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You know you are a true Melbournian when you can’t buy a cup of coffee and a muffin without consulting Urbanspoon.

Melbourne is well known around the country for its cultural scene, a big part of which is the food.

From smug laneway cafes, to hidden bars, some of the world’s best restaurants and everything in between, we as Melbournians pride ourselves on finding somewhere unique and different to dine every time we leave the comfort of our couches.

If you are ever stumped on a Saturday night for where to go to tantalise your tastebuds, you should definitely turn to the experts- the food bloggers.

Here are some of Melbourne’s best and brightest, whatever your craving may be.

 

The blog is….

Sharking for chips and drinks

What they get up to….

While not strictly a Melbourne based blog, “Sharky” and the team dedicate much of their time to writing about Melbourne’s greatest culinary haunts. The originally British team are now based in Melbourne and are certainly making the most of what our delightful cultural scene has to offer. Not only do they offer opinions and reviews of specific establishments, but they also attend plenty of foodie events and are great for finding out about brand new bars and eateries. If you are not based in the city, they also like to venture out for mini breaks around Victoria, so there is truly something for everyone. Their style is casual and very easy to wrap your head around, even if you are a few drinks in and want to scope out a good bar to move on to. Plus, their name is cool and catchy- I like it!

Who cares?

Foodies wanting to know about the latest and greatest new places to eat and drink, as well as special food events in Melbourne.

Where can you find them? (Apart from following their blog of course!)

Follow these guys on Twitter @shark4chipdrink, like em’ on Facebook, check out their Pinterest at shark4chipdrink or Instagram at shark4chipdrink. 

 

The blog is….

The Very Very Hungry Caterpillar

What they get up to….

It is simple. Twenty something year old Libby delights in reviewing restaurants all around Melbourne. While she dabbles with the whole of Victoria, interstate and even occasionally overseas, this is a must read blog if you’re looking to dine out in the big smoke. The blog reads as though a twenty something girl is telling her gal pals about her dinner date the night before. Don’t get me wrong, it is very honest and descriptive about the food and the places in question, but the tone and style may not be everyone’s cup of tea. For me, Libby’s personal anecdotes are a good thing and help me to feel as though I am sitting at the table with her. But if you prefer a no-frills, getothebloodypoint style of writing, perhaps keep moving.

Who cares? Younger diners (teens to thirties) who want to know where to eat based on the food and overall experience of a down-to-earth, average punter.

Where can you find her?

Aside from following the blog, you can follow Libby on Twitter @libishski.

 

The blog is….

The Burger Adventure

What they get up to….

Burgers, burgers and more burgers. If you are not a fan of that glorious beef patty snuggled in between a fresh bun then skip ahead. The boys at The Burger Adventure, known only as B, G, Z and D have (in my humble opinion) perfectly nailed the niche food blog. Sure, there are some other good ‘uns such as Spaghetti blogenese, which not surprisingly only reviews the humble spag bol, or Melbourne Desserts, but The Burger Adventure’s method is just ace. They use a very easy coding system, which is both informative and fun. They name the burger, how many serviettes they recommend (how sloppy and juicy it is), the dress code of the establishment, sleepiness (how long they were drowsy after the burger), the price and whether they would recommend the burger. While the boys do venture outside of Melbourne, they are Melbourne based and have chowed down on any burger that is worth a bite within the fine city and beyond.

Who cares? Burger lovers. Those looking for a casual feed or something just a bit different. Or anyone who has never experienced the world of the gourmet burger. Trust me, it is not Maccas so give it a go.

Where can you find them?

Friend the boys on Facebook, tweet them @thatburgerblog, or check them out on Instagram.

 

The blog is….

Confessions of a little piggy

What they get up to….

Jenny, the self confessed little piggy, trawls around Melbourne in search of good food. Nothing too fancy, but still plenty of options for nice meals. She helpfully allows you to swiftly search her site by narrowing down the location in which you would like to eat (found under whereabouts), the amount you want to spend, (cutely labelled under piggy bank) and what you feel like eating (under cravings). The blog is very easy to use and Jenny gives you her opinion, while still maintaining the feel of a legitimate food review.

Who cares? Those looking for a more professional sounding, but still personable recommendation from a normal person. Also, anyone that has no idea what sort of food or where they want to eat, because this blog has a little bit of everything.

Where can you find her?

You can connect with Jenny via email, through Facebook, via Twitter @coalittlepiggy, or her vibrant Instagram profile.

 

The blog is….

Melbourne Food Snob

What they get up to….

Amy is a typical Melbournite. Very picky about where she eats. So, if you want discerning advice from a local then check her blog out. Again, she has made your life easier by categorising the restaurants by suburb and region, if we are talking outside of Melbourne’s inner burbs. It has a more professional flair than the other blogs I have mentioned above and I would say she is a little pickier than some, but she does admit to being a snob…. so no complaints here!

Who cares?

Inner city, Melbournians. The sort who are willing to pay $5 for a really good coffee at a swanky laneway café or would stroll up Brunswick Street in search of somewhere to eat before it becomes popular.

Where can you find her?

Follow Amy on Facebook or tweet her @Melbfoodsnob.

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