Sydney is synonymous with great food -amazing places and people creating culinary delights that transcend the table and take you on journeys without ever leaving your chair. So if the journey from the table to your lips happens without you even moving, then you’ve got a whole new way of exploring the culinary world. If you’re not in the mood to cook, if you’re an out of town visitor, or you’ve just got some spare cash to burn, then using Sydney’s vast takeaway network is for you. The comfort of your own home and the freedom to choose from any food genre or style is the calling card of the takeaway revolution, and in 2015 it is really heating up. A round up of our favourites, available at www.eatnow.com.au.

FAMILY FARE

Blue Flame Express – This Redfern based restaurant has such a wide variety of options you won’t know where to start. Thankfully, any choice is a good choice with the food on offer. Perfect for families with some of Sydney’s finest Portuguese chicken, wraps, burgers and seafood to just touch on the choices. Good quality food at great, affordable prices means any family can eat at home, in style.

Hot Tip – Try the Pumpkin Chicken Pesto Wrap. Add chips for under $11 and see how incredible this flavour combination truly is. A family favourite.

MEXICAN

Amigo Jim’s Cantina Latina – Bondi may well be known for surf, sun and sand but you can add fantastic Mexican flavours to that list now too. Amigo Jim’s has your Mexican measure with a huge range of Tacos, Nachos, Quesadillas and more for under $10. You decide how spicy your meal is and with a menu that offers so much choice for such competitive prices there is every chance you’ve just found your new favourite Mexican food.

Hot Tip – Try the $9.50 Quesadillas. A classic Mexican meal, perfected in Bondi, and sure to be a hit. Throw some extra spice on it if you dare.

ITALIAN

Manoosh Pizzeria – When it comes to Pizzas, Manoosh Pizzeria in Stanmore is undoubtedly the place to turn to. Offering huge pizzas for just $14 there is simply no beating the value on offer. In fact huge may be an understatement, make some space in your fridge because there’s a good chance you won’t be finishing this in one go. With a massive range of toppings, all prepared fresh when you order, as well as wraps and desserts, there is something to suit every Italian craving.

Hot Tip – Try the $7 Haloumi Pie. Melted Haloumi in a sesame seed coated Pie, cooked to order, truly a taste of Sydney’s multicultural food community.

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VIETNAMESE CUISINE

PHO PHD Vietnamese Restaurant – This is truly one of the hidden gems of the Inner West. Tucked away on Marrickville Road expect authentic Vietnamese flavours transporting you to the streets of Saigon. Leading the fantastic field of Vietnamese food found in the area PHO PHD is a reminder that high quality cuisine doesn’t have to break the bank. Excellent portion sizes with powerful flavours that grab you and amaze your senses.

Hot Tip – Try the Medium Rare Beef Pho. At just $11 it is great value and will tantalize your tastebuds. Vietnamese food in spectacular style.

THAI CUISINE

Thai La Ong Restaurant – Newtown is famous for its Thai food scene and Thai La Ong is a leader of the local pack. Offering highly affordable Thai cuisine made to order with speed and a true passion for their craft, the result is an array of flavours that have to be sampled to be believed. A taste of Thailand in your own home from masters of their craft.

Hot Tip – Try the Gang Masamun Beef Curry. At just $12.50 you’ll have a meal that packs a punch and sets off your senses. Sydney Thai food at its finest.

These restaurants represent just a fraction of the choices available across Sydney. A wide array of culinary experiences in our own back yard, which you can take home and eat in your own backyard, that whisk you away on taste adventures around the globe, without even leaving your own house. The food styles on offer couldn’t possibly all have fit in this article but rest assured, if there’s a continent, country or culture whose food you want in the comfort of your own home, it’s out there and waiting for you. Bon Apetite!