Cheap eats in Auckland

Cheap eats in Auckland

Has it been a little while since your last payday? Or perhaps you’re away on holiday and looking to budget your travel funds? Either way, there are plenty of cheap eat options in Auckland that still deliver on quality. 


We list some of the top affordable eats available.


 Better Burger

Location: Britomart, Mt Eden, Sylvia Park and Auckland City

Price range: $6 - 15


For those looking to get their burger fix, Better Burger has you covered. Their menu might be simple – offering hamburgers, cheeseburgers, double cheeseburgers or vegetarian burgers – but the food is simply delicious. You can get a burger starting from $6.50 or upgrade to a combo for a round $15. There are also plenty of Better Burgers scattered around the city, meaning your cheap burger fix is always close at hand.


New Flavour Restaurant

Location: Balmoral and Parnell

Price range: $8 – 24


It wouldn’t be a cheap eats article if there wasn’t at least one dumpling restaurant mentioned. While there are in fact many excellent dumpling places to choose from in Auckland, New Flavour Restaurant dishes up some of the best – and cheapest. For just $13 you’ll be able to get your hands on 20 delicious bundles of goodness. 


No. 1 Pancake

Location: Auckland CBD

Price range: $4 – 6


Perhaps one of the best value food options in Auckland that still delivers on flavour is No. 1 Pancake. This little kiosk can be found on Lorne Street and promises to serve up mouth-watering sweet or savoury pancake creations. So, if you’re craving pancakes, there’s really only one place to go.


7 Siri Taste of Sri Lanka 

Location: Sandringham 

Price range: $5 – 25


For authentic Sri Lankan food that will have you feeling like you’re in the country itself, head to this much-loved Sandringham restaurant. For around $20 you’ll be able to score a hearty and satisfying dish with popular items such as kottu roti, egg hoppers or devilled fried rice.



Location: Herne Bay

Price range: $7 – 25


Looking for some classic fush and chups (as the locals pronounce it)? Well FishSmith is well worth a visit. They’ve made their menu just a little fancier than your traditional fish and chip shop, but without the inflated prices that usually come with it.

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