Put down that tin of tuna and steer clear of the fast food outlets, there is a plethora of cheap eats options in the Inner North to keep both your tummy and your wallet happy. No matter what your craving, you are bound to find something delicious without breaking bank in this beautifully multicultural, food- obsessed city!
Forester’s Pub and Dining,
64 Smith St, Collingwood
No you are not seeing things, Forester’s is delivering the inner north with an Aussie staple the price of a coffee. Five dollars will get you a chicken or eggplant Parma served up with thick cut chips and a cos salad. Forester’s also have an epic selection of 32 craft beers on tap, ready for you to wet your whistle any night of the week.
$6 Steaks every Monday
The Provincial Hotel,
299 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
Every Monday, the Provincial serves up $6 steaks that are hard to beat, complete with chips, salad and gravy. For all those medium, rare, and well-done fans of steak, you’re going to find your favourite cheap meal full of iron goodness! If that’s not going to cure Mondayitis, I don’t know what is.
$8.50 Falafel Pita’s
Very Good Falafel,
629 Sydney Road, Brunswick
Fresh house made falafels are paired up with pickles, tahini and other middle eastern morsels into a fresh pita pocket. Other items on the menu include heavenly house-made hummus, and a selection of salads that will put the old garden salad to shame. It doesn’t get much better than that!
$10 Margherita Pizza’s 4-6pm
9-11 Peel St, Collingwood
These pizzas are truly something to behold. The Queen Margherita is simple and beautiful, with a house made passata, fior di latte, buffalo mozzarella and basil cooked to perfection in the wood fired oven. A cool bar with DJ’s throughout the week and weekend, Lazerpig is a good option any day or night.
Lebanese baked goods from $1.50
643-645 Sydney Rd, Brunswick
There are a multitude of Middle Eastern baked delights at A1 Bakery and you can treat yourself to a feast for under $10. Try the Zaatar, a Kaak (haloumi cheese bagel), or the Labne pizza with yogurt, tomato, olives, cucumber, fresh mint and olive oil. While you’re there stock up on all your middle Eastern groceries with a wide selection, as well as delicious house made breads and melt in your mouth Baklava.
Bagels from $4.50
Mile End Bagels,
14-16 Johnston St, Fitzroy
These wood-fired baked bagels are something else, with a perfect chewy texture and an array of delicious toppings to satisfy any craving. The cashew nut, honey and ricotta cream cheese bagel will keep you smiling for only $6.50, while the avocado, chive cream cheese, tomato, pink salt and chilli oil bagel is a perfect treat for anytime of the day for just $9.
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