As complex as life can be, sometimes it’s the simplest things we end up enjoying the most. Often great food around good company goes hand in hand, right? Taking this ethos and running with it to an all-time high is Burleigh’s newest and most likely tastiest new addition — Freddy’s Chicken Shop.
Wandering the chic streets of Burleigh on any given day, as you scope out the boutique shops, meet friends for coffee, or seek some shade after an epic session at the beach often means you’ll be looking for something tasty to eat. And this is precisely what the owners here had in mind when they first thought up the concept.
Bringing Freddy’s to life are the owners of the Burleigh Pavilion, and they know all too well how this much-loved suburb is famed for its casual just off the beach vibe and playful lifestyle. Last year when things got a little strange in our lives, you may remember the introduction of the cutest looking vintage caravan out the front of the Pavilion selling coffee, breads, and baked treats. This is where the seed was sown. It didn’t take the lads long to connect the dots and realise Burleigh was missing an epic no-nonsense chicken shop with great quality fast food — that at the same time isn’t hugely unhealthy. After all, this may sound like a revelation, but fast food doesn’t need to cost you your health!
Taking up a prominent space on the corner of James and Connor streets, this breezy and whitewashed space is your new favourite lunchtime hangout. With copious amounts of window seating available, the wrap-around counter houses an array of freshly made salads and hot treats which you can easily choose your size of helping — ideal for taking back to the office or a sneaky accompaniment to an evening meal at home.
The mainstay of the menu is — you guessed it — chicken. But not just any chook will do. Freddy’s is big on ensuring their food is memorable for all the right reasons with chicken sourced from a free-range producer in the Noosa Hinterland. Believe us, great quality chickens like these cook easier, requires less seasoning, and to top it off, are utterly delicious.
Besides a collection of drool-worthy burgers such as The Freddy’s, which consists of grilled chicken breast, a selection of salads, aioli, and their very own comeback sauce, you’ll have the choice of handmade rolls and the option of grabbing yourself quarter and half chickens with a serving of their own chips. Gravy and chicken salt are naturally offered for your pleasure! — Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner!
In the drinks section, Freddy’s is whipping up a small list of made-on-the-spot milkshakes, stocking a great selection of soft drinks, and we are told in time will be serving alcohol — patience now!
Since opening, the shop has been a roaring success. With the venue excited to see people have caught on to the essence of grabbing their food at Freddy’s and then taking it away to a beautiful outside space to enjoy — because whether it’s the beach, a park, or creek, let’s face it, we have a few to choose from around Burleigh Heads.
Hours: Every day 11am — late
Where: 19 Connor Street, Burleigh Heads
Words by Alex Mitcheson.