Honey Crème – Perth CBD

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Perth’s love of ice cream and gelato just keeps on growing! Korean favourite “Honey Creme” is taking over the world and their very first Australian outlet has opened up in Perth’s CBD. Honey Crème, found on Barrack Street between the Hay and Murray Street Malls, is a soft serve lover’s paradise. While having a wander around the shops, Little Chef and I popped in to see what all the fuss is about.

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Honey Crème’s signature honeycomb flavour is unmistakably popular, though Little Chef had one of their special flavours in his sights. You’ll also find delicious (and wacky) flavours like bacon and chocolate, organic cotton candy, popcorn, cereal milk(?!), churros, tiramisu and macarons. If you’re feeling fancy, get a milkshake topped with organic cotton candy – the kids will love it.

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Little Chef devoured the scrumptious “Milo Reo” ice cream, a milo/oreo combo topped with a sugar cracker. He loved it, saying it was incredibly creamy and sweet. Their soft serve is made with premium fresh local milk and then sweetened with organic local honeycomb.

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It certainly beats a 50 cent cone, but priced from $5.50 they’re not as budget friendly! Essentially Honey Crème is a takeaway, but the tiny store does have two or three small tables inside if you prefer to sit and eat your ice cream.

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No matter which flavour you decide on, all of Honey Creme’s creations look just as good as they taste.

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Collodel Ice Cream – Kalamunda

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It seems as though this Perth Food Blogger have been eating a lot of Ice cream lately! Our summer hasn’t been stinking hot, but entertaining Little Chef in the school holidays was made a little easier by my quest to find Perth’s best gelato for Buggybuddys. Here’s another spot, an old favourite of mine, that made this scrumptious list!

On a hot day in the Perth Hills, when the warm easterly breeze is blowing and the sea breeze hasn’t arrived yet, a trip to Collodel is a must. The tiny Ice creamery is found on the leafy Haynes Street in Kalamunda. Collodel has been a favourite in the hills for years. I remember going there for an after school treat when I was a kid. Their scrumptious homemade flavours are very popular with the locals.img_4323

All of the ice cream is made fresh onsite each day to a traditional recipe from the Dolomite region of Italy. Little Chef enjoyed his cone topped with a scoop of cookies and cream (child’s cone $3).img_4318

His Grandad picked his favourite flavour of rum n raisin ($3.50 1 scoop cone), which he said was delicious and creamy. There is also a range of freshly made frozen yogurt and sorbets too.img_4320

I’ve heard about their spaghetti sundae, which sounds like it would be very popular with kids. Ice cream is squeezed into a pasta shape, which is then topped with bright red raspberry and strawberry sauces (the bolognaise) and finished with a dusting of sugar (the parmesan). Definitely one to try next time!

The family owned spot has are a few tables and chairs, if you don’t want to eat your ice cream on the go. The Ice Creamery is within walking distance of the Kalamunda History Village, Kalamunda Farmers Market (Sunday mornings) and Stirk Park.

Ibiza N2 – Mt Lawley

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Ibiza N2 Gelato is no ordinary gelataria. The extra special thing about Ibiza N2 is that they are the first place in Perth to use liquid nitrogen (N2) to flash freeze their gelato. The liquid nitrogen forms a large number of microscopic ice crystals in just seconds. This makes their gelato ultra-smooth and creamy.img_3837

Kids and adults alike will love watching their gelato being created before their eyes. The fresh ingredients are mixed together and then the liquid nitrogen is poured in, creating huge clouds that billow out of the mixers. Little Chef said that it looks like a witches cauldron! After a few minutes, just like magic, you have freshly churned gelato!img_3839 Continue reading

Chicho Gelato – Northbridge

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Working from home means that I’ve been able to enjoy all six weeks of the school holidays with my Little Chef. After taking him to a show at the State Theatre, we headed right next door to Chicho Gelato for a treat. Chicho, means “Cheeky Kid” in Italian and Chicho Gelato is a little bit quirky too. They create some really interesting flavour combinations and there are around 20 flavours to pick from. Choosing just one or two flavours is a very difficult job!img_3450

The fresh gelato is churned daily and be sure to look out for their inventive special too. Some of the deliciously different flavours they have are “lavender and honeycomb”, “rosewater, white chocolate and pistachio” and “mascarpone and rhubarb”. There are more traditional flavours too and also a few flavours of sorbet.img_3453

The beautifully fitted out gelato shop has a VERY special feature… a free flowing chocolate tap! For an extra charge, your ice cream can be coated in chocolate sauce, gushing from the tap.img_3463 Continue reading

Gusto Gelato – Elizabeth Quay

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Gusto Gelato in Leederville has opened a store at Elizabeth Quay, where you can enjoy your gelato with a stunning view! The small batch gelato is handcrafted by owner/operator Sean Lee who learnt his craft at the Carpigiani Gelato University in Bologna, Italy. There are so many different flavour combinations, from  strawberry, mango and ginger beer and lime. This chocolate fudge brownie gelato looks pretty darn good!IMG_3711

