For people who work in the city, live in the city or are visiting as tourists, it can be handy to know a few good takeaway outlets to pick up an easy dinner at the end of a long day. If you're anything like me, you will be looking for something that is quick, delicious and maybe even a little bit healthy - if possible! These are some dinner takeaway options that I have discovered around the city centre, but if you have a favourite that isn't mentioned, please leave a comment at the top of this article and share your favourites. These options below taste amazing, but they smell even more so, as they tempt you on the drive home!
Dinner and dessert in the one location at Mookie, on Genge Street
Mookie Burger is located in Genge Street, just off the main Bunda Street that runs through the city centre. This is a one-stop-shop with burgers, chips, potato gems, wings and the highly popular "concretes" for dessert - check out the reasonably-priced menu here. Also see here for details and here for a full article on Mookie Burger.
Burger Hero is located just a short walk from Mookie, over in Mort Street, Braddon. This is primarily a takeaway joint, however there are tables inside and out, if you want to sit down and pace yourself when eating your HUGE burger! Choose from one of their delicious burger options or create your own combination. See here for details and here for a full article on Burger Hero.
Catch Fish and Chips is located in the next street over from Burger Hero, in the busy Lonsdale Street. This funky fish and chip was designed to replica traditional fish and chip shops from decades gone by, right in the heart of Canberra! They sell all the traditional favourites, as well as poke bowls for a healthier option. See here for details. Also check out the Fish Shack, in the city centre.
Pizza Gusto is also located further up Lonsdale Street, a short distance from Catch fish and chips, above. Pick up a takeaway and enjoy the traditional, wood-fired flavour with a wide range of toppings to choose from. If you like to finish your meals with something sweet, try the Nutella Pizza for dessert! See here for details.
Spit Shack is also located in Lonsdale Street, further back down the road towards the city. This takeaway outlet used to be a food truck in The Hamlet before it closed, but it has now opened up a small shopfront next door. These huge rolls are jammed full of smoky roast meats and dripping with gravy - get plenty of napkins! See here for details.
Zeus Street Greek is a Greek restaurant franchise located on Genge Street, just a short walk from Mookie at the top of this list. They offer a range of delicious pitas with flame-grilled meat straight from the spit, with healthy, Mediterranean, inspired fillings. They also offer a Kids Pack with small chips and a drink. If you are short on time, you can also order a pickup online. See here for details.
Guzman Y Gomez is a Mexican outlet located on Bunda Street in the city and has all the tasty favourites such as nachos, burritos, enchiladas, salads and quesadillas, which you can turn into a meal deal for a larger meal. See here for details.
SuperBowl can be found in a different part of the city, facing Alinga Street, near No Name Lane. They are open until 8:30pm each night (except Sunday) and offer healthy and delicious poke bowls, which are a Hawaiian traditional dish with raw fish and vegetables. See here for details and here for a full article on SupaBowl.
There are literally hundreds of takeaway options around the city - too many to include here - but if you have a favourite takeaway that hasn't been mentioned, please leave a comment at the top of this article and share your delicious secret. What takeaway will you be picking up this Friday night? There is certainly no shortage of more-ish options!
Build your own meal at Guzman Y Gomez, Bunda Street. Image: Original photos from Guzman Y Gomez Facebook