your local dining guide from A to Mr Z!

Pear almond chocolate tart

Pear mousse with an almond filling, green-coloured chocolate glaze and dark chocolate stem perched on a gluten free almond-based crumble Mr. Z & Co specialises in individual cakes and pastries, as well as serving up a range of savoury meals, proudly made in-house using locally sourced ingredients. This ethos also flows into their brews, serving Noosa-based Clandestino Roasters coffee, Cooloolah milk and syrups, which have all been made in-house. But when it comes to chocolate, Mr. Z & Co imports the best Belgium Callebaut chocolate for their cakes and drinks. Mr. Z & Co Shop 4, 10 Ormuz Avenue, Caloundra @mrz.n.co pear almond

Prawn Caesar salad

Mooloolaba prawns, romaine lettuce, croutons, parmesan and anchovy dressing At the edge of the Mooloolaba Marina, overlooking the blue sea and skies, is Pier 33. A Sunshine Coast icon, revitalised, Pier 33 is the perfect place to enjoy a meal in their bright and breezy casual dining restaurant, with dishes designed to share. Or you can park yourself on the lush lawn and indulge in snacks, signature cocktails and seasonally curated wines from lunch until evening. Pier 33 also boasts a stunning functions space, suitable for special events of any size. Pier 33 is open Tuesday to Sunday from 11.30am for lunch, dinner and drinks.  Pier 33 33-45 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba pier33.com.au prawn salad

Acai superfood bowl 

Acai, chia and your choice of toppings Perfectly positioned on Hastings Street, Noosa, Acai Nation makes for the perfect pit stop from a day spent exploring the beautiful Noosa surrounds. Specialising in customised acai bowls, raw treats, coffee and smoothies, it’s a place for indulgence, minus the guilt. Open from 6am Monday to Sunday, make it next weekend’s breakfast spot with a difference. shop 18b Bay Village, 18 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads Phone: 0439 320 249 acaination.com.au acai superfood

Sicilian Seafood Hot Pot 

South Australian Black mussels, Queensland king prawns, fresh fish, scallops, baby octopus, tomato concasse, Sicilian green olives, capers, fresh herbs and an aromatic stock served with homemade sourdough The fully licensed All’ Antica offers traditional dishes, all created from the best local produce and imported ingredients from Italy. With over 25 years at the forefront of the hospitality industry, this restaurant offers some of the best Italian cuisine on the Sunshine Coast. All’ Antica Restaurant 3/115 Point Cartwright Drive, Buddina Phone: 5444 0988 allantica.com.au
2018 winner of Australian Good Food Guide Best Italian Restaurant Sunshine Coast
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Organic quinoa and sweet potato pattie protein salad bowl

QSP pattie, red peppers, beetroot sauerkraut, bruschetta tapenade, kale and matcha hummus, shredded kale, bean sprouts, nut garnish and vegan crackers  Evolution Fuel ticks all the health food boxes with their super smoothies and hearty protein bowls, plus everything you could come to expect from a great cafe. Offering quality local espresso and fresh wholesome food including gluten free, dairy free, vegan and paleo options, there’s something for everyone.  Evolution Fuel 8d Sunshine HOME, 100 Maroochydore Road, Maroochydore Phone: 5479 1433 @evolutionfuel1 quinoa

Charcoal waffles

Paleo charcoal waffles with bananas, berries, pure maple syrup and coconut ice cream At Vanilla Food, they embrace the power of food as medicine and its ability to bring people together. They try and enrich your life, excite your taste buds and increase your overall wellbeing one mouthful at a time. Located within Belmondos Organic Market, they have a range of breakfast and lunch options, as well as gluten free baked goods, raw and vegan sweet treats and nourishing smoothies. Vanilla Food 59 Rene Street, Noosaville vanillafood.com.au charcoal waffles]]>