Sydney is foodie heaven and the city’s rich multicultural community has paved the way for an array of ‘Scrummilicious’ (scrumptious and incredibly delicious) international eats. Check out our top 8 places to grab cheap food in Sydney – ranging from Mexican, Pizza, Aussie Pub Meals, BYO, Thai, Indian and all you can eat dumplings. Aww yeah!
Cheap Eats Sydney
1. Daniel San – Manly
We can almost hear your belly rumbling. Daniel San in Manly always has some sort of specials going on, past specials include: All You Can Eat Dumplings for $24.95 and 1KG of Hot Wings for $15 every Thursday. Current specials include 2-4-1 Tuesdays with 2 meals from $12 and ‘Monday Bunday’ (burgers for $10 and steamed buns for $3) Aww yeah! Not only is Daniel San a great place to eat – but the venue plays host to weekly DJs, rooftop parties and events. Check their website for current up to date specials. How to get to there: catch the ferry from Darling Harbour or Circular Quay to Manly Beach.
2. Scary Canary – Sydney CBD
Ok where do we begin? Wood fired pizzas from $10, Burgers + Chips from $12 (our fav? The All Day Breaky Burger), $10 Steak + Chips + Salad, $10 – $12 salads and too many happy hours and drink specials for us to list. Scary’s, as the locals call it, gets pretty darn busy most nights of the week and is an ideal place if you feel like hitting the Dance Floor! Our tip? Kill two birds with one stone (we love a good pun) and head to Scarys for a cheap hearty dinner before waving your dignity goodbye.
3. Beach Burrito – Bondi
Best place to grab a bite to eat as the sun sets in Bondi. Not only are there ocean views and $35 Beer Buckets (for 5) AND 1 liter Sangria bowls for $20 – but there are loads of cheap Mexican eats. We’re talking 2 Tacos and a Tinnie for $10 (on Thursdays), 4 for $10 Taquitos, $10 or $12 Giant Tacos & $15 Nachos. Also a great place for a few drinks after dinner.
4. North Indian Cuisine – Darlinghurst
Why we love it? You can BYO (Bring your own booze)! The meals here are of an authentic Indian yumminess and you can get loads of mixed matched curries, rices and entrees for little $$$! A great place for a cheap and wholesome ‘pre night out feed’ where you can get a little boozy.
5. King Senn – Sydney CBD
Nothing too fancy but a really cheap place to grab some tasty Thai cuisine. Curries, Stir fries, Rice Dishes and Noodle Soups are all around $15 or under. Yummo!
6. Manoosh Pizza – Newtown
$10 Pizzas, Mondays to Wednesdays. Traditional Lebanese feeds and 100% Vegan options available too! Check out the $3 Za’atar Bread and the $6.50 Lahembajin bread – a folded meat pizza! Newtown is the international and vegetarian food hub of Sydney where you are sure to find a delectable cheap eat that won’t blow a hole in your budget! Who doesn’t love a cheap pizza? Tip? Make a night of it and check out Newtown’s live music scene after dinner.
7. Five Os – Coogee
The perfect way to reward yourself after the Bondi Beach to Coogee coastal walk. For every main dish on the menu, there is a budget option on offer – which means for $8 to $10 you can grab a Pasta, Steak, Burger or a Parma (got to try one in Australia! It’s a chicken schnitzel topped with ham, cheese and napoli sauce). Oh and we forgot to mention – the ocean views are amazing.
8. Soul Origin – Sydney CBD
A great place for breakfast or to grab a takeaway lunch or snack. Located in various places around the city, Soul Origin has loads of pastries, fresh sandwiches, salads, sweets, wraps and good coffee.
And those were some of the best Sydney cheap eats, let us know of other places you’ve found so we can add to our list!
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