If you’re worried about budget restriction stopping you from gorging on all this delicious grub – fear not! Here is a list of Melbourne’s top places that serve great dishes for under $15:
$6.50 all you can eat vegetarian
Om Vegetarian was first established by husband and wife duo Suraj and Meena, who noticed the rising costs of living in the city. Now this place serves top-notch all-you-can eat vegetarian food for $6.50 in two city locations. For $6.50 you can expect to fill up on chickpea dhal, soft naan breads, vegetarian curries and rice. What’s not to like?
Where: 28 Elizabeth St and 227 Collins St.
Huxtaburger can be summed up in four words: Hot beef, cold beer. Now we have your attention… after a day on the road in your campervan, The Huxtaburger should be everyone’s final resting place. For as little as $7, you could be sitting down to munch on the ‘Clair Jnr’ (Southern fried chicken, slaw and mayo) or if you are feeling more extravagant – the ‘Theo’ is a popular choice (bacon, double pattie, double, cheese and BBQ sauce). A side of fries starts at $2.50.
Where: Huxtaburger is situated in 3 locations around the city – Collingwood, CBD and Prahran
$3 Turkish borek’s
The Borek Shop is located in the Queen Victoria Market and is a firm local favourite. And with fresh, hot borek’s on offer at $3 each, it’s easy to see why. A borek is a traditional Turkish filo pastry baked pie, filled with feta and spinach, lamb or potatoes and vegetables. This quick and super cheap option certainly hits the spot.
Where: Find the Borek stand at Shop 95, in the Deli Hall, QVB Market.
Tasty Tom Yum for under $14
Thai is always a cheap win, and Yim Tam Thai in Collingwood offers over 100 classic Thai and Laos dishes for under $15 each. So if you are craving classic Thai, like fresh pad thai with Prawns, laksa noodle soup, or a tasty Massaman beef curry – you won’t be disappointed with the choices on offer. Alternatively, if you want to branch out to something new, try one of the chefs specials like ‘Tom Yum Fried Rice with Lao Pork Salami’at a wallet friendly $13.90. This place is BYOB on all drinks, except water – so pick up something to drink on the way.
Where: 40A Ballarat Street, Yarraville
$4 fresh Pizza
If pizza is your meal of choice then Bimbo Delux in Fitzroy is the place for you. Serving hot and fresh pizzas at only $4 makes this place a local winner. The $4 deal is available at certain times during the day, so check the website before you head on over. Serving a wide range of pizzas with plenty of veggie and meat options makes this a great choice for big groups.
Where: 376 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
Tasty Lebanese for under $15
Tiba’s Lebanese has a range of main courses for under $15, including shish kebab, Lebanese sausages and fresh falafel. If you are feeling extra hungry, there are lots of freshly mixed dips and salads to pick as sides.
Where: 504 Sydney Rd Brunswick
Once you’ve had your fill of Melbourne, travel to your next destination in style. Why not consider hiring a campervan in Melbourne? Melbourne campervan hire is available from Travellers Autobarn, who provides affordable campervan and car rental for backpackers in all sizes.