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Published March 27th 2020
Staying in doesn't need to mean missing out
If you're stuck at home by choice or circumstance, or just too busy to hit the shops, you can still support locally based or niche food businesses in Perth for those essential... or not so essential items. Try out some or all of these delicious finds:
Top Dup Donuts Tame the sweet tooth with Top Dup's famous donuts. They offer classic cinnamon or a weekly rotation of very glamorous favourites in mini or biggie, as well as Perth canned cold brew coffee Filament. Order by 8pm for next day delivery in the Perth metro area with a minimum order of $60. Order on the Top Dup website. They are based in Willagee.
Dinner Twist burst onto the Perth scene 7 years ago and deliver a range of meal boxes to your door with all the ingredients you need and step-by-step recipes. The produce is top quality and the recipes delicious and easy to follow, featuring local producers. There are four boxes to choose from and you can swap from week to week based on your menu preference.
They now also have the Marketplace, where you can simplify life by adding a growing range of items to your box delivery, such as fresh fruit and veg, Bannister Downs milk, Abhi's bread, eggs, snacks, coffee beans, pantry items and more. Order online the week prior for delivery to Perth and many regional centres - check your postcode here. Visit the Dinner Twist website to order. Tip: You can also use the code 19WQTT9 for a $50 discount off your first order. Dinner Twist are based in Canning Vale.
The Dinner Twist Marketplace is growing
Otherside Brewing Otherside Brewing offers their core range (Anthem, Social, Harvest, Festive) in 4, 6 or 18 packs and a Mixed Session 18 pack with Festive Session, Social Helles Lager and Lo-Fi Citrus Ale. You can usually find keg options and other ranges as they are available. The use good quality ingredients and their beers are naturally preservative-free. Order before 12pm for delivery by close of business the next weekday, in the Greater Perth region. You can order online on their website. Otherside are based in Myaree.
BioBean Coffee If you're a coffee lover you know the pure joy of opening a pack of freshly roasted coffee. BioBean Coffee roast fresh organic, fairtrade single-origin coffee to order. Order before 10am Wednesday so BioBean can roast your order for despatch Mon - Wed. All coffee ordered online is guaranteed to be no more than 48 hours old on the day it is sent and is available in 250g compostable packs or 1kg. Find more information on available coffee and order online here. Biobean Coffee is based in Helena Valley.
BioBean coffee pack
Gesha Coffee Co. You may have visited the cafe, but did you know Gesha can offer locally roasted beans sent straight from the roastery to your door? Shop Gesha Coffee Co online for delivery in approximately 3 business days. Choose from 250g and 1kg bags in either single-origin or blends. Gesha Coffee Co is based in Bibra Lake.
Brownes Dairy Brownes may be an unusual inclusion given they are no longer locally owned, but they make the list as a Western Australian icon with a fresh milk range from WA (also, I have unashamed fond memories of the Milko in the 90s). After a very long hiatus on home delivery, they announced during the COVID-19 pandemic that they would trial a re-introduction of their 'Milko' service, delivering milk, flavoured milk, juice, yoghurt and Yogo in Perth, mostly the northern suburbs. You can find more information and order online on the Brownes Dairy website. Brownes Dairy is based in Balcatta.
Brownes Dairy announced a trial reintroduction of the 'Milko'
Bodhi's Bakehouse specialise in ultra-healthy, traditionally handcrafted bread, great if you're steering away from highly processed foods. The range includes gluten-free, organic, rye or wholegrain and you can order online for bread, biscuits, dry mixes and more. Order by 3pm Friday for shipping Monday, by 4pm Monday for Wednesday, by 4pm Wednesday for Friday delivery to Perth (north to Yanchep, south to Falcon and inland up to Mundaring). Click here to shop online. Bodhi's Bread are based in Fremantle.
Pumpkin & Turmeric Sourdough from Bodhi's Bakehouse
Fish - Kailis Bros Fish Market This well-known name in WA seafood is now delivering to your door. Hop on to their website to choose from a range of seafood or dinner packs. Order by 8am for same-day delivery Monday to Friday in a radius from Leederville (limited southern suburbs). For obvious reasons, you must be home to receive the delivery. Order online now. Kailis Bros Leederville is (you guessed it) based in Leederville.
Kailis Bros pack your order in an esky
Pretzels - Little Home Bakery Little Home Bakery will deliver pretzels, as well as a large range of other bread and pastry products, to your door. For a flat delivery fee of under $10 they currently deliver to postcodes: 6000 to 6026, 6029, 6050 to 6066, 6076, 6090 to 6110, 6147 to 6160, 6162 to 6164, 6166, 6800 to 6990 (they say to call if you're not in the list). Orders are delivered Monday, Wednesday and Friday with the deadline a few days prior. To see the full range and order head to the website. Little Home Bakery is based in Morley.