Best Bites

Welcome to Best Bites

Connecting you to safe, healthy, sustainable, accessible food on the Mornington Peninsula

Best Bites online guide

The Best Bites Food guide

» Recognising quality, excellence and innovation

» Discover award winning food experiences

» Find a new favourite local eatery or food supplier

» All with 95+% food assessment scores

Best Bites online guide

Your guide to excellence

» Cafes and restaurants

» Takeaway outlets and supermakets

» Child care centres and school canteens

» Bed and breakfast accommodation

Find a Best Bites cafe

Find a new local favourite for your morning coffee, all day breakfast , hearty brunch or lunch on the run.  All of our Best Bites cafes have achieved 95+% and excellence across one or more areas.

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Find a Best Bites farmgate

Grab some fresh produce from your local farmer and keep your carbon miles to a minimum. All of our Best Bites farmgates have achieved 95+% and excellence across one or more areas.

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Find a Best Bites retailer

Grab some goodies on the way home, or pick up the weekly grocery shop. Find delicatessens and gourmet supermarkets. All of our Best Bites businesses have achieved 95+% and excellence across one or more areas.

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Find a Best Bites restaurant

Looking for a romantic night out, birthday celebration or just to try somewhere new? All of our Best Bites restaurants have achieved 95+% and excellence across one or more areas.

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Find Best Bites food manufacturers

Discover bakers, cheesemakers, brewers, jam and pickle makers, and more with the Best Bite. All of our Best Bites businesses have achieved 95+% and excellence across one or more areas.

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Find Best Bites tourist accommodation

Need to find a local bed and breakfast, or accommodation that serves meals? All of our Best Bites tourist accommodation venues have achieved 95+% and excellence across one or more areas.

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Find a Best Bites take away outlet

Explore fast food options with the Best Bite. All of our Best Bites businesses have achieved 95+% and excellence across one or more areas.

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Find Best Bites in health and education settings

Wanting the best food options for your children at child care or in the school canteen? All of our Best Bites businesses have achieved 95+% and excellence across one or more areas.

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Find Best Bites in local community groups

Wanting the best food options for your local sports clubs and community activities with canteens? All of our Best Bites businesses have achieved 95+% and excellence across one or more areas.

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Who are the Best Bites Food Award winners?

The Best Bites Food Awards recognise excellence across all 5 areas as judged by an independent panel. The 2021 awards will be announced in October (the 2020 awards had to be cancelled due to COVID-19).

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Who won the Best Bites People's Choice Awards?

The locals know their favourite food business and told us how they felt those businesses performed in the Best Bites categories. Our independent panel of judges collated the results to identify the People's Choice for 2021!

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Interested in being a part of the Best Bites program?

Being a part of the Best Bites program has a number of great business benefits. If you have your own food business, or know a food local business, we are here to help you become involved.

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Read about all of our award winners - past and present

Judged for excellence across all of the Best Bites categories; including food safety, healthy eating, sustainability, reduction of tobacco responsible service of alcohol and access for all.