The Best Cheap Eats
Who doesn’t love a bargain, especially when it comes to eating out! We recommend checking out the fantastic CheapEats.co.nz site for a comprehensive city-wide roundup, but if time is short and hunger is high, here are a selection of View’s favourite haunts where $20 goes a long way.
Barilla Dumpling
571 Dominion Road, Auckland, 1041
The food standards fiasco didn’t seem to dent the popularity of this (in)famous dumplings joint on Dominion Road. There are over 30 different dumplings on offer, and you get loads for your money. The service borders on pissed off, but there’s a reason why it’s always packed.
User rating
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3 reviews
Pane e Vino
20 Williamson Avenue, Auckland, 1021
We love Pane E Vino. It’s noisy, a little cramped, scruffy and we wouldn’t have it any other way! A huge menu, from which we recommend the pizzas and gnocchi. The real savings are to be had at lunch. $9 and $12 pasta dishes between 12pm and 3pm. A winner!
Our rating
****-
User rating
***--
8 reviews
Glenfield Night Market
Westfield Glenfield, Cnr Glenfield Rd and Downing Street, Auckland, 0629
Loads to choose from at the famous night markets held every Sunday evening at Westfield Glenfield, but it’s hard to beat the Chinese Dumpling King where you can get 15 fried pork dumplings or 7 fried pork buns for $5. Finish off with a hollowed out pineapple with ice-cream.
ELA Cuisine
Elliot Stables, 39-41 Elliot Street, Auckland, 1010
The Elliot Stables gem has long been a haven for budget-conscious diners not wanting to face the prospect of a boring home-made lunch or diner. The Mediterranean & Southern Indian menu might seem an odd combination but all we know is that it's a tried and true recipe that keeps the punters coming back.
PappaRich Auckland
SKYCITY Metro Centre, 291-297 Queen Street, Auckland
Save yourself the trip to Kuala Lumpur - get a taste of mouth-wateringly authentic Malaysian cuisine without leaving the confines of the '09'. It's quick, the menu is extensive and most importantly, the food certainly favours the wallet. Our favourite? Glad you asked - the Telur Beef Rendang without fail!
User rating
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5 reviews
Food Truck Garage
City Works Depot, 90 Wellesley St , Auckland
Auckland has finally harnessed the growing international popularity of food trucks and you can thank the Food Truck Garage for a large part of that – tasty and healthy fast food that’s also very affordable. Lookout for their day-specific deals - Taco Tuesday's anyone?
Our rating
****-
User rating
****-
12 reviews
El Humero
Forteith & Hurstmere, 40 Hurstmere Street, Auckland, 0740
Bro - do you even barbeque? One visit to this Takapuna eatery and your bbq-ing prowess will seriously be shattered. Those South Americans know their meat - and nowhere is it more celebrated than El Humero. Skip the whey protein shake and head here instead - you'll thank us later.
User rating
****-
3 reviews
Burger Burger
Ponsonby Central, 136-138 Ponsonby Road, Auckland
Burgers, fries, greens - hell, even wings - can these guys do no wrong? A trip to Ponsonby isn't complete without swinging by Burger Burger for tasty food on the cheap.
User rating
****-
5 reviews

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