Travelling to a tourist destination like Noosa conjures up images of tropical fruit, coconuts and freshly caught seafood. Although there are some culinary hotspots where you could eat like a cave king, many are quite expensive.
For me, I was looking for fresh seasonal food on a budget, as well as versatile menu options to suit my dietary requirements (grain-free, dairy-free, legume-free, nut-free, seed-free and generally low carb). Just a few small things!
Fortunately, Noosa has a growing health food culture and there are many paleo-friendly options, some a little off the beaten track (by this I mean, away from Hastings Street!)
The other discovery I made which is worth sharing is that the eateries tend to open and close their kitchens to align with ‘regular’ eating times. I never really eat at any particular time, I just eat when I’m hungry and when it suits me! Sometimes this means my first meal is at 10 am, my second meal is at 4 pm and then I might end my day with a light snack or elixir.
So make sure you get a good meal in before 3 pm because no eateries will serve food between roughly 3 pm and 6 pm – good to know particularly if you need to monitor your blood glucose levels.