Iso life getting you down? Miss all the fun that Perth usually has to offer? Realising that your home cooking skills might leave a bit to be desired?
In these unprecedented times, staying at home saves lives - and the great news is, you don’t have to miss out on the fun shopping and fab flavours of Perth. While we can't explore the laneways and boutique shopping strips you've come to love about finding new favourites in Perth, you can let your smartphone do the walking with #supportlocal e-commerce options galore!
Here's some of our recommendations for fantastic fare, sweets for your sweet-tooth, and even pearls for your partner, to get you started on your online explorations. Enjoy Perth's best takeaway restaurants and online stores with some of our faves!
Restaurants and cafes are closed for dine-in, but you can enjoy the best tastes Perth has to offer from the comfort of your home! The Cities of Perth, Wanneroo, Fremantle, Swan and Joondalup all have lists of local businesses doing takeaway and/or delivery, and we’ve compiled that info here, along with a great list of the best restaurants and cafes in Perth that are still up and running for your #stayathome noshing needs.
And at the time of writing, the State Government has updated gathering restrictions to up to 10 people, so you can even enjoy a park or beach picnic with your loved ones - please make sure you're following the social distance guidelines of 1.5m, and follow the State Government for continued updates!
The ever-popular pub & dining room Mayfair Lane is offering a tantalising takeaway menu Monday to Friday, 6am - 8.30pm with free delivery to the Perth Metro Area; with traditional favourites like the Angus beef & bacon burger; healthful and delicious chickpea fritters; and desserts to die for. They're also now delivering grocery boxes, and homemade pies - yum!
The Modern Australian culinary legends at Odyssea are still bringing delight to Perth foodies with takeaway and delivery from their City Beach venue. Grab something tasty for home, or enjoy al fresco on the beach (with appropriate social distancing) as you enjoy the last of the warm days.
Balthazar in Perth City, is inviting you to Dinner at Home. A selection of favourite dishes from the menu and some new homely delights have been seasonally crafted to be finished at home. Bring your finest “foodie-flair” as you finish off each dish with basic cooking instructions, recreating that restaurant experience at your house!
Leapfrogs Restaurant, at Wanneroo Botanic Gardens, have launched a unique, drive-in themed, 'car-park kitchen,' where you can order in advance online or when you get there, and your food is delivered to your car. A great idea for families!
Finally, Chakra Restaurant in Inglewood is a progressive & contemporary family run Indian restaurant with a strong passion to bring the real Indian food cooked using most traditional techniques with bold bespoke presentation. Enjoy authentic, delicious Indian home cooking in your own home!
If you love boutique shopping and supporting local craftspeople, makers and more, then you’ll find plenty of fantastic Perth stores without needing to leave the comfort of your home! Social isolation has fueled an e-commerce boom, and with more and more people finding browsing online for new and familiar favourites, it probably won’t be slowing down anytime soon. If you miss strolling down shopping strips finding exciting trinkets and treasures, our #buylocal online list is just like an online stroll - we've done the legwork and found plenty of amazing things!
First of all, you’ll be delighted to hear that many of the beloved Fremantle Markets stalls are offering retail sales online: from truffles to sweets, natural skincare, international handmade products, funky socks and plenty more.
Art lovers across WA and beyond have been disappointed to miss out on Fremantle Arts Centre's annual Revealed Exhibition of new and emerging WA Aboriginal artists, but the good news is that the exhibition has gone online, so you can discover some new favourites, pick up art to beautify your home, and support a great event and cause. Plus, they have also launched their online shop FOUND which showcases some of WA's most talented makers. Shop for homewares, artwork, jewellery, clothing, textiles, books, toys and gifts made by WA artists and designers.
There's also a very exciting range of ciders and wines available online to enjoy responsibly with your #TakeawayforWA treats: Millbrook Winery, Peel Estate Winery, Sandalford Wines and many more wineries offer viticultural delights by delivery, while Funk Cider are delivering the funk right to your door in the form of refreshing, delicious craft ciders, juices, and even Funk'n Healthy Delivered meals.
Sweet-tooths across Perth will be thrilled to hear that The House of Honey, Morish Nuts and Whistler's Chocolate Co are all across online shopping! The House of Honey showcases all things honey and bee related from pollen, royal jelly, candles to beauty products and giftware. You’ll be amazed how different gourmet honey can taste from ordinary store-bought - it’s really such a treat.
And if you're a chocolate lover (and let’s face it, who isn’t?) then Whistlers Chocolate Co's online shop will have you salivating: rocky road, coconut rough, handmade brittles, chocolate freckles and so much more!
Morish Nuts is an iconic foodie institution beloved by many generations of Western Australians for their multi-award winning handcrafted confectionery, from caramel coated nuts of almost any type you can imagine, to peanut brittle and plenty more. If savoury or spicy is more your thing, you're in luck too: their wasabi macadamias are seriously addictive!
While many jewellery stores have temporarily closed their doors, jewellery lovers (and the people who love them!) take note: online shopping is still a great way to find that perfect piece. If you’re looking to celebrate your love in style or treat yourself with a beautiful keepsake, check out Willie Creek Pearls; this 100% Western Australian family owned business proudly showcases Perth’s widest range of pearl jewellery.
If this article has tantalised your tastebuds, or you're excited to find your new favourite buys from Perth local stores, then don't miss out on our comprehensive #buylocal online list, and if you're looking to #supportlocal while spoiling mum, check out our list of Mother's Day delights!