With winter underway, you may be looking for some tasty local takeaway treats to warm your tummy and soul. Comfort food looks a little different for everyone; it may be digging into a plate of dumplings, slurping away at a hot bowl of ramen or devouring a hearty serve of pasta.
With dine-in restaurants restrictions in place, there are plenty of restaurants in the City of Port Phillip doing takeaway that would love your support.
Three Little Dumplings, South Melbourne
For the ultimate comfort food fix, you can’t go past dumplings. These moreish fun-sized treats are the perfect option for a laid-back night at home.
Wrapped in a soft doughy layer and available in a variety of finger-licking fillings, you’ll be spoiled for choice. Each serve comes with 10-12 pieces of dumpling delights.
If dumplings aren’t your thing, Three Little Dumplings also has a mammoth menu of Chinese rice, noodles, dim sims, and meat and vegetarian dishes.
Get your dumplings hit at Three Little Dumplings in South Melbourne
Kebab Hut, St Kilda
Kebabs are a crowd-pleaser for all ages. They’re hearty, affordable and sure to satisfy. St Kilda’s Kebab Hut is serving up authentic Turkish fare for pickup or delivery. Whether you prefer succulent marinated chicken, lamb shish or deep-fried falafel, omnivores and vegetarians alike can enjoy comfort food from Kebab Hut.
You can also grab all the usual suspects, such as ‘HSPs’, as well as a tub of Harry’s ice cream to top it off.
Grab a kebab at Kebab Hut in St Kilda
FIGO, which translates to ‘cool’ in Italian, is an Elwood mainstay for authentic Italian pizza and street food. If a healthy dose of carbs is your ticket to comfort, FIGO is perfect for those pizza and pasta cravings.
Pickup some homemade pork, beef and ricotta meatballs in fresh Napoli sugo, plus a side of FIGO bread for a taste of Italy at home. If cheesy goodness is more your kind of thing, try the gnocchi 4 formaggi, with homemade potato gnocchi, parmigiano, mascarpone, pecorino, gorgonzola, pine nuts and rockets.
Perfect for a date night at home or a delicious mid-week meal, enjoy Italian food done right at FIGO.
Get your Italian food fix at FIGO in Elwood
Prince Alfred, Port Melbourne
As far as comfort food goes, it’s hard to go past pub classics. Dining at the pub may be limited (for now), but Prince Alfred’s serving up pub feeds seven days a week, from 4 to 8 pm.
Dig into their classic bangers and mash: creamy mashed potato, pork and fennel sausages and topped with gravy. Or choose from steak, meat and vegetarian pies, and classic and eggplant parma’s. Prince Alfred is also doing starters, burgers, and a bunch of heat and eat-at-home meals for you to wolf down.
Pick a pub classic from Prince Alfred in Port Melbourne
No.18 Ramen, St Kilda
On a cold wintery night, a hot bowl of ramen screams comfort. This traditional Japanese noodle soup includes the ever-popular Ol’ Skool ramen: with chicken, a delicious pork and fish stock, egg noodle, pork belly, egg, Naruto, spring onion and nori. With the stock in its own container, you won’t have to worry about freshness. Simply pour it into your bowl to sip and slurp away!
For plant-based eats, Miso ‘N’ Possible has got you sorted. With a miso base, this one’s topped with deep-fried tofu, corn, nori, egg noodle, bean sprouts, Japanese bamboo shoots and more.
Pair it with some gyoza, sushi, or one of their delicious entrees, such as their Japanese pancake (okonomiyaki) to level it up.
Get your ramen fix at No.18 Ramen in St Kilda
More restaurants and cafes open for business
While cafes and restaurants face unprecedented challenges, we want to make it easier for you to support your local eateries. You can see which local traders are open for business on our Love my Place directory
We’re also shining the spotlight on businesses and things to do in the City of Port Phillip on our blog page – be sure to check it out.