Help me I’m poor! Hands up if this is you. Yep, me too.
But just because we’re poor doesn’t mean we have to stick to cold tinned spaghetti and two-minute noodles. There are cheap eats to be found. Toowoomba Living has rounded up some Toowoomba dining experiences that will fill your belly for $10 or under.
- Rice paper rolls at Little Viet Bep
This new Vietnamese joint should be first on your list for cheap eats. Fill up on a healthy serve of three rice paper rolls for $6-$7, depending on the filling. The banhi mi starts at $6 and the rest of their menu is pretty cost effective too.
- Banh Mi at The Finch
Every Wednesday is $5 banh mi day at The Finch. Which means you can buy one for you, one for your mate (or two for you if that’s how you roll. No judgment).
- Chicken Burger at Super Rooster
On its own a chicken burger at Super Rooster is $6.65. If you want to add a small chips this will come out to just over the magic $10 mark at $10.60, a small price to pay for this iconic combo.
- Lunch deal at Crackerjack Chicken
Over at Crackerjack Chicken they’re serving up $9 lunch deals every weekday. Get it while it’s hot.
- Eggs at Raw Energy
Get your brekky protein for under 10 bucks with poached or scrambled eggs served on thick multi-grain toast at Raw Energy. Just $8.90 and not the only cheap option on the menu either!
- Margarita Pizza at Potter’s Boutique Hotel
It’s actually $10.50 but what’s 50c between friends. This is on their lunch time menu and comes with a garden salad too. What better reason to sneak out for a long lunch?
- Gyoza at Harajuku Gyoza
Yaass, welcome to town Harajuku Gyoza! All of their gyozas, including savoury and sweet (hello Nutella!) are $9 or under for five pieces. That’s a solid lunch time feed! Grab some chicken karaage for $8.90 too!
- Skewers at Skewers
Skewers brings us hungry monsters street Indo style food for a sweet price. Skewers range from $2.50 to $3.50 each and you can pick up a giant vegetarian spring roll for $3.
- A sanger at Urth Cafe Bar
This Hume Street gem serves up delicious food at equally delicious prices. Grab a sandwich fresh or toasted from $6.00.
- Salads at Artisan
Lunch time at Artisan is kind on your piggy bank, offering up $10 salads including salmon, beef fillet and grilled and roasted vegetables.
- Dips at Sofra Turkish Cuisine
The freshly baked Turkish bread at Sofra gives me life, and so does the hummus. And at $9 for a healthy serve my wallet loves it too.
- Dumplings at Yum Cha Cuisine
All the dumplings! This newbie in Grand Central has upped Toowoomba’s dumpling game, and best of all every serve is under $10. I’ll take three steamed prawn dumplings for $7.80; hold the chicken feet.
- House made crumpets at Milk and Honey Espresso Bar
Milk and Honey serves up fluffy, golden, crumpets smothered in Canadian maple syrup and whipped butter at only $10. That’s a breakfast to remember.
- Burger at Hello Harry
Slap down a blue heeler and you’ll get a burger back at Hello Harry. The Louisiana pulled pork with BBQ glaze and red slaw sounds like a winner.
- Vietnamese noodle salad at Junk
An easy, filling, delicious $10 lunch time option that’s best when it comes with a generous serve of those crunchy bits on top. Thank you Junk.
- Bang bang chicken taco at Tapestry
Don’t share it, it’s too good. And the bang bang chicken taco will only set you back $8 at Tapestry.
Feature image is tacos at Tapestry.
This post was originally published in December 2015 and has been rewritten at September 2017.