The annual Parramatta Lanes festival will return for its seventh year this October, bringing the finest eats to the streets of the west. Following last year's record-breaking attendance, the Paramatta-based palooza has expanded even further and will include 14 themed laneways, more than 45 food stalls and six bars.
The food lineup will feature renowned Sydney venues and lashings of sweet and savoury treats. It's far too extensive to list in its entirety but highlights include Frencheese's decadent raclette and Duo Duo Ice Cream's deep-fried desserts.
Inner West hotspot Daisy's Milkbar will take over Parramatta Mission cafe to serve up its renowned retro toasties, sundaes and milkshakes. Meanwhile, crowd favourites Gelato Messina and Butter will dish out their respective signature dishes from the rooftop of the Eat Street Car Park, which will be transformed into a roller skating rink. When it comes time for a drink, choose between a throng of bars and breweries — including gin masters Archie Rose and local bar Uncle Kurt's.
Beyond eating and drinking, festival-goers can enjoy live music, dance workshops and performances, art installations with a focus on sustainability, and roving theatrical performances.
This year, Parramatta Lanes is partnering with Two Good Co — an organisation which provides meals for victims of domestic violence, refugees and people sleeping rough. Parramatta Lanes ambassador Mitch Orr (ACME) has designed an exclusive menu for Two Good Co. For every meal sold at the stall, it will provide a meal to someone in need — food for thought while you're perusing the streets and tucking into that tasty fare.
Parramatta Lanes will run from Tuesday, October 9 to Friday, October 12, 5pm to late every day. For more information, visit the website.