Did you know 96% of travellers seek out food experiences while on holidays?
From visiting wineries, taking part in a cooking school or exploring the backstreets of a foreign country for a local experience, the World Food Travel Association said travellers seek a ‘taste of place’ in order to get a ‘sense of place’.
Thanks to the new Australian-first initiative unveiled at the Qantas end of the Domestic Terminal by The Food Collective, travellers can take their taste buds on tour without boarding an international flight.
Get in the know with the different flavours on offer at the new dining precinct with this guide.
No need to check-in at the International Terminal and board a 10-hour flight to Tokyo for sashimi, crispy tempura or ramen.
The Food Collective will cure any south-east Asian cravings with two retailers dishing up Japanese favourites.
Stop by Yo! Sushi and grab your chopsticks for a plate of sushi, sashimi or traditional street food.
For something warmer, line up at Nippon Ramen for a noodle or dumpling fix - from a spicy pork ramen to a chicken teriyaki bento box.
Although traditional Asian flavours are the hero of the dishes, produce is sourced direct from Queensland farms.
Get your tastebuds in fiesta mode with a meal at Mi Casa Burritos.
This Mexican cantina is ready to share their zest of life with Brisbane Airport travellers, one burrito, taco or nachos at a time.
Que la pases bien and order a cerveza from local brewery Stone and Wood. Salud.
Have you ever travelled through the land of stars and stripes without ordering a bagel or hamburger?
Get in a New York state of mind and order a bagel from Upper Westside Deli.
For an American hamburger experience, head to Ze Pickle.
Although you’ll find American cheese and maple smoked bacon between the buns of Ze Pickle, this burger joint is Queensland born and bred, sourcing produce from local farms, fitting into the airport’s Paddock to Plate philosophy .
It’s not just a beef-eater’s paradise; herbivores are taken care of too. For those who prefer a vegetarian option, order a “That Vego Friend” or “Southern Hack” burger for a plant-based patty or plant based crispy fried schnitzel as the hero centre.
Have your little ones in tow? Order some popcorn chicken, a Plain Jane or Plain Chic-Kane to fill their little bellies before boarding.
If Bahn Mi, Pho and Bao are your language of choice, Roll’d has you covered.
Eating on the fly? Grab some Soldiers (rice paper rolls), Bao or a Bahn Mi. Packed with fresh salad ingredients, herbs and meat of your choice – from tofu, to lemongrass beef or barramundi take the taste of Vietnam with you all the way to your airplane seat.
Soak up the hawker-like experience and sit down to a bowl of Pho, Goi or Bun for a noodle salad or soup.
Looking for a meal fit for the Queen? Think Coffee Royal.
You may not be within walking distance of Buckingham Palace, but you can still enjoy scotch eggs, a bacon and egg brioche or royal toastie.
Serving an all-day breakfast, snacks, lunch, and with a cabinet of ready-to-go sweets, there’s more to this café than just a barista-made coffee.
Since there’s nothing more British than an afternoon G&T or classic Pimms – you can order those too from their signature gin menu and cocktail list.
The dishes may be inspired by the mother country, but the produce is sourced locally – from Beef City in Toowoomba to Wild Breads in Brisbane.
What crosses all international borders and remains the same? A ‘healthy’ alternative.
The universal shift towards healthy eating has seen a need for healthier options, and thanks to Seeds by Bruno Loubet travellers can now carry their green-eating habits through the terminal.
Seeds joined the Qantas end of the terminal in late 2018 and has remained popular with travellers, serving fresh, local produce that is customised to suit any tastebuds.
Looking for a leafy meal to start your journey? Choose a salad base – from an Energy Bowl with spinach, sweet potato to a Protein Galore Bowl with beans, broccoli and corn then add your protein – chicken, tofu or tuna, and pick your salad dressing – Asian, garden or French. Voila.