We’ve all been there – You can’t be bothered cooking while travelling, but you you don’t want to spend a fortune on food. You want to go surfing on the great ocean road (with a huge delicious lunch included!) or taste Melbourne’s best local craft beers.

Here are our top 5 delicious Melbourne Cheap Eats to grab a bite in Melbourne on a budget, so you can save your money for adventures

1. Om Vegetarian

This local favourite offers an all you can eat Vegetarian Indian meal for just $7.50! With bread, three curries and rice, you can’t go wrong. Grab a delicious mango lassi for an extra $3.50.

2. Lentil as Anything

A Melbourne institution, also completely vegan/vegetarian, you can choose what you want and pay as you feel. Located in St Kilda, Thornbury and the original location which is at the old convent in Abbotsford. 

3. Chinatown

DUMPLINGS! Chinatown (and all over Melbourne) has some amazing Chinese restaurants thanks to the influx of Chinese people looking for gold during our Gold Rush in the 1850’s and 60’s. You can usually get 15 dumplings for around $10 so that’s a good deal! Shanghai dumpling is the most famous, but there are plenty of others to try. 

4. Woolworths Metro

Your favourite grocery store just went metro! If you find a smaller Woolies, they’ll likely have super cheap baked goods and ready to eat meals that you can heat up on site in a microwave. How good is that!

5. Centre Place sandwich shop

Skip Degraves St and head through to Centre place where you can get $5 baguettes every day of the week at B3 Cafe. Plus, great Melbourne Laneway atmosphere!


Let us show you around some more cheap eats and beers in the trendy hipster northern suburbs of Melbourne on our Craft Brewery Walking Tour!