Perth is awesome! Sure, Sydney may be known as the city that has all the glamour with some of the best happy hours in Australia and Melbourne may have all the hipster cool attractions and vibrant arts scene but in terms of a location that offers everything you could want from an Australian holiday, you should look no further than Perth. Few cities in Australia offer the same combination of effortlessly cool bars, a trendy arts scene and areas of phenomenal natural beauty. Like most Australians, however, the people of Perth take their food extremely seriously, and the city’s culinary reputation is second to none and one you really should indulge in.
Whatever your preferences, you can find something delicious in Perth, so hop in a car from our friends at Burswood Car Rentals, see all the major sights and take a culinary cruise through this wonderful city. As in most cities, you can eat like a king (or, of course, queen) on a modest budget if you so desire or you can really push the boat out and spend a fortune on some gourmet cuisine, but we’ll assume you’re keeping at least half an eye on the costs and present you with some affordable yet delicious options.
With so much to see and do in Perth, you’re likely to want to grab a bite on the fly. Five Bar offers a superb range of light bites and larger meals as well as a wide array of craft beers. If burgers are your thing you could do much worse than check out Alfred’s Kitchen, Perth’s oldest roadside restaurant where they’re been flipping patties since 1946. If you’re in the mood for something a little healthier, we heartily recommend The Acai Corner for bowls of vitamin-rich yet utterly delicious goodness. On the other hand, if you have a sweet tooth, take yourself a little out of Perth for a sugar rush you’ll never forget. Cottoni on Fremantle markets will present you with soft serve ice cream wrapped in cotton candy and topped with familiar classics such as Oreos, Smarties and Musk Sticks.
Bowls around the world
Like most major conurbations in Australia, Perth offers numerous outlets for you to merrily eat your way around the world (indeed, you can eat a variety of different cuisines within the 19th century State Buildings). If you live for a good curry, you could do worse than Annalakshmi; a pay-as-you-feel buffet-style Indian restaurant favoured by backpackers and locals alike that offers a diverse range of dishes that are flavourful but not too spicy that they’ll have you in tears. If Chinese food is more your bag, check out Canton Bay for a high-end dining experience you’ll never forget.
For veggies and vegans
Australia is the third largest growth market for vegan cuisine in the world, so if you live a completely plant-based lifestyle, Perth has you covered. There are numerous vegan and vegetarian restaurants scattered about and around Perth but if you are looking for the best, you’ll find no finer than the Heavenly Raw Cafe in Fremantle where you’ll find a plethora of pizzas, burgers, soups and pasta dishes as well as the usual array of salads and wraps. But where this cafe really shines is in its incredible vegan desserts where you’ll find homemade, dairy-free equivalents of all your favourite non-vegan chocolate bars like Twixes, Mars bars and snickers as well as a vegan cheesecake that’s to die for! YUM!
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