On a budget? We get it. If you need to feed yourself but rent is due soon, or bills are starting pile up, that’s not a problem. We’ve got you covered. You can satiate your culinary desires even when your next paycheque is still a couple of days away.
Fortunately, you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg even if you still want to enjoy some good food. From burgers, hot dogs, gourmet salads and everything else in between, the best place to find some of the most delicious but affordable meals are in the vibrant city of Brisbane.
Food on wheels
Nothing says meals on a budget like Brisbane’s well-loved food trucks. You don’t have to go on a single place each time you want to enjoy a hearty meal. These food trucks can be found almost everywhere in the city.
You’ll even be surprised at how many folks are willing to wait in line just to get a taste of what these food trucks have on offer. From pizzas, sandwiches, seafood, Asian cuisine, you name it, enjoy them all at an affordable price.
Hit the markets
If you want to eat healthily but stay within your budget, then Brisbane’s iconic markets are the place to be. Every Wednesday at the Jan Powers Farmers Markets, you can shop for farm fresh produce, fruits, pasta, juices, and a wide variety of treats like hot smoked salmon, seafood, bagels, and many others.
Another fantastic spot where you can eat, drink, and be happy is at the Boundary Street Markets located at 56 Russell St, West End. Here, you can enjoy the best cuisine from Asia, Mexico, Turkey, Romania, and other parts of the world.
Brisbane’s best burgers
Craving for a good old-fashioned hamburger? There’s no shortage of burger joints in Brisbane, namely Ben’s Burgers at Fortitude Valley and West End, The Burger Project at South Bank, Moo Free at North Lakes, which serves vegan burgers, to name a few.
Invite your best mates and enjoy a delicious burger and cold beer at any of these great places. If you want to go all out, bring us along, too, and we’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.
Lord of the Wings
The name alone should be enough to spark your curiosity. If you’re looking for one wing to rule them all, then head on over to Carindale and Indooroopilly shopping centres to experience mouth-watering chicken wings that will leave you uttering those two iconic words, “My preciousssssss”.
The Flying Cock
Located at Brunswick Street in the heart of Fortitude Valley, this cheap but tasty pub grub will leave your stomachs full and wallets happy. Brisbanites just can’t get enough of the great mix of cocktails and excellent live music at The Flying Cock.
Whether you are going with a large group or just wanting to grab a quick bite, you’ll find plenty of delicious meals at a price that will suit your shoestring budget.
In case your car is in the shop and need a reliable vehicle to get around town, you can look for car rentals in South Brisbane that will fit every budget.
This way, you can easily go on a weekend visiting Brissy’s cheap but irresistible eats with your best mates, and together, let loose your inner foodie self.
Have you tried any of Brisbane’s best budget dining spots? Which ones are your favorite spots and why? How was your experience?
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