Cheap Eats in Melbourne Under $20 🙌

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Melbourne is known as a culinary hotspot in Australia and with so much diversity and amazing cuisine, it's not hard to see why. Consistently ranking in the world's top 100 foodie cities list, Melbs, you do us proud. The food scene here is vibrant, fresh and offers quality dining for all budgets from Michelin, mid range, to excellent cheap eats.

Whether it's for a quick bite, a lunch break with colleagues, or you have a weekly budget to maintain, Melbourne delivers on cheap feeds that offer good value without compromising on the quality and taste.

We've put together a list of the best cheap eats in Melbourne for under $20, that will keep your stomach and your wallet full.


Roll’d


Roll’d is bringing Vietnamese street food to Melbourne, one rice paper roll at a time. With a variety of authentic family made vietnamese recipes, healthy eating has never been so easy.

Take your pick from the popular soldiers (rice paper rolls), pho, banh mi, bao and more. Everything is prepped that same morning and packaged for you to take away and enjoy, you'll love it pho sure.

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Nene Chicken


Looking for fried chicken? Look no further. NeNe Chicken serves real korean fried chicken marinated in your choice of sauce; original, swicy, bulgogi or freaking hot, for the adventurous ones. Their famous chicken is moist on the inside and crunchy on the outside, totally drool worthy. They also have a wondrous selection of burgers, tacos and wraps, all of which you can find at one of their 5 locations across Melbourne.

Beware, you may experience the following symptoms; stomach churning, mouth watering and lip licking. These could be the aftermath of the NeNe effect. If symptoms persist, consult your nearest NeNe Chicken.

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Mad Mex


Mad Mex is all about quick service, casual dining and good Mexican food at affordable prices. They serve gourmet made-to-order Baja dishes such as naked burritos and soft corn tacos, giving Mexican food lovers a vibrant dine-in or take-away option.

Inspired by the fresh flavours and sense of ‘la familia’ down in Baja (the peninsula between California and Mexico) Clovis Young, the founder, has brought the same authentic tastes to the city of Melbourne. You’d find it hard to spend over $20 here and your wallet will thank you for it.

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Sumo Salad


Made fresh in store daily, Sumo Salad is a great staple for a super healthy, well priced meal. With a focus on nutrition as well as convenience and taste, you can choose from many delicious salads, grain bowls, wraps or get creative and design your own salad. Pick a base, add whichever fresh ingredients you like, including proteins and top with dressing of your choice.

Best of all, the service is lightning fast and it won’t hurt your wallet. Sing it with me, you can make friends with sa-lad!

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Ya Souv


Ya Souv is the place for quality souvlaki and salad, offering good value while still remaining true to tradition, greek style. They celebrate Greek heritage and use traditional methods, fresh local produce and family recipes to make delicious Greek street food.

You will find Ya Souv in Hawthorn, Westfield Knoxfield and the new Doncaster store. The service is friendly and the food is so authentic you’ll feel like you’re at Yiayia’s house in the village of Santorini, yasu!


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Sauced


Italian, but not as you know it. Sauced Pasta Bar is raising the bar on classic pan fried pasta. Offering favourites Amatriciana, Creamy Pesto, Carbonara, Bolognese and more, as well as gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options. If you’re not in the mood for carb loading go for the lighter alternatives; spelt spaghetti, wholemeal penne, zucchini strips, sweet potato or cauliflower rice. Pair it with a glass of wine and you’ve got yourself a meal worthy of the ancient Romans. Buon appetito!

For the kiddies there is a special Bambino menu (naw, so cute) with the classics they will love; cheese and butter, simple napoli and bolognese. Sauced offers a variety of hearty pasta and antipasto which will totally hit the spot and for less than $20, it’s a steal.


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Biggie Smalls


Welcome to The O.G. Biggie Smalls experience; good vibes and great kebabs.

Shane Delia has worked his magic on this A-grade kebab house. Decking it out with hip hop décor, bangin’ 90's tunes, and gourmet kbabs made with premium ingredients, these are not your average 'babs.

Among the most popular are the west coast ($16) with roasted lamb, onion gravy mayo, rosemary, garlic yoghurt, mustard picked carrots and lettuce, and the dirty south ($14.50) with fried chicken, pumpkin pie hummus, herbs, pickles and onions. Brb, need a napkin to wipe the drool from my chin. Check out the O.G. kbabs in Collingwood and also Windsor.


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Gelato Messina


Gelato Messina in Fitzroy have blessed us with their phenomenal selection of freshly churned gelato and exciting flavour combinations. Here, you can get yourself an amazingly decadent gelato for under $10.

The biggest seller, the salted caramel gelato with white chocolate chip, is so good you could bathe in it. Check out their instagram for daily dessert porn.


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8Bit


Classic American style burgers and a cool retro gaming theme make 8bit a strong contender as the best burger joint in Melbourne.

In addition to burgers with melt in your mouth patties, crispy bacon, soft sweet bread, tasty cheese and great sauce, they also offer all kinds of milkshake goodness; salted caramel, peanut butter, nutella and strawberry cheesecake.

With burgers for under $15, hotdogs for under $10 and shakes for just $8, 8bit is a true quality feed.


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