March 25, 2022

10 Restaurants in Melbourne that Deliver Food using Dark Kitchens

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ChefCollective launched its second Australian facility in Kensington, North Melbourne to help local restaurants gain access to over 240,000 customers thanks to its strategic location.

If you’re staying near the area, then you’re in luck! Here are the 10 best Arden Street restaurants in Melbourne that you can now order and click and collect from. Head on over to to order!

1. Carls’ Jr

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Founded in 1941, Carl’s Jr. has been a favourite for almost 80 years with over 3,800 locations across 42 countries.

Known for their iconic charbroiled burgers. Carl’s Jr. delivers the quality, taste and innovation that Australian burger lovers want. Their menu includes 100% Australian Angus Burgers, Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders as well as delicious Ice Cream Shakes with hand-scooped ice cream.

2. Fat Boy Street Eatery

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Fat Boy Street Eatery uses only the finest ingredients to create authentic Thai dishes that will not only fill your belly but also warm your heart.

Some of the crowd favourites are the Spice Drunken Noodles, Vegetable Spring Rolls and BBQ Green Chicken Curry.

3. Mesy Burger

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The juiciest plant-powered burgers you never knew you needed.

Their menu is full of flavoursome, saucy, drool-worthy burgers and sides. Their milkshakes like the salty peanut butter are 100% plant-based and 1000% delicious.

Mesy Burger also aims to be as sustainable as possible, sourcing local ingredients and using recyclable and compostable packaging.

All the Grease without the guilt!

4. Hawaiian BBQ

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For another one of these restaurants in Melbourne, Hawaiian BBQ Plate meals are #notJustPokeBowls. There is something for everyone on this menu: grilled salmon fillet with a teriyaki aioli glaze, loco moco, kalbi beef rib, slow-cooked and roasted pork shoulder accompanied with rice and salad sides. Their BBQ mix plate is renowned for giving you a food coma.

  • Food Category: Hawaiian, BBQ, Asian-fusion
  • Food Delivery Apps: Ritual, Deliveroo, Doordash, Uber Eats, Menulog
  • Hawaiian BBQ Website
  • Follow Hawaiian BBQ on Instagram
  • Price Range: $$
  • Review: 4.6/5 Stars (Deliveroo Review)

5. F.A.T Fried Tasty

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F.A.T – Fried & Tasty is doing fried chicken at its best. Serving old school Southern Style Fried Chicken, Fries, Shakes and Burgers

Their Dinner for two meals back is a crowd favourite and great value for money. Alongside their delicious fried chicken don’t forget to wash one of their meals down with their famous Milo Shake.

  • Food Category: Burgers, American, Chicken
  • Food Delivery Apps: Ritual, Deliveroo, Doordash, Uber Eats, Menulog
  • F.A.T Website
  • Follow F.A.T Fried Tasty on Instagram
  • Price Range: $$
  • Review: 4.5/5 Stars (Google Review)

6. The Famished Wolf

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The Famished Wolf is all you need to keep those howling bellies at bay.

This is the third location for the Famished Wolf with their Kensington Delivery and Pick up store joining their Braeside and Patterson Lakes dine-in locations. Filled with fresh ingredients they can’t wait to fill your famished bellies with amazingly yummy burgers and playful loaded sides like load mac and cheese.

7. Coal Blooded Griller

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Coal Blooded Griller is an authentic American BBQ kitchen.

Their menu includes tender smoky pork ribs and sausages fresh from a custom-built smoker, delicious grilled corn, melt-in-your-mouth pork burgers and potato tots made with truffle cheese sauce and bacon.

8. MrT Burgers & Fried Chicken

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MrT’s aim is to provide great tasting burgers & fried chicken using the best ingredients. The brainchild of Dean Travers who just loves burgers, fried chicken & Beer.

Their goal is to make delicious burgers and fried chicken, they brine and then buttermilk marinates their fried chicken to get the most succulent chicken ever. The Burger meat is Victorian Beef, which is ground on site to give Mr T Burgers that great taste that melts in your mouth, then they smash them on the grill to get that crisp effect. Vegans & Gluten-free are also catered for.

  • Food Category: American, Burgers, Chicken
  • Food Delivery Apps: Ritual, Deliveroo, Doordash, Uber Eats, Menulog
  • MrT Burgers & Fried Chicken Website
  • Follow MrT Burgers & Fried Chicken on Facebook and Instagram
  • Price Range: $
  • Review: 4.6/5 Stars (Uber Eats Review)

9. Red Sparrow Pizza

Image via Instagram/redsparrowpizza

Their award-winning pizzas are 100% plant-based. Their dough is made using pizza Napoletana techniques and fermented for at least 48 hours to improve flavour and digestibility and then hand-stretched to order. Not only are their pizzas delicious – they are not bound by traditional ingredients and often experiment with unusual toppings.

Their Patatas Bravas and Capricciosa pizzas are crowd favourites

10. La Mexicana

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La Mexicana brings some of the purest flavours of Tijuana street food and Salvadoran Pupusas to Melbourne.

Serving up all the classics like Nachos, Tacos, and Quesadillas they are renowned for their Carne Asada – enjoy a Sizzling juicy beef burrito filled with pico de gallo, frijoles, arroz, salsa y crema!

Over to you!


Don’t see any of your favourite restaurants in Melbourne here? Suggest them to check out Chef Collective now!

And if you happen to be a restaurateur, as you can see above, it doesn’t matter whether you’re running a fast-food chain or a local food truck, you’d still be able to expand your restaurants in Melbourne with a dark kitchen without a huge investment. Fill up the form below to get in contact with us!

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