Everything you should eat at Sydney's Vivid festival

Come for the lights, stay for the scrumptious and showstopping food at Vivid festival.

If you're heading to Sydney for the annual Vivid festival, you're in for more than just a visual treat.

Along with the world-renowned light displays that cover the city, some of our best local chefs and food venues are coming together with some special creations for the month-long event.

To help you figure out where to go and what to snack on during the festival, we've compiled our pick of the most unmissable Vivid dishes.

1. Vivid Burgers

To celebrate Sydney's most colourful festival, The Kerrigan food truck has created some on-theme burgers. You can enjoy some special blue, green, red and purple beef burgers (and fries!) while taking in the romantic harbour views at Sydney's Pier One.

2. Rainbow Bagels

Rainbow bagels continue to be an international tourist attraction in their home city of New York, and they're finally coming to Australian shores. The Brooklyn Boys will showcase their bagel along with other desserts at Vivid's 'Milk n Sugar' sweets showcase.

  • Where: Arrival Hall - Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay
  • When: May 26 to 28
  • More info: www.themilknsugar.com

3. Kylie's Table

Join one of Australia's most renowned chefs, Kylie Kwong, in a celebration of local meals. The special event on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings invites guests to a communal dining experience with a bespoke menu of delicious Billy Kwong specialties. Tickets cost $120 and bookings are essential - so get in asap!

  • Where: Billy Kwong, Potts Point
  • When: May 26 to June 17 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, 6:30pm-9:30pm
  • More info: www.billykwong.com.au

4. The Glow-Nut

This Vivid creation from Black Star Pastry is literally a doughnut that glows in the dark. You can grab one at the Lux Populi installation by the creative team Motti+Smith in Martin Place, which will also showcase a variety of smoked meats from Argentinian restaurant Porteno.

  • Where: Martin Place dining precinct
  • When: May 26 to June 17
  • More info:

5. Purple Haze Sundae

The innovative folk at Devon Cafe are serving a special dish at their Barangaroo store. The purple ice cream is made of 'ube' - which is actually a vegetable! 

6. Enchanted Garden Bar and Eatery

Enjoy a mulled wine, molten hot chocolate or spiced rum at this pop-up bar nestled in Sydney's Royal Botanic Garden. Surrounded by Vivid's iconic lights, sit back with friends and enjoy a drink and a snack courtest of Nel. Restaurant. Hint: Try the Truffle Hunt Chicken.

7. Vivid Cocktail - Vinia Violetta

Grain Bar at Circular Quay's Four Seasons Hotel is a great place to stop for a beverage in the thick of the festival. A stones throw from the quay, start your night here with a glass of champagne or the Vinia Violetta cocktail.

Where: Grain Bar, Four Seasons Hotel, Circular Quay
When: May 26 to June 17
More info: www.grainbar.com.au

8. Deep Fried Oreos

They may not be fluorescent like a lot of other Vivid treats, but these Kayter Co deep fried Oreos are the ultimate festival indulgence. Warm and sweet, this delicious junk food treat will also allow you to keep on walking so you don't miss anything at the festival.

  • Where: Arrival Hall - Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay
  • When: May 26-28
  • Cost: Free admission to Milk 'n' Sugar dessert hub. Food sold separately.
  • More info: www.themilknsugar.com

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