There’s no doubt that Coronavirus has us all shook, but before you go stockpiling minced meat and eggs (seriously, please stop), it’s important to take a moment to think about not just ourselves but people and businesses that will be affected by mass closures and cancellations.
It’s important to us that all of Perth’s restaurants and cafes know that we're on their side. Right now is a pretty worrying time to be a small restaurant, cafe or bar in Perth, so we’ll continue to champion the independent businesses across town in any way we can—whether that means buying up all the gift cards we can or switching to taking away and paying only by card.
Uber Eats and Deliveroo are both launching contact free delivery, but keep in mind that they take a pretty decent chunk of income from the restaurant, so if you're not in total lockdown please consider ordering directly from the restaurant and picking it up yourself; it makes a huge difference to them.
Whether you want fine dining or just your favourite local spot in the isolation of your lounge room, here’s who to call (after sanitising your phone).
We'll be updating this list as more businesses jump on board, so if we're missing your favourite let us know.
On Fridays and Saturday, Goody Two's is whipping up fresh bao buns and delicious fillings like miso fried chicken, miso fried cauliflower or slow-cooked beef short rib so you can build your own bao at home. If you're having a (10-person) party, opt for the Party Starter Bao Kit which will get you 12 large bao and six of their signature cocktails, all for $120.
Balthazar is doing a new At Home menu which is three courses of taste bud tingling goodness for two people. They get the three-course meals prepped and ready, all you’ll need to do is finish them off by following their very simple instructions. Get your orders in by 5pm on Wednesday for a Friday or Saturday night dinner. Don't forget, they've just introduced a vego option too.
Short Order Burger Co
Perth and Fremantle
Short Order has re-opened to satisfy all your burger cravings. As always, remember to add fries and a malted milkshake to your order, you'll regret it if you don't
The Flour Factory
Pirate Life Perth is still set to open later this year, but for now, it's popping up at The Flour Factory with cans, growlers and merch available to takeaway. While your there, treat yourself to charcuterie for two or a 1kg grass-fed organic tomahawk t-bone in a paprika marinade, which you can cook to your liking at home.
If you feel like 36 hour slow cooked lamb with all the trimmings and a bottle of wine, Hadiqa's the place for you. Available on Friday and Saturday only, for now, make this your weekend treat.
Caballitos is back and they've brought with them one hell of a taco party. Choose between frijoles, beef shin or braised lamb and then make your tacos exactly as you like them at home. They're available to pick up from The Flour Factory every Monday to Friday from 12noon to 6pm, so taco Tuesday is sorted.
Varnish On King
It's Varnish on King, but not as you know it. These guys have done the ol' pivot and are operating as bakeshop right now, whipping up chicken jambalaya pies, pumpkin buns and buttermilk and macadamia custard tarts. Give them a call on 9324 2237 to pre-order or drop by between 12noon and 5pm, Monday and Friday.
The State Buildings
If you're the kind to look for a silver lining, the fact that Long Chim, Petition and Post at The State Buildings are all offering takeaway now might just be it. Think Petition's famous broccoli salad, handmade pasta at Post and tastebud tingling curries from Long Chim.
Newbie Joey Zaza's is hanging in there offering takeaway on all of their boss sandwiches, coffee, Pressed Earth juices and sweet treats.
Mary Street Bakery
Mary Street Bakery is baking up their famous doughnuts, sandwiches and sweet and savoury treats across all of their stores. They've also got a coffee deal going for their hospo friends who are doing it tough. $2.50 regular coffees or an extra 50c for anything special, just have a chat with the staff and show them your last payslip.
If you're near the city, Offshoot Coffee is still open from Monday to Friday for takeaway coffee, sambos, salads and treats.
Dishing up plenty of tasty Italian eats, we can't go past a good pizza and wine combo at Si Paradiso.
Double Rainbow At The Rechabite
Double Rainbow has introduced a Pick Me Up & Take Me Home Menu so you can order food and booze online or via phone or text. They're also doing $5 meals for anyone working in the broader gig-economy of arts, hospitality, entertainment and the creative sector as well as for teachers and health care workers. Just fill in the form then head in to order.
