Where to find gifts for your food-loving friend in Brisbane City - Visit Brisbane


Where to find gifts for your food-loving friend in Brisbane City

Need a unique gift idea for the foodie in your life? We’ve hunted down the most scrumptious gifts and experiences for food lovers around The City. There's something for all budgets and tastes in our foodie gift guide.

Biome, Adelaide St

For a creative gift, look no further than Biome’s make-your-own kits. The kombucha and baked goods kits are our picks of the range but there’s also mushrooms, microgreens, fermented produce and more. Biome also stocks kitchen utensils such as reusable coffee cups, bottles, beeswax wraps and cutlery for on the go – so your foodie friend can be eco conscious when grabbing take out.

Noosa Chocolate Factory, Adelaide Street

Don’t be fooled by the name – The City is proud to house three Noosa Chocolate Factory stores, including the flagship store at 144 Adelaide St. When it comes to choosing a sweet treat from our favourite chocolatiers, rest assured there is no right or wrong option. Locals and tourists alike flood the stores daily to experience a forever-changing self-service menu of decadent delights including chocolate coated freeze-dried strawberries, chocolate honeycomb and the Noosa Chocolate Factory’s signature product, fresh rocky road.

Monsterthreads, Adelaide St

Some people treat themselves to the foods they love, then there are those of us who wear our food on our sleeves, or ah, well, ears. These kinds of dedicated foodies will appreciate the food-themed earrings in-store at Monsterthreads. You’ll also find a whole other range of food-related items like water bottles, reusable coffee cups, corkscrews, coasters and more.

High Tea, Treasury Heritage Hotel

Treasury Heritage Hotel in The City is a Queensland icon, and its weekend high tea offering is fast becoming an institution unto itself. Freshly made onsite by Treasury’s talented team of pastry chefs, rally your nearest and dearest for an afternoon of sweet and savoury bliss in the sunlit surrounds of The Lab Restaurant and Bar.  

Award-winning dining experiences, various locations

Give the gift of fine dining with a gift voucher to one of Australia’s top restaurants. The City proudly boasts many world-class dining experiences. For a truly unforgettable night out, be sure to check out Alchemy, Donna Chang, Three Blue Ducks and Blackbird. For more fine dining options see our list here.

Room with Roses, Brisbane Arcade

Room With Roses

In addition to housing one of Australia’s most charming high tea experiences (nominated by Vogue Living as top five in the country), Room with Roses in Brisbane Arcade also offers a tremendous range of affordable gifts. For sweet tooths, the Hot Chocolate Spoons ($4) are a great choice.

Brisbane City Markets, Reddacliff Place 

Every Wednesday, Reddacliff Place outside Treasury Casino transforms into a big, bustling outdoor food market, showcasing Queensland’s best produce and artisan products. The Brisbane City Markets is an institution for local foodies, who travel from all over for their weekly fresh food fix.

Riverside at the Gardens Markets, City Botanic Gardens 

Riverside Gardens Market, City Botanic Gardens

The City’s beautiful heritage Botanic Gardens provide a picturesque backdrop on Sundays for the Riverside at the Gardens Markets (formerly Riverside Markets at Eagle Street Pier); an open-air extravaganza of farm-fresh produce, unique local crafts, fashion, jewellery, homewares and surprising gift ideas. Grab your coffee or fresh juice fix at one of numerous street-side vendors and browse to your heart’s content. Pro-tip: Discounted parking is available for those wanting to travel in for the markets.

Dello Mano, Tattersall’s Arcade

Brisbane brownie masters Dello Mano began as a single market stall at the Jan Powers Farmers Markets in 2006, quickly blossoming into one of Australia’s most celebrated bakehouses. Now shipping their revered recipes across the globe (legit Oprah has raved about them), the Dello Mano range will have your foodie friend very happy.

Nodo Donuts, Elizabeth St

Nodo - Donuts

Nodo is GF-squared (that's gluten free AND guilt free). These healthy, pretty, flatlay-worthy treats demand a #humblebrag on Insta. Nodo uses artisan methods, gluten-free ingredients, local free-range eggs and bakes fresh daily. Treat your foodie friend to a doughnut or two worth talking about. They also have a product range if your friend also likes to get creative in the kitchen.

Say cheese

Grape Therapy

If your friend’s two favourite things are wine and cheese, treat them to cheese, charcuterie and wine from Grape Therapy on Adelaide Street. Immerse yourselves even further by booking into City Winery on Edward Street for one of its wine experiences. We recommend the wine blending workshop (where you get to take home your own bottle of custom wine, yes please) or the wine and cheese pairing.

Nau-tea or nice?

Get something thoughtful for the tea freak in your life. The Tea Centre in Brisbane Arcade sources teas from some of the finest tea gardens in the world and stocks a wide variety of pretty and novelty teaware. Head to T2 in QueensPlaza for colourful, beautifully designed tea-for-one sets. For the perfect pressie, add a box of tea or one of the little treats you find at the counter.

Need more ideas?

Folio Books or Dymocks – pick up a visual feast for your foodie friend in the form of a cookbook.

Country Road – gift a stunning marble, wooden or ceramic platter, or rose gold cutlery from the gorgeous homewares section at Country Road.

Museum of Brisbane – put a jar of Brisbane in your giftee’s pantry thanks to Bee One Third. Each jar of honey has a label telling you which suburb the hives were located in.

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