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The Best Takeaway in Sydney's Inner West

Pizza, pasta and Middle Eastern feeds... the best takeaway options in the Inner West!

Emma's Snack Bar
Emma's Snack Bar

As we settle into another week of lockdown, we're all thinking about how we can support local businesses (while also gorging ourselves on delicious restaurant quality feeds). With that in mind we've selflessly been rounding up the best takeaway in Sydney and ordering up an absolutely indulgent storm.

Now, we all know that 'Inner West is best' and we're boasting some of the best foodie spots in Sydney, so here's the list of the best takeaway in Sydney's Inner West.

The Best Takeaway in the Inner West: Glebe

Bellevue Cottage by Antoine
Bellevue Cottage by Antoine
Bellevue Cottage by Antoine 

The ever-picturesque Bellevue Cottage by Antoine is open for pick-up and delivery with everything from flat whites to gourmet fare on offer. Chef Antoine Moscovitz is serving up his classic French-Australian fusion dishes. Think smoked black Angus brisket pot pie and truffle mash – the ultimate comfort feed. And if you’re getting your government mandated exercise on the Glebe Foreshore this couldn’t be more perfect! If you ask us, a jog isn’t a jog if you don’t come home with a coffee and a croissant.

55 Leichhardt Street, Glebe

The Best Takeaway in the Inner West: Petersham

Sweet Belem Cake Boutique
Sweet Belem Cake Boutique
Sweet Belem Cake Boutique

Is there anything better than a creamy, cinnamon packed Portuguese tart with a buttery crust and a warm gooey centre? Seriously, they are absolutely drool-worthy. Available on delivery platforms or for pick-up, with some of these delicious baked goods in your hands, life looks pretty sweet!

35b New Canterbury Road, Petersham

Public House Petersham
Public House Petersham
Public House Petersham

Woodfired pizzas and natty wine? Sign us up! Pick up a bottle or two, craft beers or bottled cocktails from their pop-up bottle shop and pick up some delicious woodfired pizzas while you’re at it. Feed the whole fam picking up two pizzas and a bottle of natural wine for $65 or two pizzas and a bottled cocktail (serves 5) for $85.

Public House Petersham, 292 Stanmore Road, Petersham

The Best Takeaway in the Inner West: Newtown

Avi's Kantini
Avi's Kantini
Avi's at the Bank

If you’re taking walk along King Street to kill time this lockdown you might have noticed that The Bank has opened up it’s King Street windows to dish out Turkish-inspired eats from Avi’s. Think house-made dips, falafels, fried kofta, comforting pides and burgers. Or if you’re interested in a complete feed pick up the Avi’s at Home deal with a pide, falafel, Fattoush and chips. If you’ve been seriously missing the pub – who hasn’t? – then you’ll be pleased to know that each order receives a curated playlist to bring the sounds of Avi’s home with you.

Avi’s at The Bank Hotel, 324 King Street, Newtown

Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers
Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers
Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers

Melt in your mouth, fluffy goodness – good gnocchi disappears like fairy floss in your mouth and the Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers serve great gnocchi. Sydney’s first dedicated gnoccheria, is opening on King Street on the 14th of July, but is already open for takeaway. With seven delicious sauces topping the fresh and fluffy gnocchi from beef Bolognese and pesto to decadent creamy lobster and barramundi and wild mushroom and truffle sauce, each retailing for a very reasonable ($14.50). They have great set menus from the gnocchi degustation with six pastas to the family meal and sweet tooth combo. They’ve got a delicious Italian tiramisu which makes for the perfect pick me up!

119 King Street Newtown

P&V Wine + Liquor Merchants
P&V Wine + Liquor Merchants
P&V Wine + Liquor Merchants

With pick up and deliveries available everyday, P&V Wine + Liquor Merchants are here to help you with all your lockdown essentials: natural wines, grenache, beers and small batch booze of all varieties. Their Paddington venue is also doing takeaway snacks including charcuterie and cheese packs for your next at home wine and cheese night!

Enmore Road, Newtown

Continental Deli
Continental Deli
Continental Deli

Everyone’s favourite deli and home of the famous - and very lockdown friendly – mar-tinny and can-hattan, Continental Deli is coming home to you! Available for pick-up or delivery, get yourself a delicious roll filled with the freshest ingredients, a charcuterie plate to step up your next lockdown wine night, any of their famous tinned cocktails or or bistro dishes. Still stuck for inspiration? Try the Seuss-ically named Flan in a Can.

Need another reason? When we interviewed Chef Guillaume Brahmi he said this was the place in Sydney he was most excited to come back to after lockdown. 

210 Australia Street, Newtown

The Best Takeaway in the Inner West: Enmore

Emma’s Snack Bar

Our favourite Enmore local, Emma’s snack bar is serving up delicious Lebanese classics available for pick-up or delivery in Sydney. In addition to their typically delicious Lebanese fare, during lockdown they serve delicious ‘TV Dinners’ with everything from lamb, chicken and fish to vegetarian and keto boxes with dips, Fattoush salad and hand-cut garlic potatoes and of course Lebanese bread. If you’d rather curate your own feast, with everything from dips to delicious crispy lady fingers, dips galore and mouth-wateringly good fried cauliflower, brussel sprouts and oven roasted eggplant. And, of course, you can pick up kebabs and shawarma because just because ‘vertical consumption’ and dance floors are banned, it doesn’t mean we should miss out on everyone’s favourite late night meat.

