Ah, Australia; a nation renowned for its everlasting devotion to fairy bread and meat pies. We sure do love the simple pleasures. But let it be known that the Aussie palette is as diverse as Australians themselves and that we do indeed have a special place in our sun-drenched hearts for the spicier things in life. Knowing this, the revolutionary food delivery service Deliveroo harnessed their databases and were able to pinpoint the spiciest cities in Australia!
Deliveroo's findings crown a surprising frontrunner as Australia's spice paradise. Like a chilli, the outcome is a bit of a shock to the system. So which Aussie city can best handle the heat? Without further ado, may we present the inaugural Spice Map of Australia:
TOP 5 SPICIEST CITIES
TOP 5 MILDEST CITIES
- Gold Coast
- Sunshine Coast
And there you have it folks; the crown for Australia's spiciest city goes to... Canberra - an unexpected yet deserved spot. It's just about time Canberra got their fifteen minutes of flame. Wondering what they could possibly be eating in these spice-fuelled cities? Well, look no further! Deliveroo has generously released the fire dishes which received the most Aussie love via the Deliveroo app:
- Taud Man Pla (Spicy) from Lemon Grass Thai (Canberra)
- Vindaloo Dishes from Maya Da Dhaba (Sydney)
- Spicy Braised Beef Noodle Soup from Lanzhou Beef Noodle Bar (Melbourne)
- Murg Peshawari (Hot) from Raavi's Cumin (Sydney)
- Noodler's Hot and Spicy Box from Noodler's Hot and Spicy Box (Perth)
But while our shared love of spice unites us as a nation, we are a nation of two halves - the spice-lovers and the chilli-phobics. It seems as though the adventurous beach bums of Wollongong and the Gold Coast aren't quite the heat freaks you'd expect. Our titanium stomachs might be able to handle vegemite, but some of us would struggle with a chilli-packed Thai curry. Luckily, whether you're opting for the butter chicken or the vindaloo, Deliveroo has got you covered. With a diverse array of spice options on all your foodie favourites, Deliveroo can appeal to both the spice-inclined and the mild-at-heart.
Whatever your proclivity, with the cold chill of winter at our doorstep, Australians - both mild and wild - are going to be on the hunt for Indian, Thai, and Chinese winter warmers - some chilli to keep the chill at bay. Whether you're woefully spice-intolerant like Wollongong, or prefer a bit of a kick like Canberra, Deliveroo will deliver the food-fix, piping-hot, straight to your door.