Quick Chermside Meals to Get You Through the Christmas Mayhem

December 18, 2017

Ahhh Christmas. That special time of year when shopping become an Amazing Race-style marathon to find last-minute gifts, wrapping paper, cards, decorations and enough food and drink to keep everyone sane on Christmas Day. To get you across the finish line, here are our favourite quick Chermside meals.

Avo on Toast from Acai Brothers

Everyone knows Acai Brothers do out-of-this-world acai bowls and smoothies, but did you know they also do a killer version of avo on toast? Smashed avocado, dukkah and cashew aioli on organic sourdough toast makes the perfect healthy meal for some morning energy. Get in early though, this bad boy is only available until midday.


Spartan Box from Zeus

Fussy eater? Say no more. At Zeus, you can design a lunch box tailored to your exact tastes. Pick a protein first – either chicken, lamb, pork, falafel or haloumi, then pick a carby base, a salad and a Greek dip. There are 320 delicious combinations to choose from with the Spartan box, so you’ll be able to create the perfect lunch-on-the-go.


Rice Paper Rolls from Pho Vietnamese

If you’re after something healthy and light, you can’t go past the rice paper rolls from PHO Vietnamese. They’re packed with loads of fresh ingredients like mint, grilled chicken, lemongrass, pickled carrot, peanuts and salad. The best part? You can opt to wrap your own rolls here so each one is packed with your favourite ingredients. And make sure you ask for their special Vietnamese fish sauce to dip into before you tuck in.


Burger Meal from Burger Urge

Stop by Burger Urge between 11am and 3pm and be treated to a burger, small chips and a drink for $15. This deal is only running until New Year’s Eve, so it’s an awesome pick for Christmas shopping fuel. Hot tip: Burger Urge has recently revamped its menu with a heap of American-inspired flavours. The Mrs Clinton’s Chipotle Chicken burger is especially tasty.


Burrito from Guzman Y Gomez

Everyone knows how good the burritos are at Guzman Y Gomez. But what about the times when you’re not hungry enough to order a massive meal, you just want a healthy little snack? Enter the little guy burrito. Technically it’s for kids, but if you order a vegetarian version, you’ll get sautéed veggies, rice, melted cheese and fresh guac in a burrito for only $5. Are you sold yet?