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Perth's favourite local fast food

Move over McDonald's and KFC – this is fast food 2.0

Photograph: Jessica Wyld

Fast food may be speedy, but it doesn’t have to be mass produced or unhealthy. These local favourites have plenty of character and flavour, quality ingredients, and you don’t have to worry about being charged a fee or paying a minimum on your credit card. Yep, that’s what we call convenience.  

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Ribs and Burgers

Head over to William Street for fast food with a fancy edge. Ribs and Burgers is nestled in the chic 140 Perth precinct, serving up premium burgers and eight-hour slow-cooked ribs. The hearty American-style burgers come in beef, chicken or veggie varieties, with most of the standards coming with a dash of ‘Aunty Joan’s pink sauce’. Grilled pork, beef and lamb ribs are basted in signature Ribs and Burgers flavours, and paired with chips or apple cabbage salad. The handy 140 Perth location places the eatery in the perfect position for a bite to eat before or after a jaunt over to Northbridge.

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Missy Moos

Gourmet burgers are the name of the game at Missy Moos. The South Fremantle fast food hotspot (which also has a Mount Hawthorn outpost) serves up gourmet grub with premium local ingredients. Pick up a traditional Missy Moos Burger with a homemade beef patty, tomato, mixed lettuce, Missy relish and aioli. Starving? Lash out with a Man vs Missy – that’s three homemade beef patties, aioli, six onion rings, six slices of cheese, mixed lettuce, tomato, three rashers of bacon and two eggs. The kid-friendly spot on South Terrace also serves up creative veggie burgers, salads, and classic chunky chips.

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South Fremantle
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Mack Daddy's New York Slice

Mack Daddy’s have quickly cemented themselves as a Mount Lawley favourite. The Beaufort Street pizza parlour is serving up New York-style slices for lunch and dinner throughout the week, boasting to bring the ‘biggest, baddest pizzas in town’. Their 16” and 22” pizzas are also sold by the slice, all topped with Mack Daddy’s special sauce. Go classic with a Mamma Mack’s Margherita, topped with grande mozzarella, romano and herbs, or test the Boom, Shake Shake Shake the Shroom featuring mixed mushrooms, roasted garlic and ricotta. Looking for something extra? Snap up some Mozzarella Ella Ella sticks, buffalo wings with blue cheese dip, New York cheesecake or peanut butter fudge brownie.

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Highgate
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Run Amuk

Run Amuk is serving up hot dogs with a difference. The family-run snack space came about when owners Emily and Jodey made fancy hot dogs with ingredients from their esky while camping, inspiring them to set up shop in South Fremantle. The menu spans classic ’dogs – bratwurst, caramelised onions, tomato sauce and American mustard – to ‘unleashed’ varieties. The ‘Ninja’, for instance, combines premium bratwurst, freshly made guacamole, steamed rice, teriyaki sauce, pineapple relish, pickled ginger, Japanese mayo and furikake seasoning. Any of the hot dogs can also be easily modified into veggie ’dogs, with the handmade, gluten-free and vegan Run Amuk veggie sausage.

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South Fremantle
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Comet Pizza

Comet Pizza is serving up some of Perth’s best gourmet pizza from their Northbridge store. A stroll down William Street of an evening will lead you straight to their welcoming verandah, always chock-full of cheerful foodies. Comet has white sauce and red sauce pizzas to tempt your tastebuds, from a spinach and prosciutto white sauce number with mozzarella, crushed garlic and parmesan, to an artichoke and anchovy red sauce pie with mozzarella, capers, rocket and parmesan. There are sides on hand too, including marinated olives and stone-baked sourdough. Eat among the hustle and bustle of the Northbridge nightlife, or grab your goodies to go.

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Northbridge