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Best Cheap Treats in the City

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Published August 12th 2012
Cheap as chips: awesome guilt free treats in the city
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If you think that Sydney is an expensive city in order to feed yourself - think again. The city is home to some yummy treats that won't break the bank. The treats here are also quite healthy for you. They are guilt free, and thus fairly good for your waistline as well. Some of these establishments are well known, while others are Sydney's best kept secrets. Well not so secret anymore. Price, taste and quality is taken into consideration.

1. Green Tea Ice Cream @ Mizuya

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The green tea soft serve cones at Mizuya...all that for $1...

Situated right in the heart of Sydney's Town Hall and the cinema end of George Street is a Japanese restaurant and karaoke bar that is also home to the $1 green tea soft serve cones. The serving sizes are rather generous, and they make way for a refreshing treat. Regardless of the weather, these cones are a hit. Not surprisingly they sometimes sell out. The only catch is that you must buy one before 5:30pm on any given day, otherwise the price doubles to $2. Pretty cheap and exceptional value for green tea ice cream on this end of the city.

2. Sashimi @ Sushi Train Event Cinemas

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Sashimi @ Sushi Train Event Cinemas

It is so great (albeit refreshing) to finally see a sushi train in pricing all of its dishes for one set price. Sashimi is normally the most expensive dish yet here it's only $3.30. You can also ask for a combination of raw salmon and raw tuna. The raw tuna is my favourite. The sashimi is served cold and feels cleansing on the palate. The serving plates are just right.

3. Frozen Yoghurt @ Moochi Westfield Sydney

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Green tea fro-yo with pomegranate pieces...yum...

Having tried Moochi's Pomegranate frozen yoghurt on opening day at their Westfield Sydney store, it was a delight to re-visit this establishment and try their green tea frozen yoghurt. Rather tasty and refreshing, and the pomegranate pieces were fresh, sweet and filling. Going for the second smallest size with one topping meant I only spent $3.40 for a rather tasty and filling treat.

4. Custard and Pork Buns @ Emperor's Garden Cake & Bakery

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Custard Bun at Emperor's Garden in Haymarket

Find yourself in Chinatown and you are nestled right near cheap, sweet and savoury treat heaven self service. Although the custard puff would scream out sweetness, it's a rather guilt-free and filling bread like treat for only $1.80 a pop. Quick and no fuss service is provided. The moment I took my custard puff out, the dogs nearby were salivating - wagging their tails and getting super excited. They wanted some. The pork buns are tasty, and a couple of these will make a great cheap lunch if you're in a hurry. Situated right near Paddy's Markets and the Sydney Entertainment Centre.

If you have come across any other places that serve cheap, guilt free treats in the city, then please feel free to share by leaving a comment. Enjoy the best guilt-free cheap treats that the city of Sydney has to offer.
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Why? The best guilt free and cheap treats in the city
When: Whenever you find yourself in the city in the need for a simple, guilt free treat
Where: In Sydney City, various locations
Cost: $1 to $3.40 depending on your treat
Your Comment
custard and pork - mmm - my favourite !
by ultim (score: 2|424) 2291 days ago
um - article now out of date - 2. Sushi Train plate - I used to frequent the Sushi Train at Event Cinemas George St Sydney - it was my favourite - but believe it closed at least 9 months ago - and was replaced by a branch of Umi Sushi Express - the only Sushi Trains in Sydney now seem to be in Newtown, Bondi Junction and Maroubra
by ultim (score: 2|424) 2089 days ago
I dont know how you could prove that the green tea ice cream is healthy for you and good for the waistline.. unless the seller states that its fat free or less sugar etc.. and same with the frozen yogurt... having a few pomegranate beads make not a sweet treat healthy...
by akapo (score: 0|2) 2692 days ago
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