10 Best Cheap And Cheerful Eats In Wellington For When You’re Broke

Megan Zara Walsh Megan Zara Walsh - Staff Writer

Best Cheap Eats Wellington

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. But the truth is that there are lots of hidden cheap eats in Wellington where you can indulge on a feed without burning a hole in your pocket. We’ve tracked down 10 of the most affordable cheap eats in Wellington.

1. Taste Of Home

Indeed, 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 $14.

📍 128 Vivian Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

2. 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

3. The Dumpling Company

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 under $16 for decent filling grub.

📍 Shop 3a/44 The Terrace, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

4. Tommy Millions

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.

📍 101/103 Courtenay Place, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

5. 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.

📍 62 Dixon Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand


6. Wellington Night Market

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

7. Crepes A Go Go

Gorge on a mouth-watering cheap French 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

8. Little Penang

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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 here.

📍 175 Victoria Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

9. 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

10. Sweet Mother’s Kitchen

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

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