Wines Of While
Want some of Perth's best pasta in bed? Head to Wines of While for takeaway packs and simple cooking instructions, plus some amazing natural wines, fresh bread and various other bits and pieces to take home.
Bivouac has launched their takeaway menu and it's got all your favourites plus a few family packs which start at a very reasonable $39 for 2 people. You can even get Biveroo and have it delivered to your door for $5.
Brika And Filos & Yiros
If you're feeling like Japanese on the couch tonight, hit up Kukan Izakaya and get your dinner to take away.
In need of some delicious Indian? Give Sauma a call and get your meal to go or have it delivered.
Baan Baan is offering delivery on their delicious Thai eats if you live within a 6km radius. There's a flat $5 delivery fee or it's free if you're order is over $100. All the meals can be frozen so you might as well stock up.
Sayers Sister has their entire menu available to take away and they are offering 10% off too.
Northbridge And Victoria Park
Plant-based peeps rejoice, Loving Hut is doing takeaway and they'll even bring the food out to your car so you don't have to come in.
Pretzel has always offered their twisted treats takeaway, we'll give you that, but now they are providing wet wipes with each box of goodness so you can make sure your hands are nice and clean before you pick up your pretzel. They've also got hand sanitiser in all five of their Perth stores if you want to double sanitise.
If your exercise route happens to go through Kings Park, stop in at Zamia for a takeaway breakfast or coffee.
Mayfair Lane has a takeaway menu available for pick up or delivery, plus they're doing grocery boxes and wine too.
Side Door BBQ
Side Door is still available on UberEats and Deliveroo, but give them a call and pick it up to get 20% off your bill (and to show them some extra love!).
2 Fat Indians
2 Fat Indians is now offering contactless home delivery so you can eat all the curry you want while in self-isolation.
If you're looking for a delicious lamb shoulder ragu or a solid Margerita pizza, the team at Maruzella will sort you out. They're offering free delivery on orders over $40 and within 7km of their East Perth location.
These guys are dropping modern hawker chow right to your door. It's free delivery on orders over $40 and within a 3km radius or $5 delivery fee for orders over $20 within a 5km radius.
Want tapas at home? Duende is offering up their entire a la carte menu to take away and the best part, you get 10% off the bill.
Kailis Bros ain't going anywhere yet. They're delivering fresh seafood if you want to cook, but they're also whipping up their usual seafood dishes for you to takeaway.
Pogo and Sammy's
Middle Eastern restaurant Pogo and sandwich bar Sammy's only got a few weeks operating before COVID-19 hit, but they were already gaining a cult following and now they are back. Pogo is dishing up takeaway feeds to share and some very reasonably priced wine while Sammy's is keeping things interesting by accepting loyalty cards from any cafe—even if you're due for a freebie.
This one will be music to the Mount Hawthorn locals ears. LupoLab is delivering to anyone who lives in Mount Hawthorn! Give them a call and place that order so you can enjoy pasta in your PJs.
The guys at Our Table are not just doing takeaway, they'll also deliver your meal direct to your door. Delivery is free for orders over $25 and just $3 if it's under $25.
King Somm is delivering pizza and pasta and wine, all the essentials.
North Beach Deli
North Beach Deli has created a takeaway menu on top of their regular menu and is also doing homestyle meals to takeaway which you can get hot or cold, so drop in and pick one up instead of braving the supermarket for the third time this week.
Northshore Tavern is now offering takeaway meals to pick up at their bottle shop, just call ahead and then pop down to get it while you stock up on booze.
Blasta Brewing Co
Blasta is doing takeaway meals and beer, plus they've turned their retail area into a small deli where you can grab goodies like bread, eggs and jumbo rolls of TP.
The Little Banksia
The Little Banksia in Kensington is open until 2pm each day for takeaway and delivery so you can satisfy all your breakfast and lunch cravings without leaving the house.
