Before booking a Fremantle food tour, I suggest having a walk around the city to get a feel for the unique vibe. Fremantle has an eclectic mix of historic, cultural sights, modern boutique stores, old school tourist shops and there’s a pub on every corner. You can tour the Old Fremantle Prison, the historic West End or catch a ferry to Rottnest. But what brings everything together is the food.
Fremantle Food Tours
There is so much good food in Fremantle, some of the best in all of Perth. For a great introduction to Fremantle’s food scene I suggest taking the Fremantle Food Lovers Tour with Two Feet and a Heartbeat, a local, award-winning walking tour company. They offer some of the best tours around including the popular Perth Arcades & Laneways tour. But in Fremantle, their walking food tour will take you off the beaten tourist path, introducing you to historic markets, delicatessen, cool cafes and hole-in-the-wall venues.
Book the Fremantle Food Lovers Tour online via GetYourGuide. It’s quick and easy to book and great value for money.
Follow our Self-Guided Tour
If food tours aren’t your thing or it’s not in your budget, it’s not that hard to put together a self-guided food tour in Fremantle. You might miss out on the personalised experience and the local knowledge from the guide but if all you want is the food, follow this mini-tour to get a feel for what Fremantle has to offer.
- Best Wishes – The first thing I suggest you do in Fremantle is grab some coffee. Fremantle has some of the best cafes in all of Perth and if you care about specialty coffee, you must stop at Best Wishes. They support local and fair trade coffee suppliers and make the most delicious flat white if Freo.
- Kakulas/Little sister – Kakulas has been a Fremantle (and Northbridge) staple since the 1920s. This delicatessen is the place to go for all your gourmet picnic needs. The recently open Little Sister next door has an incredible selection of cheese, charcuterie, olives and made to order sandwiches. Pick up some fresh bread delivered every morning from Cottesloe’s North Street Store (don’t miss their famous cinnamon scroll if you get the chance).
- The National Hotel – On the corner of High Street in the heart of the West End is the recently renovated National Hotel. Happy Hour at the rooftop bar means you’ll get 35% off drinks while enjoying the view over to the port and Rottnest.
- Fremantle Markets – Dating from 1897, Fremantle’s historic market is home to some of the best street food in the city with dishes from around the world. The market is also a great spot to pick up some picnic supplies.
- The Old Synagogue – Opposite Fremantle Markets is the newly re-opened Old Synagogue. WA’s first Synagogue, opened in 1902, is now home to four food and drinks venues on the Cappuccino Strip.
- Fish & Chips at the Bathers Beach – A great place to finish your tour is with fish and chips at Fremantle’s historic Bathers Beach. Sitting on the grassed area with your picnic as the sun sets is a classic Freo experience. Get your takeaway from Kailis Fish Market which has been around since 1928 or try the more modern Twin Fin just by the beach.
Strange Company – If you’re not quite ready to head back to your room, stop for a cocktail at Strange Company on Nairn Street in the West End. Strange Company has a huge drinks menu but they are most well known for their delicious cocktails.
This list should give you a good head start on where to find great food in Fremantle. But when you consider what you get with a proper food tour, you’re not just getting the food but cultural and historic insights and a local connection. That’s what makes it worthwhile.