A free-spirit studying psychology at the University of Sydney.
Published November 6th 2015
10 places to grab a budget-friendly bite
Maccas, KFC, Oporto, and Hungry Jacks. There's your list. Enjoy! Just kidding. Many a time we want a quick and easy feed when out, but this can sometimes add up significantly over the the week. So, I decided to set a hypothetical daily food budget and put it to the test in Hurstville Westfield. What could I grab for lunch for $6 or less?
Lower food court
You can score an exotic and not so expensive bite to eat here. With fish cakes for $1 each and veggie spring rolls for $1.20 each, a good number of pieces can be picked up given our budget.
This contemporary coffee shop all about keeping it simple offer a deal - apple raisin toast plus small coffee for something under $6. I totally forgot to note this one but I remember it sits comfortably in the budget.
3. Atlantic Fish & Chips
It was a pleasant surprise to see this place offers a battered fish fillet for just $5, and a crumbed one for $6. If you're more in the mood for greens you may get a small salad for $6. This includes seafood and pasta salads.
Our budget won't get you a heap of the goodies from here, and I know many may say a kebab just isn't a kebab without meat, but if you're staying conscious of prices, the salad roll ($6) should satiate the hunger.
Light and ideal for summer. Regular size salad boxes go for exactly $6 ($4 for a small). If you feel like South-East Asian flavours go the Thai Beef Salad. They have Greek and Caesar salads too. The Greek came complete with olives and feta, great for Mediterranean cravings.
I know I often underestimate how filling a kebab can be. A baby kebab from here can be bought for just $6, and can be a sufficient tie over, especially when still full of meat slices, fresh vegetables, and tasty sauces. A good alternative to the salad roll mentioned before.
8. Flapping Fish Fresh Seafood
A greek salad can be bought from here for $3.50 or $4.50 . Eat green while eating cheap.
9. Muffin Break
There seems to be a bit more choice here, with most of the savoury muffins sitting under $6.
10. Mirch Indian & Nepalese Cuisine
Now this sounds like a hot deal to me. Grab a small take away Chicken Tikka curry, rich in flavour, for just $3. Samosas and Naan bread pieces are also $2-3.50.
So, if you find yourself in Hurstville, and tired of the usual fast-food outlets, pay a visit to one of these budget-friendly options. They are substantial enough, varied in culture, tasty, and in some cases rather lean and healthy.
Great article! If you ever feel like wandering a short walk away from Westfield Hurstville is a Vietnamese bakery (think it is called Daily Bakery), on Forest Rd opposite the Ritz hotel, where you can get Pork Rolls (banh mi) for under $4.