The Antz Cafes are still open for takeaway coffee, bagels and treats and they're also currently working on an online ordering system. Sign up here to stay in the loop.
Vic Park locals, Social Manna is doing delicious family sized portion meals like butter chicken, beef stroganoff, Thai red beef curry and satay chicken curry for just $37 for a 1.5kg tray. All you need to do is heat it up, or you can freeze them for a rainy day. They've also got lasagna, cannelloni, pies and quiches as well as some specials if you're planning on stocking up, find the deets here.
Mimosa in Victoria Park has started doing grab and go meals which start at $12. There's a minimum order of two so share with your roomies or put one in the fridge for tomorrow.
East VICTORIA PARK
Sedap Place is whipping up frozen meals for delivery and it's free if you live within a 6km radius.
Drift has just launched a pre-ordering system so you can now order anything from the menu online and pick it up from their grab and go area. Whether you’re after a raw ball and prana chai latte or a full breakfast of French toast or eggs benny, you can get it all to go. Order here.
Peach Pit is still dishing up its tasty burgers to takeaway so head down, watch the sunset and enjoy the little things.
The guys at Odyssea have launched an 'Odyssea at Home' take away menu that includes meal packs for families of four or couples and they've even got vegetarian and gluten free packs available. For singles, there's an extensive take away menu from which you can order any single dish to enjoy at home.
Butters Place is making their entire menu is available for takeaway and they'll also deliver to surrounding areas if you place your order by phone.
Someday Coffee Co
Someday has their entire menu available for takeaway and they'll even deliver it to you if you can't leave the house. It's a $5 delivery fee, or free if you're order is over $40.
With everything from fresh provisions, DIY meal kits and grazing boards to wine, beer and coffee, not to mention their actual takeaway menu, you'll want to lock in a breakfast picnic at the river just so you can wolf down a meal from Little Way.
Miss Chow's have started offering takeaway and delivery from their City Beach, South Perth and Claremont locations. They've put together a couple of value packs for two or four people and did we mention delivery is free if you're local?
No need to miss out on your favourite Italian paired with a top quality vino while you're physically distancing yourself. Check out their takeaway menu and pick up food and booze from their side door on Forrest Street. They've also got gluten free pasta available now.
Grab some of the best pizza in Perth to takeaway thanks to the guys at Canteen. Give the pizza hotline a call for pizza, antipasti, tiramisu, wine and craft beer.
Matilda Bay Restaurant
Matilda Bay Restaurant is now doing takeaway from 12pm until 7pm every day so you can grab a feed and catch a glimpse of our beautiful Swan River at the same time.
Cos Baby is serving up a reduced menu which is all available to takeaway, as well as all their usual cabinet food and delicious coffees. They've just gotten on SkipApp so you can order on the app and not worry about paying in store when you pick it up. If you happen to be in Freo, they'll also deliver food and coffee free of charge.
Duck Duck Bruce And Lions And Tigers
The team behind two of our favourite Fremantle eateries, cafe Duck Duck Bruce and restaurant Lions and Tigers, is offering takeaway on their entire menus, but that's not all. Lions and Tigers have launched group meals as well as curry packs, spice mixes and curry pastes so you can make your faves at home. They'll also be batching up their epic chai mix so you can make that at home.
Manuka Woodfire Kitchen
Feel like tacos and margaritas on the couch? The team at La Cabana can make that happen for you. Put in an order online and pick it up at their South Freo location (though delivery should be coming soon).
Madalenas was doing takeaway but they've shut up shop for a few days to do some housekeeping and will be launching in a whole new way next week so watch this space..
Me Me Joans
This little hole in the wall is still open for takeaway so head down for a coffee or a treat if you're in East Freo.
Jaylea's Patisserie has closed their doors but is still accepting takeaway orders at their coffee window and they are also now delivering pies, quiches, sweet treats and staples like milk and bread.
Our Ruby Girl
Our Ruby Girl is firing up their coffee van and moving outside so you can order and pick up your takeaway without entering the building.
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