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The round-up: our top five picks for takeaway this weekend

The round-up: our top five picks for takeaway this weekend

With takeaway dining the new (albeit temporary) norm, Gold Coast cafes, restaurants and bars have shifted their focus entirely to suit – and it has resulted in a whole lot of creativity, innovation and, well, utter deliciousness. Each week, we're handpicking five of our favourite takeaway options to spotlight these fun, tasty and inventive ways. Looking to mix it up and try something different this weekend? Give one of these a whirl.


Burgster, Palm Beach
With online ordering up and running, getting a Burgster burg’ in your mouth has never been easier. Treat yo’self this weekend to one of its juicy, towering creations – keep things simple (yet delicious) with a grass-fed-beef cheeseburger or go large with the Brodeo – double beef, double cheese, bacon, onion, pickles, onion rings, barbecue sauce and mayo. Want to really go hard? Order a pork cubano burger with slow-cooked pork hock, champagne ham, Swiss cheese, habanero-mustard mayo and pickles. Add bacon to that too, please. Head here to place your orders.

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Zicatela Mexican at Balter HQ, Currumbin
Friends, winter has made its presence known and boy is it brisk! Warm your bones this weekend with some tasty wood-fired Mexican from the spicy amigos at Zicatela. The mobile Mexican kitchen will be parked up at Balter HQ in Currumbin this weekend from Thursday to Sunday (4:00–8:00 pm) so you can grab a take-home feast of its famed burritos, loaded nachos and tasty tacos. Bag yourself a six pack of Balter tinnies while you’re at it!

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JFX Noodle Bar, Southport
If you’ve got a genuine love for traditional Japanese-style katsu, then make tracks to JFX in Southport for your fix this weekend. Here, the katsu is delicately crisp on the outside while the sweet Bangalow pork makes things incredibly juicy inside. Grab it to take away, with a handful of fries and a few cheeky pieces of fried karaage on the side. Call ahead on 07 5528 1412 to order. You can thank us later.

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Espresso Moto, Palm Beach
Continuing the burger theme for just a little longer – Espresso Moto has introduced a waffle burger to its menu and you need to goddamn go and get one! What is a waffle burger, you ask? It’s a jalapeno and cheese waffle jammed with barbecue beef brisket, a fried egg, grilled corn and lashing of chipotle aioli. Get yourself an Allpress coffee while you’re there – and you can also stock up on provisions like house-made jams, dressings, chutney and relish to take home.

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Oh My Waffle, Burleigh Heads
So, one thing we have learnt from isolation takeaway journey is that you should never forget the sweets. With so much focus on what to get for lunch and dinner, it’s every easy to overlook dessert and you don’t realise until you’ve got that post-meal hankering – and that slab of cooking chocolate just won’t cut it (we’ve all tried). Oh My Waffle is a go-to for all things sweet, and weekend we’ve got our eye on the special banoffee-pie waffle – it’s topped with giant scoops of ice-cream, banana, dulce de leche and crushed biscuits. The most perfect sugar hit we ever did see.

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