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.
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.
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