59 Liberty Street, Enmore

Queen Chow
Queen Chow
Queen Chow

With two beautiful locations, one perched on Manly Wharf and another in the middle of bustling Enmore Road, Merivale's Queen Chow reigns supreme on the Chinese cuisine front. For lockdown, you can order a generous helping of their signature fusion dishes for pick up from midday to 8pm, to be enjoyed in the comfort of your own home.

Enmore Road, Enmore

The Best Takeaway in the Inner West: Balmain

Efendy
Efendy
Efendy

The legends at Efendy has brought back their famous soup and pide cart, serving free lentil soup and pide bread from 4pm daily until they run out – and it’s delicious free soup so you should get in quick cause they will run out!  The cart is a brainchild of the initial wave of lockdowns in 2020 and was designed to give back to the local community with an honesty box for gold coin donations from those who can help.

As well as the classic winter warmers available from the cart, you can also pick up Turkish feast available for takeaway with homemade Turkish bread, dips, mixed meat and vegetable pides and baklava. One of our favourite spots to get takeaway in Balmain, it’s an absolute must visit.

79 Elliot Street, Balmain

The Best Takeaway in the Inner West: Marrickville

Hello Auntie
Hello Auntie
Hello Auntie

Everyone’s favourite Vietnamese, Hello Auntie Marrickville has opened its kitchen 7 days a week for lunch and dinner for the first time ever to provide its customers with all their favourite dishes during lockdown! With plenty of traditional, vegan and vegetarian options. Think spring rolls, banh xeo crispy coconut turmeric crepe packed with your favourite flavours, wagyu egg noodles. They also have feed me feast options for full meals, as well as, cook at home packs!

278 Illawarra Road, Marrickville

The Best Takeaway in the Inner West: Ultimo

Stitch Coffee
Stitch Coffee
Stitch Coffee

Beloved Sydney coffee roaster, Stitch Coffee, have recently opened their doors with a flagship café at Broadway. The perfect mélange between a coffee bar and a retail offering, helmed by roasting royalty, Nawar Adra (Circa Espresso, Brewtown Newtown), this new venue has well and truly earnt its stripes. The space is beautiful and the coffee is soul-healing. And, if you’re in need of a coffee to get you through the latest lockdown then pick up their beans, organic tea, matcha pods or a spiced up sticky chai. While you’re there make sure you pick up Portugese tarts, cinnamon scrolls, and almond croissants – because why not?

80 Bay Street, Ultimo 

The Best Takeaway in the Inner West: Haymarket

Mamak
Mamak
Mamak

We don’t know what we love the most about Mamak: the mouth-wateringly good Malaysian food, the cheap-as-chips prices, or the fact that their entire menu is available for takeaway. Call ahead to get your fix of their mouth-watering roti, fried chicken or spicy curries, you’ll know it’s worth the wait.

Chatswood and Haymarket

The Best Takeaway in the Inner West: Various Inner West Locations

Shenkin
Shenkin
Shenkin

No matter what you need to get you through the lockdown, they’ve got it as Shenkin. Chocolate chip cookies, coffee, shakshua, labneh plates – they’ve got you covered. Their Enmore outpost also offers delicious dinner menus from teriyaki eggplant, hummus, lamb spare ribs and other delicious dishes with a unique fusion of Middle Eastern and Australian flavours.

Enmore, Erskineville, Surry Hills and Newtown

Rice Pantry
Rice Pantry
 Rice Pantry

As we roll into the second week of lockdown, Rice Pantry will be there to help us out of our rut with their delicious, fresh and flavoursome dishes. Think gourmet rice bowls, Vietnamese fried chicken, and mouth-watering baos. Drop in for takeaway or order online. Trust us, you won’t regret it!

Mary Street, St Peters & Smidmore St, Marrickville

Zeus Street Greek
Zeus Street Greek
Zeus Street Greek

Some of the best takeaway in Sydney is actually the cheapest, but what Zueus lacks in price, it makes up for in flavour. When your tummy’s growling, Zeus Street Greek, which has locations all across the city, is the place to be. Be warned, you’ll want to order everything, and there’s zero judgement in that. Leave with a feast of spanakopita, halloumi chips and feta filo fingers drizzled with honey and sesame, or load up on the souvlaki. It comes in chicken, lamb, pork and vegetarian varieties. 

Broadway, Drummoyne and Dulwich Hill

Chargrill Charlie's
Chargrill Charlie's
Chargrill Charlie's

Chargrill Charlie's is hands down, one of Sydney's best takeaway joints. Upping the game of the local chicken shop, you can pair your bbq chook with their gourmet salads and decadent sides. Although they’re a takeaway food chain, they have put in further measures to keep everyone at a safe distance, like contactless pick up, cashless payment and handwash stations.

Annandale and Drummoyne

Looking for more takeaway options? Check out the best takeaway in Sydney, the best takeaway in the Eastern Suburbs and the best takeaway in the North Shore. Need a little break from eating? Check out our guide of things to do in Sydney during lockdown.