If you would like to get into the nitty gritty of the Victoria food scene,take a trip off the beaten track.
The first stop is down to the Inner Harbor and visit Red Fish Blue Fish,in an up-cycled cargo container on the Pier. Get a “Tacone” a hand rolled taco with the freshest fish around and a chilli adobo sauce.
From there, head up into Fort Street, for a delicious pastry from the old school Dutch Bakery, they are known for melt in your mouth Vanilla Slices. Further up the drag is
Crust Bakery. They serve to die for Creme Brulee, amongst other goodies.
By now, you are ready for a Coffee to recharge your soul. Head onto Blanshard and you will find Discovery Coffee. They roast their own beans and offer everything coffee.
My favourite, a full bodied Americano on the outside patio, while people- watching.
After a day of sightseeing and exploring there are numerous Dinner choices. For some Italian Flavour, head over to Cook Street. There you will find Pizza Prima Strada for their wood fired Pizza. Sink your teeth into the “Ruccola de crudo” the freshest tomato and Mozzerella with Prosciutto and Arugula.
The newest kid on the block, in the Victoria scene is Little Jumbo. They have a good Craft Beer selection and fresh Cocktails. If you are adventrous go for the “S’mores Cocktail” Feeling peckish,they have share plates to enjoy with your drinks.
Victorians love their breakfast and here are some of the best the city has to offer.
The Blue Fox on Fort Street, has lines up for their breakfasts,it is that good.Try their Cinamon scented French toast smothered in vanilla sour cream sauce and fresh orange segments. In the other direction, head over to Jam Cafe. Their Pork Belly Benedict is off the charts.
We have barely scratched the surface on Victoria’s growing food scene. For the avid foodie take the time to seek out what the city has to offer. From the growing food truck vendors to local eateries, the choices are endless.
“Pull up a chair. Take a taste.Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious”- Ruth Reichl.