REAL estate agency, Domain released an article entitled ‘Traralgon: The country town where the food scene is going gangbusters’.

While that article was trying to sell the Traralgon lifestyle to potential buyers, it’s nigh time to celebrate the booming Traralgon food scene that has captivated the minds and bellies of many.

Traralgon, like much of Australia, is a melting pot of many cultures and backgrounds reflecting a diverse range of cuisines and flavours across town.

From the favourite pub meal to Asian fusion or classic Italian, Traralgon has it all.

In the Domain article, Alan Whitty of Wilson Property and native to the region said the town had experienced an economic burst.

“The food scene is going gangbusters; it’s really amazing to see,” he said.

The Domain article says there is plenty to eat and drink in Traralgon town.

“Start the day at Cafe Aura on Seymour Street in the heart of town, where coffee from Inglewood Roasters meets breakfast classics like chilli scrambled eggs, smashed-avo toast and buttermilk pancakes, and Asian-leaning lunches include pork belly bao buns and Vietnamese chicken salad,” the article reads.

“A short walk away, bar and restaurant Little Prince plays a strong snack game with a globe-trotting ‘tapas’ collection that includes dumplings, tacos and burgers, backed by a playful cocktail list.”

Flavour: Pho Nam in Traralgon offers patrons authentic Vietnamese cuisine.

Traralgon’s talented eateries are not only well loved by locals but have recently been recognised nationally; Missen Link and Pie Addicts both received podium finishes at Sydney’s Official Great Aussie Pie Competition, and The Crown Hotel won Best Regional Pub Bar at the AHA 2023 State Awards for Excellence.

Whatever you may crave, Traralgon has it all.

Traralgon’s Farmers Market on the fourth Saturday of every month will have you enjoying the finest of artisan made foods and fresh produce.

With the ‘Visit Latrobe City’ brand, Latrobe City Council has attracted thousands of visitors to the region for the big ticket events from international tennis to the Nitro Circus. But perhaps it’s a mix of that Latrobe Valley charm, culture and cuisine that keeps brining people coming back.

The brand aims to encourage visitors to Latrobe City and show off all that the region has to offer.

The region’s dining experience has recently been enhanced with new look outdoor dining furniture, including outdoor dining barriers and umbrellas thanks to the Victorian government Outdoor Dining Initiative.

The outdoor dining infrastructure features council’s Visit Latrobe City brand with aims to further support food and entertainment venues to street-trade ahead of the warm weather.

An expression of interest to feature the new outdoor dining furniture was undertaken, with a strong response from hospitality businesses across Latrobe City.

Unique: MOMO in Traralgon is one of the go-to breakfast places in Traralgon.

Latrobe City Mayor, Darren Howe, said it was great to see businesses respond positively to this initiative.

“As we saw throughout the pandemic, businesses have become more agile with their trading and utilising the footpaths and outdoor areas as a space to operate outdoors,” the Mayor said.

“This infrastructure provides shade through the umbrellas, while the café barriers provide a clear boundary of the businesses trading space. It is also great to highlight our Visit Latrobe City brand and increase its awareness among our residents and visitors to the area.”

Kosciuszko Corner Store in Traralgon is one of the businesses that recently had umbrellas and barriers installed. Store owner, Raja Sekhar Muppavarapu, is thankful for the addition to his business.

“The umbrellas and barriers have been very helpful to grow business and customer satisfaction,” said Mr Muppavarapu.

“We are happy to serve the local community and business has been good since we opened about a year ago.”

Out and about: Mayor of Latrobe City Council, Councillor Darren Howe, enjoying one of his favourite outdoor dining spots. Photograph supplied

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