What’s Open in the West
It’s rewarding on many levels to support local and it’s exciting that even whilst in lock-down we can discover some place new in Melbourne’s west.
Here’s just some of the great options on our list to uncover something enticing in your neighbourhood, to enjoy at home, during COVID-19.
Food from Home
Witchmount Winery, Plumpton
The Harvest at Witchmount Estate is offering home delivery of chef cooked meals, take away coffee and wine! You’ll get free delivery for orders over $50 or only $8.50 for orders under $50. Plus; Witchmount Cellar Door online store has a case sale with free delivery within a 50kms radius. Give them a call on 03 9747 1111 to place your order. www.witchmountestate.com.au
The Coffeeologist, Point Cook
Head to this drive-through café window for quality coffee and homemade treats. The Coffeeologist has also started selling a Breakfast Essentials pack for $20 which includes a fresh loaf of bread, 2L milk, half dozen free range eggs, 2 muffins of the day and 1 coffee. Add 200g bacon for $5, yes please! www.facebook.com/thecoffeeologist
Mabu Mabu Tuck Shop, Yarraville
An indigenous café bringing fresh, seasonal and native ingredients recently launched a pick-up and delivery service, featuring a contemporary tuck shop menu. Choose from native dishes including emu tacos, pepperberry snapper, coconut cured ocean fish, lemon myrtle green curry, island marinated chicken burgers, pineapple fritters and more! Pick-up and deliveries available for our lucky locals within 4km. www.mabumabu.com.au
Latin Foods and Wines, Deer Park
Known for producing the best empanadas in Melbourne, this South American food store has developed an express takeaway menu with pick up or home delivery available. Specialising in empanadas, asado, chacarero, tamales, traditional breads, sweets, deli smallgoods, sandwiches de miga and various imported products from around South America. www.latinfoodsandwines.com.au
Wolf on Watton, Werribee
Local brothers James and Nathan opened Wolf on Watton last year with a menu all about enjoying, celebrating and sharing good food with good company. Nowadays, when you and your family are hungry like a wolf, enjoy free delivery (within 5km) or pick up daily from 9am – 8pm. Order easily online. www.wolfonwatton.com.au/online-ordering
Old Man Drew, Ascot Vale
Indulge in a range of wholesome and hearty lunches and dinners to enjoy at home. Choose to pick up or get free home delivery (within 5km). Looking for something sweet? The take away menu has hot jam doughnuts, smoothies and shakes. Or for something more sophisticated order scones with jam, cream and tea. Open 7 days. www.oldmandrewcafe.com.au
Brother Hen, Moonee Ponds
On days like these, we grab some drive by bao. Or are you craving hotcakes, tacos or loaded fries? Hit up Brother Hen. Order online and head on down; the team will bring the order right to your car door. Winning. Open Mon – Sun for breakfast and lunch. Now open Fri + Sat nights for take home dinner packs too. Home delivery is also available. www.brotherhen.com.au/
Slow Food Melbourne, Spotswood
Farmers’ markets are arguably the safest places to shop as they are outdoors and lower density than supermarkets. Fresh air and fresh food. The Farmers Market in Spotswood remains open and they have put in place policies to keep stallholders and market punters safe and healthy including stringent cleaning regimes and social distancing. The next genuine farmers’ market is on Sat 23rd May at Spotswood Kingsville RSL. https://slowfoodmelbourne.com.au
The Village Foodstore, Hillside
Nothing beats a hot coffee and a little treat on days of lock down with the family. Grab some fresh pastries, focaccia’s, bacon & egg rolls, toasties or croissants from The Village Foodstore. Top up on your essentials while you’re there with a wide selection of produce from milk and sourdough loaves to fresh eggs delivered fresh daily. Available to pick up, and with lunch and dinner options available on Uber Eats. https://villagefoodstore.com.au/
Oh My Greens, Melton South
Singaporean vegan delights for lunch or dinner from Wed – Sun. Enjoy delicious favourites such as Kampung Laksa, Sweet and Sour Crunch, Corny Burger, Fish and Chips, the signature Satay Burger, Cheesy Moos “Beef” Burger. Both take away and delivery options are available. The team at Oh My Greens are spreading the community love by giving out free fried rice and noodles to people in need. www.ohmygreens.com.au
Sebastain Beach Bar & Grill, Williamstown
Enjoy Sebastian at Home with a selection of take away meals ready to eat as well as dining kits which can be easily stored in the fridge and reheated when you’re ready to tuck in! Start with our famous croquetas, and then choose a main with a selection of sides. If you have a sweet tooth choose to add on Chef Leigh Robbins famous Basque cheesecake, and don’t forget that oh so essential bottle of wine. Pre-order for weekend meals here: https://sebastianbeachgrill.com/takeaway
Santorini Restaurant, Williamstown
This authentic Mediterranean restaurant was quick to launch its own home delivery service, which is free! Souva, gyros, moussaka, calamari, saganaki and more. www.santorinirestaurant.com.au
Birdcage Café, Altona
Offering delivery from the restaurant to your car. Diners can download the Hey You app and choose from their menu. In the notes section enter your cars make/colour/rego and the staff will bring it out to your car. Approx wait times 10-15mins. www.birdcagecafe.com.au
Aintree Café and Garden, Aintree
Aintree Café and Garden is a 100% not for profit social enterprise, featuring a beautiful garden and café. The team are now producing a range of fresh and delicious ready-made meal packs with a varying selection each week of main meals, sides and desserts. Available for pick up or home delivery. www.weloveaintree.org/our-cafe
Kindred Café, Yarraville
The wonderful fol at Kindred Café are providing pre-prepared meals for lunch and dinner, available for takeaway. They also have quantities of rice, bread and other staples available for purchase. Their driveway service is available for pick-up/takeaway options too. www.facebook.com/kindredcafeyarraville
Harry & Larry’s General Store, Footscray
Local home delivery of all the necessities of life – fresh produce, bread, dairy, deli and meats, coffee and even pizza from Slice Girls West. Online ordering now available via their website, with either a pick up or delivery option. www.harryandlarrys.com.au
Motorino Pizzeria, South Kingsville
Authentic Italian pizza and pasta. Pre-order dinner online and choose whether you want to pick it or have it delivered. Restaurant owner Murat has been preparing 10 boxed pizzas each day for anyone struggling at the moment. Regular customers have been so inspired, they’ve begun paying it forward at Motorino to help out too. www.motorinopizzeria.com.au
Quang Vinh, St Albans
Affordable and authentic Vietnamese classics. Weeks ago Quang Vinh began offering frozen meals for people self-isolating. Now they’re also providing a drive through service where customers can park in Alfrieda St and have their take away order brought to their car. https://quangvinhbyorestaurant.cafeleader.com
Bekka Restaurant, Moonee Ponds
Bekka is bringing the best of Lebanese cuisine right to your doorstep. They’ve begun an in-house delivery service run by their staff every night between 5pm and 9pm. Minimum order $25. Enjoy a 10% discount on all pick-up orders. Call or order online. www.bekkarestaurant.com.au
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Find even more in your region
Each local council of Melbourne’s west is providing online updates for residents and businesses in relation to the current COVID-19 situation. Read below to keep up to date with what’s available in your region.
- Hobsons Bay – read here.
- Wyndham Together – read here.
- Moonee Valley – read here.
- Maribyrnong – read here.
- Brimbank – read here.
- Melton City Much More – Download the free app here to learn more.