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Food inspiration

Need some inspiration to get you started on your Toowoomba Region food journey? Here are some options as a starter to help you find something to satisfy your tastebuds, no matter what you’re craving!

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Beers & burgers

Whether it’s a takeaway dinner to feed the family or a gastropub feed for a crowd, Toowoomba takes the combination of beers and burgers very seriously! Here is a selection of venues, with options for families, Sunday sessions and sports bar traditionalists.

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Bikes & bites

From easy, family-friendly rides to extreme downhill mountain biking options, Toowoomba is gaining a reputation as a haven for cyclists. To get you started, here are three local rides along with somewhere to get coffee or lunch afterwards.

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Breweries & distilleries

Grab a cold craft beer at the end of a long day or find your favourite spirits at a local artisan micro-distillery in the beautiful Toowoomba Region High Country. Here are a few options to get you started.

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Café culture

Toowoomba is serious about quality coffee and delicious food! From the best croissants outside of Paris to social enterprises supporting vulnerable young people, here’s a small selection of the amazing cafés in Toowoomba.

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Cellar doors

If you love a good glass of wine, the Toowoomba Region has an amazing selection of cellar doors! Ranging from full restaurant experiences to a roadside stand, check out these options to meet the makers behind some of the region’s best drops.

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Cocktail creations

Toowoomba’s nightlife has always included good old-fashioned country pubs, but there’s a slew of new bars popping up to offer options for lovers of cocktails. This selection includes French laneway lounges, Spanish tapas and rooftop bars.

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Country pubs

While the hospitality scene in Toowoomba is increasingly about cool cafes and bars, there will always be a place in our hears for a proper country pub meal! Here is a selection of traditional pubs in the region, serving cold ones and rump steaks generation after generation.

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Family foodies

Do you have a budding little foodie in your family? Luckily there’s a whole range of kid-friendly adventures in Toowoomba that are all about food and drink – from a 100 year old soft drink company to handmade chocolates. Get out and about for some family foodie exploring!

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Fill your esky

After the 2019/2020 summer bushfire season, there was a national push to head regionally and ‘fill your esky’ – meaning take a trip and buy local produce that supports the local economy. Lucky for you, the local produce in Toowoomba is world-class!

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Girls weekend

Want to spend a weekend away with the girls in Toowoomba? Why not try this 36 hour weekend itinerary!

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Local foodies guide

This itinerary has been put together to give you a taste of some local foodie finds. Featuring classic pubs, industrial cafes, chic hatted restaurants and more, you’ll be sure to return home full of food and memories.

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Although no longer a ‘country town’ Toowoomba has very strong ties to the local producers and farmers in the greater Darling Downs region. So it’s no wonder we’re serious about our meat! Here are a few local venues to get you started on your meatlovers journey.

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Multicultural tastes

Toowoomba is celebrated as a town that welcomes cultures from around the world and is a designated ‘refugee friendly zone.’ Our restaurants reflect this diversity and no matter what you’re in the mood for, you’ll find something to tempt your taste buds!

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Picnic foods

With public parks left, right and center – as well as foodie spots to stock up on supplies – Toowoomba is perhaps the perfect picnicking city (if we do say so ourselves!). Here are some places to fill your basket.

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Vegan friendly

For a whole host of reasons, people are making the switch to plant-based foods and looking for cafes and restaurants who will accommodate them. Toowoomba has more and more menus that are either completely vegan or vegan-friendly.

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Taste your way through the Toowoomba Region

From boutique laneway cafes, amazing street art, historic parks and local gourmet produce, the ‘Garden City’ is the perfect getaway to relax and enjoy the fresh air. Create your own gourmet food & wine adventure by using the South East Queensland Food Trails’ mapping tool!

Create your Toowoomba Region food trail