My Top 5 Takeaway Options in Perth

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Do you feel time poor? I think all of us are! Even though home-cooked meals can be quick and easy, sometimes it’s totally necessary (and fun) to grab takeaway. It also means that there are no dishes – win-win.

I always leave two spaces for “free meals” when I construct personalised meal plans for my clients. These are meals where I leave it up to the client to go out for dinner or grab a takeaway.

These "free meals" are also incorporated into my own diet and the 21 Day Shape Up meal plan that I constructed for WelleCo. So, I thought I would write a quick blog for you all to share my top 5 favourite go-to's. .

Eat healthy 80-90% of the time? Then let yourself indulge. But, if you're serious about losing weight, or if you have gut problems including food sensitivities, you do want to be that little bit more savvy and always go for the healthiest option.

 

1. Grill'd Burgers

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Firstly I just want to say… if you’re living a healthy lifestyle, it should be one that focuses around home-cooked meals about 80% of the time. Then, the other 20% doesn't have to be so regimented and strict! We need to live an enjoyable life with variety. SO, when you want a burger… get a burger! There’s no need to really get into the nitty-gritty (unless you have specific dietary requirements - like me). There’s nothing wrong with getting a regular, genuine, good old burger.

My top picks:

The salads are all great. Just ask for the dressing on the side, otherwise too much can be used and the calorie content would easily surge up.

ANY of the burgers. The bun just really depends on your dietary pattern! So, don’t bother getting a low carb/paleo bun if you’re not following a low carb lifestyle. If you seem to manage your weight well with a diet that includes carbohydrates, go for the normal bread! And, if you’re gluten free but don’t follow a low carb diet, choose the gluten-free bun. Calorie wise… all of the buns are much/much.

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What do I get?

The green dream salad with dressing on the side.

OR

The simply grilled or Simon says on the paleo/low carb bun. 

Extra tips to still make the healthiest choice and not go totally overboard:

  • Avoid getting chips or share with a friend
  • Ask for dressing on the side with your salad
  • If you’re getting a burger that already has mayo in it, probably go easy on the cheese (and visa versa). Choose one or the other
  • If you’re trying to limit sugar, especially if you’re on a weight loss diet, ask for the relish to be left out.

 

2. Peko Peko (Doubleview and Attadale)

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Honestly, everything here is a dream. Whether you're vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, low carb or just generally health conscious, all of the meals here are amazing.

It’s so healthy that it doesn’t need to even really count as those
“once or twice a week free meals”.

Perfect for a super healthy and tasty light lunch or a more substantial, comforting meal at night.

What do I get?

I LOVE the rice-paper rolls at lunchtime. I always get one chicken rice paper roll and one tofu. On days I’m extra hungry ill get 3 (one chicken and 2 tofu). I always get the miso and ginger sauce too to go with them - obsessed.

For dinner, I order a noodle meal with chicken and the red curry sauce. However - I ask for no noodles and extra vegetables. Honestly the best meal ever, it has so many fresh greens and the sauce is extremely tasty.

 

3. The Boatshed (Cottesloe)

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This supermarket has everything. From fresh produce to takeaway meals. It’s great if you don’t know what cuisine you feel like as there’s pretty much everything here!

From salads to soups, to curries, to sushi, to hot meals, it has you covered.

What do I get?

I love getting a large salad from the deli. I always get a combo of three or four of them - and they change daily! But I always opt for ones that suit my dietary requirements (gluten free and low carb). So, I go for ones that don’t have grains!

I also love the hot roast meat that they do! Sometimes I get this and a small-medium salad to go with it.

And Fine Foods do a great range of super healthy soups – I find these hard to find! Love getting this in winter when I just don’t have the time to cook up my own.

 

4. TQR (Nedlands)

So this is the best Vietnamese food for dinner! You can also dine in as it is a restaurant. It’s just so fresh and tasty and the portions are nice and generous. I eat it and don’t feel gross and heavy afterwards - like so many other Asian restaurants make me feel.

I always ask for my meals to be prepared gluten-free and it’s possible! They just use gluten-free sauces when they’re cooking your meals. Definitely get this with a group of people so you can order a few things and share.

What do I get?

The basil chicken stirfry, the red and green curries and the steamed Asian vegetables. The vegetables are great as they bulk up your meals and gather all the yummy sauces so I don’t really feel the need to eat rice. It’s a great feeling to feel full of heaps of vegetables.

 

5. Mamatran

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Another great, super cheap Vietnamese place. I prefer it for lunch when you just want a meal for yourself (TQR is more of the place where you need a few people to share it with I think!).

What do I get?

The chicken salad or the vegetarian rice paper rolls. The pho’s are great too but I just haven’t tried them yet!

I hope you enjoyed reading this!

Do you have a go-to healthy takeaway that you love to get in Perth? Please comment and let me know. I would love to expand my options.

Bec xx