Thanks to everybody who voted in the 2015 Food Lover Blog Awards – we were overwhelmed by the number of votes!
As always, this year’s winners are the pick of the crop. Talented young writers, photographers, and trendsetters, these foodies cover everything from street food to fine dining, testing out Australia’s most popular eateries and exposing hidden food gems alike.
So, saddle up, order in your fave meal and check out our excellent category winners below:
The People’s Champ
Blog with the highest number of overall votes
The People’s Champ TWO years in a row, this foodie is a fan favourite!
With insight into the 17 course degustation experience at Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck plus cheap eats all around Melbourne, this blog has something for everyone.
We ♡ the “What do I feel like eating today?” tab that categorises all blog reviews by cuisine.
Follow her on Instagram:
Red velvet pancake I love the weekend… i get food like this and don’t need to worry about work… sadly it’s Tuesday… #pancakes #blacksesame #icecream #nomnomnom #happy #melbourneeats #igmelbourne #foodpics #foodie #foodporn #cheatday #picodday #fitspo #igers #brunch #weekend #ilovetoeat #dietfail #mealforameal #yum #vscocam #vscogourmet #zomato
Best all-rounder food blog
WINNER: Wait! The camera eats first!
The name of this blog really says it all.
Rachel Fong has an appetite for scouting out the best dining experiences available, and photographing them with style and finesse.
We ♡ her Instagram page! Food inspiration at its tastiest:
Best blog for recipes
WINNER: Brendon The Smiling Chef Brendon loves getting creative in the kitchen, attempting everything from Beef Stroganoff and Tiramisu, to kale chips (with chilli, coriander and cumin salt, mind you!) and beautiful wedding cakes.
His recipes are easy to follow and will impress the pants off everybody at the next dinner party.
We ♡ his how-to videos on Instagram!
It’s actually super easy to upcycle pumpkin soup and turn it into a delicious pumpkin pasta. #pumpkin #pumpkinsoup #spinach #cashews #veganfood #veganfoodshare #veganhugs #leftovers #upcycledfood #pasta #spaghetti #shareaustralia #whatsbrendoncooking A video posted by bthesmilingchef (@brendonthesmilingchef) on
Blogs To Watch in 2016
As Canberra’s cafe and food culture heats up, The Food Avenue is the go-to for food lovers in the capital.
Perfect if you need ideas for a particular occasion – romantic dates, Friday night drinks, etc.
Everybody knows brunch is the best meal of the day.
Sydneysiders – follow this Instagram account for your weekend inspiration!
This is Brisbane’s guide to good food, and if you’re a big fan of breaky, this is the blog for you.
This blogger is truly the queen of spices. With reviews and plenty of home recipes, you can be sure everything she touches is full of flavour.
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Inspired by Ottolenghi for dinner tonight! A simple and delicious Freekeh Pilaf, with caramelized onions, garlic, diced chicken and flavoured with paprika, cumin, all spice and cinnamon. Drizzled with a garlicky lemony yoghurt dressing, this is a healthy and flavoursome one pot meal under 30 minutes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thespiceadventuress @ottolenghi #freekeh #f52grams @saltandpepperhome #tableware #feedfeed #australianfoodblogger #huffposttaste #buzzfeedfood #foodstagram #eeeeeeats #foodvsco #melbournefoodblogger #onepotmeal #recipeoftheday #lifeandthyme #heresmyfood #cookandtell #dinnerisserved #dinnerideas #makeitdelicious #familyfood #feelgoodfood #postitfortheaesthetic
This search for the perfect chicken parma is as hilariously amazing as it sounds.
Don’t be fooled by the title – this isn’t a blog about cupcakes. Lots of desserts, yes, but plenty of variety and lovely photography.
One of the most aesthetically pleasing blogs we’ve seen, head here for truly spectacular food photography.
She could make tinned spaghetti look like fine dining.