12 Affordable Meals To Try in Brisbane

12 Affordable Meals To Try in Brisbane

Last Updated on February 17, 2023

As the Sunshine State of Australia, Brisbane is rich in outdoor adventure and affordable food choices. You can find a lot of choices and get yourself a fulfilling meal without spending too much. For those who are living in Brisbane, or visiting, budgeting your food can be a challenge especially if you are still new in the city. You don’t have to settle for fast food all the time because there are many cheap yet yummy eats around the city.

Stroll around Brisbane and take a look at these affordable meals around the city that you’ll enjoy.

1. Remy’s Burger

Located in Paddington, Remy’s offers buy 1 get 2 burgers on Sundays so head over with your friends and enjoy their burger at half the price if you plan to split the bill with a friend. Make sure to go there from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

2. Melt Brothers Grilled Sandwich

Get a taste of authentic New York grilled sandwiches with the Melt Brothers at a price you’ll enjoy. Their signature grilled the Triple Cheese and the M.C. Cheesy toasties only cost $6.50 and $9.95. Comfort food without sacrificing your budget.

3. Hai Hai Ramen

Head over to Hai Hai Ramen for a bowl of delicious noodles for just $10 every Monday to Tuesday, 4:40 pm to 5:30 pm. You’ll enjoy a big bowl full of  ramen goodness

4. Lord of Fries


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This is for those who are looking for a vegan option. Lord of Fries located in Fortitude Valley has plenty of offerings like the vegan Big Burger, hotdogs, breakfast muffins, mac ‘n’ cheese, and fries that ranges from $6 to $13.

5. Banh Mi Factory

A popular Vietnamese street food located in Zillmere, you can get authentic Banh Mi, a baguette with pickled carrots, cucumber, mayo, and meat filling. Aside from that, you can also enjoy a bowl of pho, noodle salad, and rice paper rolls.

6. King of Wings

Voted as the best food truck for 5 years, King of Wings is a well-loved selection of chicken flavours such as American BBQ, Southern Style, Bee Sting, and Portuguese Crumb. If you like spicy hot chicken, try the Chillogy or the Extreme Chillogy which have 1.4 million on Scoville Heat Scale. Also on their menu is pork ribs and other side dishes and dessert.

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7. Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers

For those who are looking for Italian or pasta, Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers can fill in that cravings. You can choose from the menu choices like gnocchi with wild mushroom and truffle sauce, Genovese pesto, pork, and fennel with Italian sausages. The meals cost around $13-$15.

8. Kulcha’d

Kulcha is a crispy bread baked in an oven with a delicious filling. The origin of this dish is from North India but you can taste it in the West End. The flatbread is stuffed with spices, onions, and potatoes at the price of $10. There is also a vegan option which is their Kathi rolls. This is an Indian wrap that contains spices, vegetables, vegan mayo, and your chosen filling.

9. Clancy Espresso

If you are near Norman Park, get your caffeine fix at Clancy Espresso. You’ll love the space while enjoying a cup of coffee with bagel, pastrami, or chicken. The good food and Scandi-inspired space will definitely lighten up your day.

10. Bloodhound Bar

If you are looking for a laidback local bar, bring yourself to the Bloodhound Bar in Fortitude Valley. You will enjoy the art details presented from the toilet to the napkin holders. There are also beer taps for local brews and wine or spirits if you are looking for non-beer drinks. Get a taste of their chicken wings or vegan tacos while enjoying the live music. Don’t forget to check out their daily deals and bargain!

11. Bender’s Bar

The place is considered as one of the best and affordable joints for burgers Brisbane. Eat heartily their classic burger at the price of $14 or order their crispy fries in cheese sauce, bacon, and onions for $11. If you’re in South Brisbane, you must give the place a visit.

12. Perch’d

For seafood lovers, Perch’d is the place you want to try. Situated in the corner of York Street and Cavendish Road, you might want to try their chips or fish burger that cost only $15, their fish taco for $8, and side dish for $7. Their menu is quite simple but everything is made from scratch. The batter and sauces are house-made. They do have weekly specials but this will depend on the fishermen catch or the market.

Brisbane has a lot to offer and you will not run out of options when it comes to food. The diverse food culture makes it a wonderful place to live. From local delicacies to Asian and western dishes, you will be amazed at what a $10 or $20 can give you.

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About Maria Kennedy

Maria Kennedy is the managing editor at Travel for Food Hub. Maria is on a full-tilt mission to share local food and travel inspiration. When she is not writing about food and travel, startups or social media, she is enjoying her time with her boys in sunny Spain.

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