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Five places in Melbourne for lunch under $7

Students, office workers and the hungry alike… We’re all after the same thing when wandering the city at midday – something cheap and tasty, never nasty. Finding lunch for under $10 in Melbourne can be a tricky task, so we’ve done the legwork for you and gone one step better. That’s right, people, we’ve discovered lunch options for under $7… you can thank us later.

At the end of the Yellow Brick Road is Snag Stand

At the end of the Yellow Brick Road is Snag Stand


Donburi at Don Don Japanese Takeaway
Previously located on Swanston Street, Don Don has moved just around the corner to a bigger space on Little Lonsdale. Don’t be put off by the long lines – Don Don is famous for speedy service, having your food in front of you almost before you’ve finished ordering it. And, with a selection of delicious donburi all for under $7, you won’t mind if there is a slight wait.
Banh Mi at Ba’get
New Russell Street favourite Ba’get offers a modern spin on the traditional Vietnamese banh mi (pork baguette), including vegan-friendly fillings and a breakfast variety. This is surely the tastiest and most satisfying way to part with $6.50. Your stomach and your wallet will leave very happy.
American Classic at Snag Stand
With a menu that can be overwhelming for the uninitiated, Snag Stand’s American Classic is the perfect place to start. The American Classic consists of a wood-smoked frankfurter with American yellow mustard, tomato sauce, onions and sweet relish on a toasted brioche roll – all for $6.90.
Curry at Om Vegetarian
Om Vegetarian is well-known for its all-you-can-eat $6.50 set menu. For your hard-earned money, you get two curries (one lentil, one veg), rice, naan and – the clincher – as many refills as your belly desires. They also have vegan options for those who are so inclined.
Bao at Wonderbao
A’Beckett Street’s best-kept secret is Wonderbao – the home of some of the city’s most tastebud-tingling Chinese pork buns. With these rich, pillowy packages of yum priced between $1.70 and $3.80, two or more will have lunch sorted for a meagre price.
Ba'get's grilled lemongrass chicken banh mi

Ba’get’s grilled lemongrass chicken banh mi


Any hidden $7 secrets we don’t know about? Share them with us.