A cheery Malaysian-Chinese eatery along the Barkly Street strip.
Behind the Western Bulldogs-coloured neon sign, the team from Burn City Smokers is serving New York-style slices – large, thin and pliable enough to fold into your mouth.
This Uyghur restaurant serves springy hand-pulled spicy noodles, beef dumplings, and flaky pastries filled with lamb and cumin.
A small-scale Ethiopian restaurant with tradition securely at its heart.
Barbeque and a beer garden by the folks from 8bit burgers.
Fresh pasta and one of the best beer lists in Melbourne.
This 90-seater in an old warehouse channels Brooklyn and Berlin. Inside, find scrambled eggs with smoked butter, peas and broad beans, and egg and bacon rolls with Sriracha mayo and smoked mozzarella.
This tiny pie shop has an ex-Supernormal chef in the kitchen making lasagne pies, chicken-parma sausage rolls, vegan pies and more, best followed with a hot Milo or an old-school vanilla slice. If you can’t decide, grab a party-pie tasting paddle.
The sister cafe to Seddon’s Common Galaxia is keeping it simple, serving heart-starting brews, caramel slices and mini bagels.
Sustainability, simplicity and even transportability are the guiding principles of this Footscray cafe.
Delicious treats abound at this long-standing Vietnamese bakery.
Dig through crates for rare second-hand gems, then dig into a toastie and a coffee.
Smashable sauvignon blanc, ciders from Spain and Jamaican pineapple gin are all on the menu at this relaxed bar.
A welcoming space filled with craft beer and classic books.
There’s beer matching, pine-lime beer and a beer chandelier. Try all five of the house brews for $50, matched to very beer-friendly food.
Sandwiches stuffed with egg and Meatsmith sausage, eggplant parmigiana or fried chicken; and elevated British-leaning plates and natural wines. It’s all in an unassuming old deli.
A stripped-back pub with classic fare and surprising wines.
Well-sourced and cooked steaks that make for some of Footscray’s finest.
A store in the west selling local grocery essentials, baked goods, foccacias and coffee.
A whimsical hub for art, fashion and music.
The most iconic cannoli shop in Melbourne.
What'll it be? Breakfast in an outdoor shipping container? Or maybe in an old milking station?
The area’s drinking credentials are getting better every week.
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