Not content with just one scoop, Little Chef chose the decadent chocolate fudge brownie as well as the cookie monster – a sweet cream gelato with triple choc cookies, cookie dough and a milk chocolate ganache. As always, the gelato was absolutely scrumptious and smooth. IMG_3716

The gelato is made onsite. It’s natural too, with no hidden nasties, making it perfect for kids (of all ages!). You can view the kitchen where the magic happens through a window. Winter or Summer anytime is a good time for Gelato in the city! IMG_3709

Inglewood on Beaufort – Monday Night Markets

IMG_1800Everybody gets Monday-itis… Poor Monday is the most unloved day of the week – from which Friday just seems so far away! I’ve discovered a reason to LOVE Mondays in Perth! Inglewood on Beaufort is a night market that’s held each and every Monday night from 6pm – August till March.IMG_1823

Both sides of Beaufort Street between Sixth Avenue and Dundas Road are lined with a mix of food trucks and hawker food stalls, with a couple of craft and fresh produce stalls too.IMG_1805

We started our foodie trail at the city end, near Mondos Butchers and walked up one side of the street then down the other side on the way back. It’s a nice stroll, not a great distance for little people and there’s lots of live music along the way adding to the atmosphere.

Admittedly, I did have my food blinkers on a little as I was on a mission to find hummus. I’ve met the lovely people behind the Hummus Club at a few foodie events. I’ve had scrumptious little samples of their food and been desperado to try a proper sized portion for a long time!IMG_1799

It was totally worth the wait. I savoured the Club Mix – which is a  mix of all their favourites- a generous serve of hummus, fluffy falafels, a middle eastern salad with a pomegranate dressing and fresh pita. I had a little chili sauce on the side too which gave a spicy kick. The delish dinner was washed down with their refreshing pomegranate lemonade. Find the Hummus Club at their Trinity Arcade pop up in the CBD and Friday Hawkers market in the city too.

Little Chef chose a woodfired pizza ($15) from Porta Pizza. Just like Daddy, he chose his favourite topping Meatlovers, fresh leg ham, Italian sausage and bacon.IMG_1802

There’s a huge choice of cuisines from all around the world…

This fresh seafood paella from KQ Spanish food looked amazing!IMG_1810

And what a mouth-watering  mountain of meat at El Argentino!IMG_1806

You’ll also find:

  • Soup from Suppa Club
  • Columbian empanadas from Marcelita’s
  • Dutch pancakes from Café Oranjeaus
  • Gourmet toasted sandwiches from Grilled To The Mac
  • Arabic Rice and more from Meast (Middle Eastern Street Food)
  • Freshly baked bread from New Nocia Bakery
  • Indian treats from Bollygood Foods
  • Bratwaurst from Antons
  • Meat, meat and more meat by EL Argentino
  • Chilean delights by La Fuente
  • Coffee from Coastal Coffee
  • Chilli Dawgs and more at Smokin BBQ Bus
  • Handmade marshmallow from Mashmalloz
  • Asian eats by Bangkok Jump Street
  • Moroccan Food by Shak Shuk

I’ve hardly even scratched the surface. There is SO MUCH more food too! Wether you have a savoury appetite…IMG_1828

or sweet tooth there’s something to suit everyone’s taste.IMG_1809

Heading back to the car, Little Chef bought a choc mint ice cream from Wicked Waffles and Ice Cream with his pocket money. It was a hot summers night so he had to eat it very quickly!IMG_1825

I was really impressed with the Inglewood on Beaufort Night Markets. You could go every Monday and eat from a different vendor every time. I think making Monday a cooking free zone sounds like a very good idea to Chef and I!IMG_1813

For more info check out their website.

Gusto Gelato – Leederville

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Two years (to the day!) after my stay in Surry Hills, Sydney I still dream about my ice cream indulgence at Messina Gelato on Crown Street. Nothing I’ve tasted in Perth has ever come close. Chef, Little Chef and I were out and about and we happened upon Gusto Gelato in Leederville. The cute little shop, with it’s candy coloured interior, is next to Jus Burgers on Newcastle Street. It had just opened it’s doors, so it seemed like a good option for morning tea – it’s never too early for gelato! IMG_8120

The gelato is handcrafted in small batches – the owner/operator Sean Lee learnt his craft at the Carpigiani Gelato University in Bologna, Italy. There are a multitude of different flavour combinations, from cappuccino, strawberry and dark chocolate, the aptly named “Booze and Moo’s” (kahlua and coffee), apple pie and many more. It’s a tough decision. I almost choose the delicious sounding “Gusto” a combo of roasted peanut gelato with chocolate swirl and brownie chunks –  after much umming and arring we all opt for some limited editions from the specials board. 20141214_131354

Being December, I had the “White Christmas” gelato. Its  delicious concoction of white chocolate, shredded coconut, with cherries and white choc rice crispies. IMG_8117

Chef and Little Chef both chose the “Cookie Monster”. Like father like son – they wolfed down the sweet cream gelato, with triple choc cookies, cookie dough and a milk chocolate ganache. IMG_8121

The gelato is made 100% from scratch on site – with NO nasties – perfect for kids (of all ages!). You can view the kitchen where the magic happens through a window. We thought the gelato was scrumptious and smooth and will absolutely be back for more. IMG_8123