Exploring the Logan Food Trail: varied, vibrant and delicious
There’s nothing better than discovering hidden gems right in your own backyard and the Logan City Food Trail is a sparkling diamond.
Twelve lucky homeowners from Stockland’s Halcyon Rise (QLD), which is located in Logan Reserve (a suburb of Logan City), had the opportunity to explore the region in a guided tour.
Logan City is home to more than 326,000 people from 217 different nationalities. From Mediterranean fare, fresh seafood and contemporary Australian cuisine to the best of Asian, Indian and European delights, we have culinary experiences to suit all tastes.
Setting off in the community bus and Tesla, the intrepid travellers kick-started their journey with coffee and cake at Social Sphere Café in Marsden.
Next stop was in the heart of the cultural epicentre of the region - Logan Central - where the daytrippers picked up delicacies from the Euro Deli and Hamid Bakery.
Known as the ‘Golden Circle’ as within 200 square metres, you’ll find Middle Eastern bakeries and restaurants, Indian and Afghan supermarkets, a Burmese restaurant as well as small businesses offering a host of African, European and Pacific Island produce and groceries.
The ‘Golden Circle’ was named by Zane Jackson, a Logan local who works at Logan City Council, coined the phrase when sharing walking-distance lunch recommendations with colleagues.
It all started with Zane looking to mix up his lunch selections. ‘I’ve had sandwiches for lunch my whole life. This amazing array of food is right on our doorstep here at Council, so I thought, why not try it out?’
He found a wealth of well-priced delicious food on the other side of the railway line, made and sold by interesting people, many of whom came to Australia as migrants or refugees.
The Golden Circle is a truly multicultural experience and one of Australia’s most culturally diverse concentrations of food offerings and well worth a visit.
The next foodie stop was lunch at Green Frog Hollow in Logan Village, a lush oasis which is popular for breakfast and lunch and also dinner on weekends.
The tour group jumped over into the Scenic Rim region for wine tasting at the picturesque Albert River Wines, a heritage colonial estate which was once home to three former Queensland premiers.
Back over in Logan at Bee All Natural Honey, the homeowners were entertained and educated by the Roebig family, producers of the award winning honey and proprietors of the artisan hives located in Jimboomba.
Last stop of the day was at the iconic Jimboomba House, an historic homestead located on the grounds of Hills Golf Course which is believed to be the second oldest building in South East Queensland, constructed in 1845.
The house originally served as a homestead, stage coach depot and holding yards for the famed Cobb & Co stage coach company.
Plan your visit here: https://seqfoodtrails.com.au/