Think of Inglewood as Mount Lawley’s grittier older sibling – with an eclectic mix of restaurants and shopping, it’s a must-visit for foodies and fashionistas alike.
Burger lovers rejoice! 2018 saw Hoodburger set up shop in Northbridge, and this year brothers Matt and Tom have expanded their operation to include another location in Inglewood. Purists will go for the classic smashed cheeseburgers, but if you ask me – the breakfast muffins and hash browns are worth setting a weekend alarm for.
Kasama’s Thai Kitchen
Night Market favourites Kasama’s Thai Kitchen have also taken up residency in a new permanent location on Beaufort Street. Keep an eye out as they’re opening any day now – you’ll be able to satisfy those green curry cravings without waiting all week for Mondays to roll around.
Black Pig Deli & Co.
Having friends over for a drink, or maybe a special date night? Black Pig Deli & Co. owners Adam and Marissa have been making top shelf charcuterie for years under the Poach Pear label, and you can get their products – as well as other local artisan producers at the deli. While you’re impressed with their amazing service, your guests will be impressed by their delicious chicken pate or pork and sage rilette. For ultra cheese addicts, you can join their charcuterie and cheese club for a monthly dose of hand picked products.
As if you needed an excuse to wrap up work early – Cecchi’s aperativo runs from Tuesday to Friday between 4 and 6pm. Grab a $10 pizza and drink specials in the courtyard, pooches welcome! If you feel like something more substantial, their menu features fresh Italian dishes perfect for sharing.
Inglewood Night Markets
The absolute best way to cure the Monday blues has to be the foodie mecca that is the Inglewood Night Markets. Running until the end of April, the markets feature not only the best food trucks Perth has to offer with cuisine from every corner of the globe, but amazing gifts and homewares too.
This is one to book in advance! Opening in May, Kustom Klaws will turn even the most neglected nails into a work of art. With award-winning nail artist and burlesque performer Kenjai at the helm, you can trust that you’ll go home with a truly boss set – from a basic mani to elaborate encapsulated acrylics.
An oasis of lush homewares, beauty and accessories, La Luna is the perfect destination for a gift for that friend-who-has-everything, or a treat yourself indulgence. My heart is set on their latest drop of resin clutches, but if that’s not your style, a bottle of Salt by Hendrix Mermaid Oil will leave your face looking magical, and they have an amazing array of jewels at every price point.
The Stripey Horse
If you’re looking for a kid-friendly gift, you can’t go past The Stripey Horse. Stocking an amazing selection of books, toys and homewares for infants through to tweens, they even have a specialty STEM section for budding scientists. If that’s not enough, little ones will definitely be impressed by life-size horse sculpture in-store!
Miaflora Garden Centre
Looking to enable your plant addiction? Look no further than Miaflora. Packed to the brim with lush greenery for outdoors and indoors, whether you’re looking for a super popular pilea or starting up a new herb garden. If your green friends are looking a little underdressed, Miaflora has you sorted for planters and pots, from chic and minimal to quirky and cute.
Yoke Gift Shop
A treasure trove of gifts, Yoke features a unique mix of local artisan makers and well-loved international brands. Dudes will be stoked with their men’s grooming range, while vintage lovers will definitely gravitate to the tiki mugs and amazing Mesmerizing Blue lamps.
About the author:
Sally is a designer, artist and fried chicken aficionado. When she’s not working, you can find her obsessing over her houseplants or at the movies. See some of her art here: www.instagram.com/