Good food is a way of life in the Tweed. We grow it, harvest it, prepare it and share it. Our plentiful farms reap fresh food all year round, found on menus in our awarded restaurants and at relaxed cafes.
The innate richness of soil, sunshine and rainfall mean that seasonal produce thrives here and, when paired with skilled and passionate local chefs, the flavours of our region come to life.
From hinterland crops and pastures, we’re blessed with the freshest of fruit and vegetables, dairy milk and creamy cheeses, grass-fed meats and free-ranging chook eggs. From the sea and our myriad waterways are sourced both salt and freshwater fish, mud and spanner crabs and oyster farms growing in deep inlet beds.
Carefully grown and tended, our local fare is served up as ready-to-go bites, take-home goods and in restaurants that range from relaxed to refined.
Fish and chips to fine seafood, vegan and vegetarian, bush tucker inspired tastes to global flavours, and cheery pubs to chef hatted restaurants, there’s a taste of everything for everyone across the Tweed.
And it’s not just food we do well, it’s coffee, teas, beer, gin, rum and juices. Whether it’s calming, celebrating, cleansing or quenching, we’ve got your thirst needs covered!
Grown here is the family-owned Madura Tea, Australia’s only sub-tropical tea plantation with 250,000 tea bushes nearby Clothiers Creek. From on-farm cane sugar fields comes Australia’s first Agricole rum made by Husk Distillers, also makers of popular Ink Gin. And, with its roots in Byron Bay and a brewing plant located in the Tweed, Stone & Wood beer is also made here.