With it's place as a beacon of civilization in Western Australia, Perth also bears the responsibility of providing a fine range of grub for its people. The city rises to the task, with a quality handful of areas that will undoubtedly supply the discriminating world traveler with a worthy selection of cuisine.
If you're looking for the best of what Perth has to offer, there's no better place to start than the center of the city, particularly in Northbridge. You'll find your usual range of Asian-style restaurants and Mediterranean-based cookery, as well as a variety of pricing options and a good mix of locals and out-of-towners, especially when the weekend comes around. Cross the Swan River into Victoria Park and you can also find plenty of good locations along Albany Highway.
Your other big option for a high concentration of Perth fare is in Fremantle on the coast. Here is where you'll find a number of fish and chip joints, as well as an excellent selection of alternative establishments and a thriving, albeit expensive coffee culture. This is also your best bet for finding crayfish (or Western Rock Lobster, as the locals call it) for decent prices, although you'd have to stray from the wharfs and into the suburbs for the best deals and surprisingly comparable quality.
Speaking of the suburbs, if you're looking to avoid the tourists, head east to neighborhoods outside of the city. You'll find a lot of green spaces, small cafes and eateries, and even well-preserved older buildings in Kalamunda, Guilford, and beyond.
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