rabbit terrine.
Beatrix Follow their Facebook for the daily bread situation, but hope for the Bay of Pigs. It’s a pork-on-pork smash-up of porchetta (rolled roast) and leg ham with melting pecorino cheese kept sharp by zucchini pickles à la Zuni Café, San Francisco. The best.
Silo by Joost Fat sambos with smoked cheddar, or corned beef on bread they made from scratch – they even mill the flour!
Earl Canteen Chicken, peas and crisps on a bun! So English. So awesome. We die.
Nama Nama Ox-tongue rice paper rolls, pickles and pork char siu– that’s some premium pick’n’mix bento. Add miso for $2.
Don Don Teriyaki chicken within spitting distance of the State Library lawn.
Soul Soup Chances are it'll be zucchini, thyme, honey and lentil over plain pumpkin and it’ll also be at the fairly studenty price of $7.90.
Pho Chu The We can’t go past these guys for a fast pho fix, packing proper fragrant broth, tender beef, and a non-stingy thatch of herbs – ace.
Shimbashi Soba Springy buckwheat noodles for miso broth are made here daily and you get a free waiting snack of spinach dashed with dashi.