What are Traditional Australian Foods?

Fun fact: Australia is one of the few countries that eat their own emblem.

As a multicultural country, the cuisine in Australia is diverse and includes meals from different countries and cultures.

Some of the popular foods considered Australians are:

Meat pie

Meat pies

Assortment of meat pies in a bakery by freefoodphotos.com is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

This is without a doubt a favorite one of all Aussies. The meat pie can be mince meat or chunks of beef in a gravy sauce, all covered by a golden pastry. They can be found in different sizes and can also have different fillings.

The meat pie is a meal to have while watching an AFL game on the weekend. Always with its good dose of tomato sauce on top.




Passionfruit and chocolate lamingtons photo by Denis Wong (Flickr.com/ Creative Commons)

Lamingtons are bite size sponge cage coated on chocolate and coconut flakes. If you think that sounds delicious, let me tell you that Australians cut the lamingtons in half and add a layer of strawberry jam and fresh whipped cream…super yum!

This popular dessert can be found in every bakery and supermarkets. Great for that much needed afternoon sugar hit.





It is hard to resist to this Aussie dessert. It is the perfect summer treat.

Pavlova is meringue with a very soft center, has whipped cream on top, then a layer of fresh fruit (normally mixed berries), all this drizzled with passion fruit pulp.


Fish and chips

Fish and chips

Fish and chips

Sunny and hot Australian days are better spent with a plate of fish and chips.

This popular dish is commonly a very casual meal, the one everyone gets at the beach.

There are local shops in every suburb with a ‘Fish and Chips’ shop which is pretty much all the food they sell.


Tim Tams

They are two chocolate biscuits combined in a sandwich with cream and chocolate in the middle and coated in more chocolate.

Tim tams are huge in Australia, they can be found in any supermarket and there is a big range of flavours to choose from.


Anzac biscuits

anzac biscuits

Freshly baked anzac cookies on tray by freefoodphotos.com is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

These delicious bikkie, as people in Australia would say, are considered one of the most traditional foods.

They are made of rolled oats, butter, sugar and golden syrup. Yes, they sound tasty, yes, they are terrific.

It is commonly to have them on Anzac Day but are not only a seasonal food. They can be found on every supermarket all year round.

Fairy bread

Australian fairy bread by freefoodphotos.com is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

Whoever has grownup in Australia knows fairy bread. It is a must snack at a kids parties.

Consists in a piece of white bread with butter, topped with hundreds & thousands.


Lamb roast

lamb roast

lamb roast

Mmm, mmm, mmm… The five stars meal.

Usually the roast is a favourites of families get together and it is accompanied of roasted vegetables. And it is served with a gravy sauce.





If you are an Aussie you sure love Vegemite and if you are not, well, you don’t really love it.

Vegemite is a unique spread of very dark brown colour, salty flavour and strong smell.

People have it for breakfast on a piece of toast or combined with cheese.


2 thoughts on “What are Traditional Australian Foods?

  1. tbehr2017 says:

    Love the post but I haven’t seen passion fruit lamington (yum!) very fancy.
    You left out chocolate crackles!!!x

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