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Published December 19th 2019
Take a Global Foodie Journey Through the Laneways
Shopping can be hungry and thirsty business. Right? But fear not famished shoppers. Everton Plaza Shopping Centre and its brand new, bold laneways precinct have got you covered with a range of tasty options to fend off the hunger!
I took a stroll around its refurbished laneways and through the twists and turns to experience a culinary tour of tastes from the USA, Italy and South America as well as some locally inspired favourites.
Here are 6 of the fun places I found to stop and grab a bit to eat at the Everton Park Laneways.
1 Acai Brothers Let's start healthy. My first stop is at the fresh, superfood bar, Acai Brothers. With a growing band of Acai Brothers stores operating across Australia, the Everton Park shop is one of its latest additions, having opened on 31 August 2019 and bringing with it a new wave of fresh, fruity goodness.
Acai Brothers (pronounced Ahh Sigh EEE) was founded in 2014, by long-time friends Sam Carson and Ben Day to provide healthy snack options to appeal to a wide audience and celebrate the natural tastes of raw produce.
The shop is named after the purple acai berry from within the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil which is one of the only fruits to be naturally sugar-free, packed with antioxidants and filled with healthy omegas.
This is the place if you want to eat guilt-free with a menu including a healthy assortment of : Acai bowls
Juices Coffee and Raw treats
Specialty bowls range from $13 for a small right through to $37 for a large size with flavours ranging from Mango Madness, Ain't Nothin Butter and Choc Treat Yo Self.
2. Communa Cantina
Moving along the pathway and I caught a glimpse of Communa Cantina and the visual extravaganza to come. For something slightly more exotic, experience the undeniable charm of South America without having to leave Brisbane.
Grab a partner and samba your way into Comuna Cantina for a Latin inspired range of tasty 6" soft shell corn tortillas, tacos, cheeky burritos, chicken, pork and beef quesadillas, a dessert bar and a full cocktail and bar menu.
Experience the mood of Manhattan brought to life at the NYC inspired Burgers, Bar and Grill restaurant. Here you will find arguably New York's best cheeseburger exclusive to Everton Park, and an all-day kitchen that never closes, plus a lively bar and sports televised live.
4. Sweeties Cakes, Pies Patisserie
Back to my starting point and I find Sweeties Cakes, Pies and Patisserie who have been selling creatively designed cakes and Aussie style pies at Everton Plaza for some time. When it came time to renovate the Plaza, Sweeties transitioned from their former store near Coles to a sparkling new shop in the laneways.
Corbett and Claude is at the far end of the laneway and offers a menu of pizza, pasta and salad under the banner of "Life's Better Shared". Its trademark style is "coastal Italian vibe" paying homage to the beautifully scenic Amalfi coast.
The entrance has 2 potted (what I think) were olive trees parked outside.
The laneways are easy to walk through and explore being all on one level and no stairs. There's loads of free parking in the shopping centre car park. The food selections are populist and great for a quick bite to catch up with friends or make the weekly grocery shop all that more enjoyable.