Earlier this year we were all freely walking the streets, hitting up bars, shopping with friends, and dining out at family dinners with abandon. Of course, it’s all very different now. As we adjust to this ‘new normal’ and connect with friends online via Zoom and Houseparty, we know that one thing hasn’t changed; food is still at the top of our minds and a big part of the conversation.
Luckily we’ve some good news for our city friends! The District is delivering the goods with takeaway and food delivery services for Melbourne’s CBD, Docklands, South Melbourne (and even some of Melbourne’s western suburbs). So read on for an inside guide of some of The District’s tastiest** eats and treats.
**Fair warning; this post is guaranteed to make you hungry.
Buffalo’s Burgers Wings & Steaks
Buffalo’s Burgers and Wings has taken the American favourite and added their unique Australian twist. Their Wings and Burgers have become an Aussie favourite. (Uber Eats, Deliveroo, Menulog, Takeaway).
The Carl’s Jr. focus is on fresh food made with only premium quality ingredients so that you can indulge in their big, juicy burgers, hand-scooped real ice cream shakes, and hand-breaded chicken. And they have some great family deals to feed the whole clan while in isolation. (Uber Eats, Deliveroo, Menulog, Takeaway).
China Bar serves the most popular tastes from Malaysia, Hong Kong, China and Taiwan. They are authentic and remind locals of home. China Bar brings comfort and joy in the form of food straight to your home. (Uber Eats, EASI, Takeaway).
Craving Japanese cuisine? Say no more! Dohtonbori is back cooking everyone’s favourite savoury Japanese pancakes! The restaurant is open 7 days a week with takeaway and delivery available, providing a huge menu including Teppanyaki, Okonomiyaki, Hiroshimayaki, Tamago Yaki, Sashimi, Salads, Gyoza and even something from the grill. Yum! (Deliveroo, Menulog, Uber Eats, Takeaway).
Enjoy delicious and fresh sushi with a menu full of flavour featuring Maki Roll, Sushi Boxes, Inari, Nigiri and a plethora of other healthy lunch options. (Takeaway only).
Old Man Pho
Got a hankering for some delicious Vietnamese cuisine? Old Man Pho is the way to go. They offer takeaway and deliveries of all Asian and Vietnamese specialities such as Pho topped with chicken & egg, beef meatballs, plain noodles, Ching Poo Luong and many more. (Menulog, Takeaway)
Spice up your lunchtime with a great variety of sushi, sashimi, and sides. The abundance of delicious flavours and deluxe combinations will have you going back for more and more! (DoorDash, Uber Eats, Deliveroo, Takeaway).
Penny Cafe (Inside Cycles Galleria)
Located inside Melbourne’s favourite bike store, Penny Coffee will have you fuelled for the day with their speciality coffee and delicious treats available from their window! (Takeaway only)
Cooking up traditional Turkish Gozleme, with a variety of flavours including chicken with peri peri, Mexican flavours with beef, marinated lamb, vegetarian and vegan options plus dessert too! Grab some takeaway or order your favourite now and enjoy traditional street food in your own home. (Uber Eats).
SUBS / WRAPS
Jon Smith Subs
You know you’ll enjoy the freshest sandwiches and wraps at Jon Smith Subs because it’s all prepared fresh and made to order. They’re open 7 days a week with options for takeaway or delivery. (Uber Eats, Deliveroo, Menulog, DoorDash, Takeaway).
Nando’s is the home of PERI-PERI chicken. Who doesn’t love that unique blend of African Bird’s Eye chillies and fresh ingredients that makes Nando’s famous PERI- PERI bastings and sauces so addictive! Choose from delicious burgers, wraps and pitas or their amazing chicken share platters takeaway or delivered straight to your door! (Uber Eats, DoorDash, Takeaway).
‘Straight Outta Naples’, the SPQR experience of super authentic Neapolitan wood-fired pizza has hit Docklands. Using their signature sourdough base, San Marzano tomatoes – plus the finest local and imported ingredients – they guarantee a premium ‘pie’ every time. Grab a pizza to go or have it delivered for an authentic Italian feast. And now you can even buy their pizza bases pre-cooked and prepared so you can create your own pizza in the comfort of your home. (Uber Eats, Deliveroo, Menulog, DoorDash, Takeaway).
Urban Alley Brewery
The restaurant may be closed, but the team at Urban Alley are still brewing everyone’s favourite beer so you can enjoy a brew or two while in isolation. Plus, they’ve created hand sanitiser that will be the envy of all your friends. You can buy your supplies online and have delivered direct to your home. (Beer Delivery / Hand Sanitiser Delivery).
Chocolateria San Churro
Fact: chocolate brings joy to our hearts and smiles to our faces. Spain’s chocolaterias are known institutions where friends and family gather to socialise and share the joy. And now that you can have your family and friends over, share the chocolate joy with takeaway and delivery available at San Churro Docklands! (Uber Eats, Deliveroo, Menulog, Takeaway).
Gelateria On The Docks
Gelateria on the Docks is a firm Docklands favourite! They have a huge range of ice-cream and Gelato with over 52 different flavours. Plus they have egg-free, dairy-free and gluten-free flavours so everyone can enjoy a sweet treat! (Uber Eats, Deliveroo, Takeaway).
The District is Open
With Government restrictions lifting a little, retail stores at The District have started to re-open. With safety measures in place, you can now shop in-store with some of your favourite brands including UNIQLO, H&M, Cotton On, Skechers, Kathmandu, Hype DC, FILA, Toyworld and EB Games, Ally Fashion, Ozmosis and more.
Remember to follow safety protocols in all stores. Keep a safe distance, wash your hands and sanitise where available. And if you’re unwell, be sure to stay home to keep our community safe. More information can be found at https://bit.ly/TDDWelcomeBack