When you’re rushing, it can be impossible to get a decent feed without spending a fortune. Indeed, we’ve all been there, where we feel it’s easier to stay with something familiar even if it is brutally expensive. Truthfully, there’s plenty of hidden cheap eats in Wellington where you can indulge without burning a hole in your pocket. We’ve tracked down 12 of the best cheap eats in Wellington.
Get yourself a feed fit for a king at this Malaysian place. From $3 roti, to chicken rendang, stir fried vegetables and much more…it’s perfect for a cheap meal considering the portion sizes.
📍212 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
This extremely cheap spot needs no introduction. Indulge on bowls of goodness from scrumptious noodles in chicken broth to lush noodle soups, dumplings, iconic loaded fries, fried mini buns and much more. Certainly, you’ll decently feed the hunger for less than $15.
📍 128 Vivian Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
3. Jo’s Pies
Located in Brooklyn, this 5-star bakery has some of the best pies in town, and for very little value. Expect to indulge on a filling melt-in-your-mouth steak and cheese, bacon and egg pies and more from $5.
📍 28 Cleveland Street, Brooklyn, Wellington 6021, New Zealand
This spot has one of the most instagrammable food dishes in Wellington. Surprisingly, their generous-sized meals are quite affordable. From hot pots, authentic dumplings, noodle soups, and more…you’ll be spoilt for choice. Expect to pay between $14.90 and $20 for decent filling grub.
📍 Shop 3a/44 The Terrace, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
If you’re craving dough, you can’t go wrong with pizza from $12 here. With a great selection of flavours, you’ll be spoiled for choice. We recommend going for the value combo at $13 which includes pizza, garlic bread and a drink.
6. Pho Mo
Expect some appetising Vietnamese street food at this joint, where you can bag yourself a full meal for under $15. What a bargain! Choose steam buns from $4.50, pho from $11.50 and a tasty rice bowl starting at $11.50, to name a few.
📍 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 Asian to scrumptious desserts, it’s a convenient way to delight in global authentic food. (temporarily closed)
📍 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Gorge on a mouth-watering cheap French crepes customised to your preference. The savory crepes start at $11 while the tasty sweet crepes are between $6 and $13 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. Wonderfully, each crepe can be made gluten-free.
📍 61 Manners Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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This place 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.
📍 175 Victoria Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
This Vietnamese spot is a real crowd-pleaser among foodies. With a range of options such as seafood laksa, tofu, rices, meat dishes and much more…you’ll be blown away. Equally, the portion sizes are massive.
📍12 Bond Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
11. 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 $15 from the dinner menu. Some of the most indulgent dishes include deep fried squid rings, 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
As one of the best American eateries in town, you know you’ll be treated to good stuff. 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 whip up the most heavenly milkshakes in Wellington.
📍 5 Courtenay Place, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand