The Best Takeaway Picks in Sydney According to Our Writers
These are our favourite takeaway picks across Sydney that have proved their worthiness time and time again.
On the nights when the couch is calling and getting dressed up is an unthinkable task, treating yourself to takeout is a wise solution. Luckily for you, some of the best restaurants across Sydney also offer takeaway options — so you can have a dining experience in the comfort of your slacks.
As resident eating aficionados, we've tasted our way through much of Sydney's takeaway scene and have found the takeout picks that have proved their worthiness time and time again. So next time you're looking for a takeaway option that will make it all the way back home sog-free and piping hot, check out our favourite picks across Sydney.
Sydney's current restrictions including stay-at-home orders are set to run until Friday, July 16. Hospitality is open for takeaway and delivery. Please stay safe, make sure you are socially distancing and wear a mask whenever you leave the home. For a full list of restrictions and exposure sites, visit NSW Health.
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An elite takeaway experience is as much about context as it is execution. For example, if I've pushed the boat out on booze consumption the night before, a Guzman y Gomez burrito is a tube of meat for which I would publicly embarrass myself. However, this year my takeout peak was an act of pure spontaneity. Pre-lockdown, after a post-work haircut in Marrickville I was heading home with the intention of making dinner when, on a whim, I turned into Eat Fuh, picked up a beef pho and found a park bench. My hair looked good, the soup was incredible, and I was eating alone in public.
All of Eat Fuh's locations are open for takeaway through lockdown, or if you'd prefer to stay at home the full menu is available on UberEats.
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Lockdown has allowed me to finally cook recipes I've had saved for ages, but there is one dish I'm not game to try: ramen. I'm happy to leave that to the masters. And by masters, I mean, of course, Chaco Ramen. Since Sydney's first lockdown, the Darlo eatery has been selling frozen ramen kits — they're available for takeaway, delivery via Sakenet and select supermarkets. All the hard work is done for you. Just boil the noodles, bring the frozen broth to the boil, add the toppings and boom: a steaming bowl of restaurant-quality ramen from the comfort of your couch. Hot tip: if, like me, you believe ramen is incomplete without ajitama (a marinated boiled egg), the restaurant's popped a tutorial on Instagram.
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No matter what I do, I keep coming back to Yang Guo Fu Ma La Tang in Kingsford. When I say that this is a gloriously messy choice for takeout, I mean it — don't wear white unless you're willing to let it go as a noble sacrifice to your home dining endeavours. The Yang Guo Fu team are also in the CBD, but the experience of ordering takeaway here requires a little instruction if you're new to the DIY hot pot game. Grab a plastic bowl, tongs, and fill it up with whatever tickles your fancy from the giant open fridges stuffed with fresh ingredients. You'll find everything you need including thinly sliced meats, fresh mushrooms, tofu, seafood, dumplings and noodles — plus if you're feeling more adventurous, add in options like tripe, tendon and pig's ear. Pick your broth, I recommend the traditional spicy soup or laksa, then grab the whole steaming bowl to-go once it's ready. The dream.
Yang Guo Fu Ma La Tang is open for takeaway through lockdown at their Kingsford and CBD branches.
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My favourite takeout I've had this lockdown is the new King Street Mexican spot Maiz. The torta was overflowing with flavour and the beef sope was melt-in-your-mouth good. Plus at the moment, you can also grab Mexican beers, wines or boozy aguas frescas to take home. For the best takeaway in the city, however, you can't go past a curry with all the trimmings from Lankan Filling Station.
Published on July 08, 2021 by Concrete Playground