Our abridged, meal-by-meal guide to where and what to eat now.
Bacon, maple, and pumpkin tart at Pinbone Slide up to the bar for a flat white—the Aussie spin on a latte—and this sensational pastry crowned with thick, maple-glazed bacon. $11.
Family-style som tum at Samosorn The local heroes behind Haymarket hot spot Chat Thai have opened a hawker stall at Pitt Street Mall that peddles regional Isaan fare. Among the accoutrements on their supersize papaya salad: pickles, cracklings, and house-made pork sausage. $23.
Caviar, potato, and sauce allemande at Rockpool Neil Perry’s mainstay has moved to a glam space downtown, with a tasting menu to match. One highlight: this poached egg veiled in a crisp potato cage, drizzled in shellfish-tinged velouté, and topped with sturgeon roe. $116 for dinner.
Rye tacos at Café Paci What happens when a Finnish chef takes over a former Mexican bar for a yearlong pop-up? Rye tortillas filled with rice pudding, buttery eggs, and a smattering of chives. It’s a cultural collision that somehow works. $3.75 for two tacos.
For the Flight Home
Gingerbread at Flour & Stone After 10 years in classical French kitchens, star baker Nadine Ingram has a new home for her beloved recipes. Pick up a bag of her fresh-from-the-oven gingerbread cookies, hand-painted in a rotating roster of whimsical designs. $4 each.
Moon pie at Moon Park Locals are obsessing over the deconstructed moon pie at this Korean-inspired Redfern gem. The game-changing twist: a thin layer of ginger jelly, to offset the sweetness of white chocolate pudding, prunes, and torched marshmallows. $13.
$ Less than $25
$$ $25 to $75
$$$ $75 to $150
$$$$ More than $150