Gorge on delicious, top-quality food while still on a budget.
When you are in a rush, it can be impossible to get a decent feed without spending a fortune. Yep, we have all been there, where we feel it’s easy to stay with what is familiar even if it brutally expensive. But the truth is that there are plenty of hidden cheap eats places around Wellington where you can indulge in a great foodie experience without burning a hole in your pocket. Lucky for you, we’ve tracked down seven of the most affordable ones for you to delight in.
Wellington folk absolutely adore this 5-star hotspot. Indeed, you can’t go wrong with a gigantic slice of pizza for just $6. With a great selection of flavours, you’ll be tempted to purchase more than one slice. It is an excellent eatery to sober yourself up after a night out, by chowing down on this epic slice of heaven. Be sure to try their Italian hot chocolate and coffee during the winter.
2. Pho Mo
Expect some appetising Vietnamese street food at this joint, where you can bag yourself a full meal for under $10.20. What a bargain! Choose a mount-watering Banh Mi for just $10.20, which is a baguette with your choice of meat and salads, while a warm noodle salad will set you back $10.20 and a tasty rice bowl at $9.90. This spot cater some great portion sizes too.
📍 62 Dixon Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Where better to indulge in the greatest food porn than at a market dedicated to food. You’ll find plenty of great deals at this Cuba Street market, at the weekend, making it one of most cheap and cheerful eats in town. From pizza to Asian cuisine to scrumptious desserts, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Certainly, a convenient way to delight in global authentic food and flavours.
📍 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Treat yourself to a French-inspired crepe at this chain creperie. Expect to gorge on a mouth-watering cheap crepes customised to your preference. The savory crepes start at $9 while the tasty sweet crepes are between $6 and $11 depending on what you want. Think bacon and banana, cheese, spinach and egg and ham and cheese crepes and more. While dessert lovers can enjoy flavours like Nutella and white chocolate, maple syrup and roasted almonds and dark chocolate, berry and whipped cream.
📍 61 Manners Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
This place has won The Best Cheap Eats award in the past and it is no wonder with their authentic and affordable Malaysian grub. Just looking at their menu will send your tastebuds into a frenzy. The curry dishes start at $5.90, while you can grab a yummy roti and curry for just $8.90 and pairing it with a pot of Chinese tea for $4. With a large selection of gluten-free and vegetarian options, you can’t go wrong here.
📍 175 Victoria Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
6. Aunty Mena’s
Nourish your soul with some cheap and cheerful wholesome vegan food at this wonderful spot on Cuba street. You can get a belly filling meal for between $8 and $14 from the dinner menu. Some of the most indulgent dishes include nasi goreng, deep fried squid rings, laksa, homemade roti and curry and plenty more. Indeed, one of the best cheap eats in Wellington.
📍 167 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
A stunning lively and affordable café that takes its influence from New Orleans and New Zealand cuisine. Serving warm belly fillers like a large selection of tasty waffles from $11, vegetarian tacos for only $11.50, BBQ chicken sandwiches for $12, and plenty more. They also serve the most heavenly milkshakes in Wellington, so be sure to give one of those a try.
📍 5 Courtenay Place, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand