If you’re looking for a gastronomic experience with a twist, and you happen to find yourself in the Land of Oz, why not hop on over to Darwin’s Mindil Beach where you’ll find the bizarre Roadkill Café.
This perhaps isn’t the gourmet experience the average person is used to (or is even looking for) but in recent years it has really taken off with locals and travellers alike.
The Roadkill Café’s motto is pretty self explanatory;
“You Kill It, We Grill It”.
Food is varied and fresh - guys drive around looking for those misfortunate animals lying on the roadside. The added bonus is that you can bring your own too. If you’ve accidentally hit that poor little possum on your travels, you can bring it to the café to feed yourself or others (if you find this thought unsettling then think of it as charity).
Whether this is a spark of pure genius or utter insanity, well, that’s for you to decide!
It might not be for the faint hearted but it surely is an experience that should be had and a visit that should be made! Not to mention there's the entire Mindil Beach Sunset Market to explore too!
The Roadkill Café can be found as part of the Mindil Beach Sunset Market in Darwin, Australia.
It runs from May to October (dry season) every Thursday and Sunday; afternoon to late evening. (Make sure to double-check exact dates each year).
Written and contributed by Eliquental