Tucked away just a few minutes walk from Redfern station lies South Eveleigh. Whilst you may not have heard about it just yet, since undergoing a transformation during the last few years it has quickly become one of Sydney’s best hot spots for all things food. Formally the birthplace of Australia’s national railway network, this unique part of Sydney boasts a number of heritage-listed former railway workshops that have been given a modern reimagining.
The Yahoo offices have been lucky enough to witness what can only be described as one of the BEST transformations of a suburb, as our offices lie smack in the middle of this foodie heaven! In episode 9 of Testing The Best, we showcase our somewhat expert-level skills when it comes to the best South Eveleigh has to offer.
Here’s what we ate:
Uncle Jimmy’s stir fried fine egg noodles, Lucky Kwong $18.00
A somewhat newbie to the South Eveleigh scene, Lucky Kwong is a casual Australian- Cantonese cafeteria style eatery headed up by the one and only Kylie Kwong. The menu is small and mighty — but don’t let that fool you! We’re definitely going to have to come back to try even more.
Mushroom toastie, Yoho Loco $10.00
Yoho Loco quickly became our favourite haunt for coffee when we first started coming to the office post-pandemic. It’s not only run by the friendliest staff on the block, but their range of sweet treats are the perfect 3pm pick-me-up. This mushroom toastie is a game-changer for their menu and an easy lunch if you’re on the go.
Chicken shawarma salad, Bekya $12.90
One word: LOVE.
We try not to play favourites but Bekya did not come to play when it comes to their take-away shop front in South Eveleigh. We quickly became obsessed with this salad when it was just a mere lunch special. Now, finally listed as a permanent fixture, you’ll find us here every week.
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