Sydney might not be the go-to destination for the world’s greatest eats, but it’s certainly a viable location with plenty to explore. Thanks to its location, Sydney is filled with fantastic cheap eats that cover a huge range of cuisines. The next time you’re in Sydney, take a look at these excellent spots for some cheap and delicious grub–you won’t be disappointed.

Foodie Tips

Before we get started, here are a couple of tips for foodies that are travelling in Sydney.

  • Get a hotel nearby – Make sure you get a Sydney hotel booking so that it’s easier to browse around the different foodie spots. The closer you are to the neighbourhood, the more time you’ll have to explore the food scene.
  • Carry some change – Tips aren’t expected in Australia, but carrying a bit of change to award a good service is always appreciated.
  • Be open – The food scene in Sydney is diverse and complex, so be open to trying out different types of foods if you want the best experience.
  • Don’t travel alone Food is best eaten with friends and family. If possible, travel with people so that you can share different dishes and eat together with friendly company.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at some of Sydney’s best offerings for cheap eats.

VN Street Food – 294 Illawarra RD, Marrickville, 2204

This unique spot is a great place to dine on some classic Vietnamese street food classics. The ordering system allows you to create your own meals by picking a rice, a main, vegetables, salad and a soup. The presentation is excellent an the food itself is brilliant value for money. However, this place is plagued with queues and it becomes packed with hungry foodies every night.

BL Burgers – 1/151 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst, 2010

The population of Sydney loves its burgers, and this busy location on Oxford Street is perhaps one of the cheaper and more delicious places to get your burger fix. There are classics such as cheeseburgers, but you can also pick from a variety of specials and there are sides to pick from such as poutine. It’s a fantastic place to eat a burger and it’s far superior to fast food options like Hungry Jack’s and Macca’s.

Gumshara – 25-29 Dixon Street, Haymarket, 2000

True ramen at its finest. It takes an entire week to conjure up the delicious pork and broth needed for the incredible food at Gumshara. The soup is thick, the noodles are chewy and the meat is tender. There’s no better place to get a cheap and filling bowl of ramen. There are no details online and you won’t be able to phone up–you’ll just need to turn up to smell the delicious broth cooking and take a look at what’s on offer on the menu.

Thirsty Bird – Shop 3, 2-14 Bayswater Road, Potts Point, 2011

While it’s more of a takeaway than a restaurant, there’s no denying the delicious chicken on offer at Thirsty Bird. The chicken is tender and juicy with a crispy coating that manages to stay dry instead of being a greasy mess. There are meal deals to pick from and you’ll walk away feeling satisfied. It’s cheap, delicious and filling–what more could you ask for?