by Dan Cunningham and Holly Bodeker-Smith
Updated May 17th, 2021
From the many Asian restaurants that line Gouger Street to the salad bars and other takeaway joints endemic to Peel Street and surrounds, the CBD is packed with places to get a fast, cheap lunch. Here are our top picks.
This ambitious modern-Asian restaurant and store challenges its neighbours on the ailing Hutt Street strip.
All the dumplings.
Inventive pastries to go.
How quickly can you slurp?
Defeating hunger since 1985.
Slow-roasted meats served fast.
Vibrant juices and lots of grainy salads.
Where salad is the hero.
Raising the bar for vegetarian food.
The faster alternative to NNQ Woodville.
A Central Market legend.
Go for the KFC Bao (fried chicken with Asian slaw and kimchi mayo).
For banh mi, pho, noodle bowls and baos.
Get in early or you'll wait.
Vegan and vegetarian burgers.
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