Eat Local Noosa

Noosa’s Little Black Book

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Want to know where to go for your next culinary delight or experience? Looking for a foodie experience or the nearest craft brewery? Edwina Cattanach discovers a local listing that puts all the answers at your fingertips.

There are no shortages of lessons to be learned from the COVID pandemic however one thing for sure is there were some incredible initiatives that came out of it. Eat Local Noosa is a great example of how, when faced with serious challenges, industry was able to come together and create an online platform connecting locals with businesses. 

Led by Michelle Mason of Social Tap with Project Manager, Alesha Gooderham and IN Noosa’s own Editor-in-Chief Deb Caruso, Eat Local Noosa is an online resource stocked with all things eat, drink, and experience! 

Launching nearly one year ago with the support of industry partners and local business, the  online marketplace has connected hundreds, possibly thousands of consumers with local businesses.

Michelle Mason said that initially the aim was to bring Noosa’s food and drink industry together with the digital sector to create a free online platform where locals could search and connect with Noosa businesses that were still operating during COVID.

“It was a confusing time with business operations changing and wholesalers needing to sell direct to consumers to clear stock that normally would been used by restaurants,” she said. “One year on, the website has grown from being a collective of all the fantastic food and drink businesses to now also include all the incredible foodie ‘experiences’ you can enjoy. 

“It is well known that across our region there is an amazing community of cooks, growers, chefs, farmers and food lovers and Eat Local Noosa helps you find, taste, experience and support the local food and drink industry in Noosa.”

To celebrate, Eat Local Noosa wants to reward those who support local businesses by encouraging them to nominate their favourite Eat Local Noosa business to go in the draw to win a $200 voucher. 

The forever-free online ‘little black book’ full of all things eat, drink and experience is a go-to gastronomic delight that can be found on facebook, instagram and at

About the Author /

Edwina has more than 20 years’ experience working in media, marketing, communications, event management and stakeholder engagement.

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