While we’re all coming to terms with COVID-19, and social distancing is becoming the new norm, it’s become a very difficult time to be an independent café, bar or restaurant in Perth right now.
The latest announcement concluded that all pubs, licenced venues and night clubs will be closed, and cafes and restaurants will now be restricted to take away and/or home delivery only. It’s hard to know what the future holds for our favourite locals! But a little support goes a long way: check if your favourite restaurants do home delivery, buy gift vouchers and shop local online.
It’s important to say that while most businesses are now offering delivery on UberEats and Deliveroo, be sure to check they’re offering their own delivery service which will ensure every bit of your hard-earned money goes to their business.
We’ve compiled a list of Perth restaurants, cafés and food stores who may have closed their dine-in areas, but have opened their home delivery services or created new takeaway menus.
See our list below to find out how supporting your local whilst keeping a 1.5 metre distance has just become so much easier!
The State Buildings team is now delivering all your favourite dishes right to your door. From Petition’s cult broccoli salad, to the handmade gnocchi at Post and Long Chim’s aromatic curries — these specially curated menus have been designed to deliver the signature State Buildings experience in the surrounds of your own home. What’s even better? Their talented wine and beer nerds have matched the dishes with delicious vino and brews alongside pre-batched cocktails and non-alcoholic options.
Your favourite Japanese restaurant just went online! You can now order all your fave sushi rolls and have them delivered straight to your door. Available now on Uber eats.
Chop Chop is offering all their delicious Korean BBQ delights via Uber Eats and Deliveroo. They’re also coming to the party by offering a $9.80 special for roast chicken, rice & noodles – yum! Call: 0433373163.
Nothing beats a Greek feast, and right now Yefsi at Attika is offering freshly made take-home trays so you can indulge with the fam while you isolate! Trays available to order and pick up are: Spanakopita, Yemista, Pastitsio and Moussaka. Order one for your family today, call or text 0420388851.
Not only can you order Pretzel’s twisted treats takeaway, Pretzel Australia has created a nifty way to help support their staff. Pretzel is now selling pink merchandise, from socks to stickers, they’ve equated one purchase of their socks to cover half of their staff’s wages.
Need a cool off but can’t leave the home? Good news, Chicho are now delivering to your casa (home)! Only $30 for your favourite 1L take home pack or 5 choc tops including delivery. Pre order anytime via the gelato hotline: 9227 7656, for following day delivery between 12-5pm. Delivering now to these selected locations: Perth, West Perth, East Perth, Northbridge, Highgate, Leederville, West Leederville, Mt Lawley & North Perth.
Little China Girl, normally located in Northbridge is now delivering delicious dim sum to your door! Their entire menu is now available via Uber Eats or Menu Log.
Take your senses back to the time where holidaying by the beach was a thing, by ordering at The Lobster Pier. Now delivering fresh Lobster Rolls served on a house-baked brioche bun on Deliveroo.
Not only will you be supporting this delightfully local seafood restaurant, you’ll also be supporting the Geraldton Fishermen’s Co-operative who sustainably source all seafood right here in WA.
Fun fact: Their commitment to ecological sustainability has earned them the world’s first fishery to be certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) for sustainable fishing practices. Sound interesting? Read more here.
Getting your caffeine fix is essential during times like this, and you can rest assured Playa Coffee is here for you. Located outside, with tables and chairs a safe 1.5 metres away, you can either enjoy your caffeine fix in the fresh air or order via Uber Eats. They also have a text line for coffee orders – 0467 536 855 – so you can get yours prepared ahead of time, making it easier for you to grab and go. Oh, and they also offer a range of delicious treats available for delivery too!
Seems social distancing is the buzz word and Stables Bar is encouraging it with their new pre-order system. It’s never been so easy to support your local in the CBD and it only takes a few taps. Order from their website and then it’ll be ready for collection 30mins from purchase time – easy! It’s available Monday to Friday for lunch and dinner plus their famous $2.50 coffee will also be available to order takeaway from the bar.
Bring a taste of New York to your door by ordering at Joey Zaza’s. Known for their ‘boss sandwiches’, Joey Zaza is a New York sandwich bar now delivering their famous sandwiches and coffees.
Your favourite Mediterranean restaurant in Northbridge has created a delish new takeaway menu so you can pick up your favourites and eat at home… Family Packs and all! Call the hotline, pay over the phone and park out front so you can grab and go: 9227 0883. They’re also offering home delivery (Biveroo), available 12-3pm and 5-9pm.
Here for all your takeaway needs, Henry Little is offering coffees, bagels, toasties and smashed avo to go. Call or text: 0426523817.
As a new service to meet the needs of the moment, Rechabites has launched a new take-home service. Which means for all who’re strictly self-isolating but craving some diversity and delight in their diet, you can now safely scoot down our back lane and pick up their take-home direct from the sanitised sanctuary of the Double Rainbow kitchen.
As part of this service, Rechabites are reintroducing the $5 daily specials for artists that they offered during Fringe. These cost-price meals will be available to anyone working in the broader gig-economy of arts, hospitality, entertainment and the creative sector who we know are already doing it super tough with things set to get tougher.
A foodie chain you can rely on to keep your vitamins and nutrients up, Freshii is here for you. They’ve always done takeaway via the usual suspects, but they’ve recently introduced curbside pickup as of Friday 20 March at selected stores.
Perth’s Middle Eastern-inspired oasis, nestled in the newly developed east end of Perth in Hibernian Place, is now offering takeaway kebabs. They’re currently offering falafel with harissa and preserved lemon; chicken with capsicum and garlic; or lamb with zaatar and green harissa. Just keep in mind that these flavour combos could change depending on ingredient availability.
You can always rely on Pastacup to deliver your fresh pasta cravings – literally – with their regular delivery service operating as normal. They’ve also introduced curbside pickup at selected stores and you can even order via their app.
In stressful times like these, a little brownie goes a long way. Or a cake, or a cookie or whatever your sweet tooth is craving – Ox Rabbit will deliver. Offering same day deliveries for all your favourite treats received by 12pm, Ox Rabbit is also offering Zero Contact deliveries to those who request. When we thought all hope was lost, Ox Rabbit to the rescue!
Whether you’re a full time or part time vegan, La Vida Vegan has your back during this crisis. Plant-based peeps will know that La Vida Vegan has been delivering for a while now, but in support of those who are practising social distancing or in self isolation, they’ve dropped their delivery fee on any orders over $80 until the end of March.
Yep, another savour to add to the list during these uneasy times. Mounts Bay Liquor stocks everything from wine and beer to spirits and snacks and they deliver from 12pm until 9:30pm each day.
With their mantra being: Wine, Beer & Spirits in 30 minutes, do we say anymore? Jimmy Brings has been delivering across Australia stocking all the standards plus craft beers and organic wines. With so much to choose from, you’ll never be hard-pressed to find something which tickles your fancy.
If you know a business in the City of Perth that’s started home delivery, has excess food to share or a clever response to these strange times, then we’d love to share their story. Please get in touch with the City of Perth: firstname.lastname@example.org