To whet the appetite of hungry foodies across the state the first 25 vendors to be featured at The Taste 2019 have been announced! 

This tantalising taste of 100% Tassie stallholders are all first time or emerging producers and promise to bring an exciting array of flavours from all over the world.


A dynamic space for new businesses to introduce themselves to Tasmania,
The Marketplace features a wonderful and eclectic mix of vendors.


Chill Out Here: Brand new business serving creative cold drinks, snow cones and icy treats utilising fresh Tasmanian fruits and flavours.

Eliza's Restaurant: Launceston-based vegan food stall selling Eliza’s famous signature smoked paprika and coconut crumbed Tassie mushrooms with aioli – finally available in Hobart! Delicious and incidentally cruelty free.
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Harissa: Fresh and innovative plant-based ethical eating, serving up a nourishing menu bursting with colour, with a dash of Middle Eastern-inspired flavours.
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Iris Lane Espresso: A Salamanca market favourite!  Locally roasted coffee, refreshing cold drinks, espresso martinis and chocolate brownie s’mores.

Lake Barrington Estate: Sparkling wine producers from the northwest of the state, serving their wine alongside some deliciously fizzy cocktails. At The Taste from 31 Dec – 3 Jan.
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Soyoyoy: Protein-packed plant-based deliciousness from Tasmania's only tofu producer, showcasing a range of soy products including tempeh, a decadent chocolate mousse, and some creative savoury dishes.
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Taiwan Way: Authentic Taiwanese street food, including Chicken and Chips using free range Tasmanian chicken and  traditional recipes, accompanied by refreshing iced teas.
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Tasmania Sea Urchin Dumplings: Innovative Launceston-based seafood exporters, turning Tasmania’s long-spined sea urchin problem into delicious ‘pestatarian’ Chinese dumplings.

Tasmanian Fruit Pies: Using all Tasmanian ingredients to create a range of delicious little fruit pies, perfectly handheld and packed with apple, rhubarb, blueberries and apricots.

Tasmanian Spirits Bar: The Tasmanian Whisky and Spirits Association showcasing a range of small batch distillers and their products from across the state with a menu of delicious cocktails, whiskies and liqueurs.
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Taylor & Smith Distilling Co.: An independently owned local micro-distillery serving cocktails crafted from their carefully made small batch gin, plus tasty nonalcoholic options, and bottle sales.
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Dotted across the Festival site, these new stallholders promise to take taste-buds on a journey of discovery.


Danphe Nepalese: Authentic Nepalese food using quality local ingredients. Serving juicy momos (Nepalese dumplings), and rich goat thali among other specialty dishes.
More info: Website, Facebook, Instagram

Eden Pantry: Apple pies and creatively flavoured coconut ice cream using homegrown and locally sourced organic fruit from within the Huon Valley. Naturally dairy free/ vegan friendly.
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Ko mi and Hobart Beverage Co.: Collaborative stall with Korean-Japanese street food using traditional fermented condiments, plus an array of delicious liquid refreshments.

 Indonesian Flavours: A new concept from a festival favourite, serving delicious Mie Goreng (fried noodles), and Nasi Goreng (fried rice) with Tassie grown vegetables, as well as noodle making demonstrations on site.

Manneken Eats: Legit Belgian fries with a selection of indulgent sauces and freshly made plant-based burgers, served from their brand spanking new food van.
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Monsoon Tapas: Delectable fusion dishes that merge Thai influences with excellent local produce, from local Hobart favourites Monsoon Thai Fusion and Thai Veggie Hutt.
More info: Website, Facebook, Instagram

Plenty Cider: Tasmania’s newest cider producer, from the heart of the Derwent Valley, premiering their business at The Taste. Try their unique Blueberry or ‘Apple and Rizza’ (riesling) cider varieties.

TummyThai: Authentic Thai menu from a local chef, including a spicy Thai northern sausage, and classic street food snacks, perfect for sharing.
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Some of last year’s emerging vendors are back at The Taste this year after a successful first outing at the Festival.


Absinthe Friends: Huon Valley-based producer of absinthe made from homegrown garden herbs and served in ice glasses, and a lush crème de cassis made from locally-sourced fruit.
More info: Website

Formosa Bites: A small family business with a passion and commitment to homegrown, high quality produce and Taiwanese cuisine. Serving delicious sesame noodle salad and their famous sustainably fished squidlipops!
More info: Facebook, Instagram

Iraqi Cuisine: Family run stall selling delicious and authentic Iraqi beef kubba with garlic sauce made from a treasured recipe amongst other delights.

Kaki Lima Indonesian Street Food: Authentic, mouth-watering Indonesian street food using fresh local produce, served with a smile.
More info: Facebook, Instagram

Tassie Can Bar: Developed for the Taste last year, the Tassie Can Bar concept showcases canned beers and ciders from all across the state, with a focus on indie breweries. Enjoy daily tastings and Meet the Brewer sessions.
More info: Facebook, Instagram

Yeastie Beastie Doughnuts: Freshly cooked and super tasty sourdough donuts generously topped with local jams and sauces, lemon drizzle or classic cinnamon sugar.
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