Perth is a multicultural city with an abundance of gastronomic diversity, and restaurants are regularly embracing a fusion of Eastern and Western dishes inspired by the city’s significant migrant population. Halal products can now be found in most supermarkets and chefs have created some spectacular halal menus. This guide will help you discover the best halal stores, cafes and restaurants during your time in Perth.
This store is located only ten minutes away from Curtin University and specialises in Middle Eastern, Turkish and African goods. It sells a wide range of halal products such as sudjuk, pastirma and other cold meats. You can also find bulgur, teas, olives, soups, desserts and cheeses here.
Golden Hay Supermarket
Golden Hay Supermarket is conveniently located in the city centre and is easily accessed by hopping on the free CAT bus that runs along Hay Street. It is stocked with halal meats and a variety of international ingredients and spices. The store also stays open until 8pm every night – handy for any late-night supermarket runs!
Springs Meats and Small Goods
This halal-certified butcher sells fresh and cold meats alongside a selection of easy meals such as pies, sausage rolls, lamb stir-fries and chicken parmigiana. Spring Meats also offers an online shopping and home delivery option so you don’t need to leave the comfort of your bedroom.
Mt Claremont Farmers Market
If you like sweet food or desserts, then look no further than the Butter Crumbs stall. Butter Crumbs is run by Muslim pastry chef, Zie, who makes and sells a variety of halal prepared biscuits, tarts, cakes and macarons. The stall can be found every Saturday at the Mt Claremont Farmers Market, and in the meantime, you can find your perfect treat on Zie’s Instagram page, @butter_crumbs_.
Istanbul Kitchen is a local favourite in North Perth. The kebab stop is attached to an on-site bakery that bakes fresh Turkish bread every morning. The store sells its own dough and pizza bases for customers who want to cook at home, and the kebabs are made with generous servings and wholesome ingredients.
Fluffy Lamb is tucked away inside the busy Fremantle Markets. The stall is the only halal-certified food outlet in the markets and has also been named one of the top Indonesian restaurants in the world. Served in takeaway containers, you can enjoy the delicious beef rendang, bone marrow rice and homemade spicy sambal as you walk around the markets.
Lord of the Fries
This revolutionary fast-food chain has taken over Australia with its inclusive food trio of vegan, halal and kosher food. LOTF boasts four different varieties of chips including classic, shoestring, chunky and sweet potato, as well as a range of vegan burgers, hot dogs, and sides. For a quick bite, give the halal snack pack a try!
Chee Tayab offers sunny outdoor seating overlooking lively Murray Street and serves hearty Lebanese food. The menu consists of creamy hummus platters, lamb koftas, hot pita breads and falafel dishes. After-dinner coffees are poured from bronze Turkish coffee pots and served with a side of baklava.
With a second restaurant in Leederville, this gourmet burger joint is renowned for its healthy ingredients and affordable meals. The burger patties are all made with local, halal lamb and beef, and the eatery uses Western Australian produce for salads and fillings. The restaurants are casual with a lively atmosphere, making them perfect spots for an inexpensive meal.
The Sarapan opened in 2014 with an unusual concept: only opening on weekends and serving halal, Malaysian-inspired breakfasts. It quickly gained popularity with its clever blend of Eastern and Western breakfast food. It now serves food seven days a week and is more popular than ever – it’s worth getting there early for a chance at a table!
Istanbul Turkish Restaurant
Known for its bright red exterior on Essex Street in Fremantle, this restaurant has been running for over 20 years. It offers single and shared Turkish dishes, as well as a set menu banquet. The mixed dips and bread combination is one of the most popular choices for a light lunch or entree.
MyRasa is a family-run favourite located in the southern suburb of Manning. It serves Malaysian halal dishes such as nasi lemak, roti canai and mee rebus. The cafe is also only a few minutes from Manning Library and a good place to take a study break!
Satay on Charcoal
Take a short ferry from Elizabeth Quay and you will reach the leafy suburb of South Perth. Here you will find Satay On Charcoal – a popular option for dining after visiting the nearby Perth Zoo. The restaurant is well-known for its sought-after stall at the annual Twilight Hawkers Market. Like the name suggests, the satay chicken dishes are the restaurant’s specialty!
Mashawi Moroccan and Middle Eastern
Tagines, tabbouleh and spiced potatoes are served in clay pots at this stylishly decorated restaurant. With its slightly higher prices, Mashawi is ideal for a birthday dinner or special occasion. The restaurant is primely positioned on the bustling Beaufort Street in Mount Lawley and serves vegan, vegetarian and meat-based Middle Eastern food.