Get your cheap grub here! Newcastle eats that won’t break the bank
What with the Global Financial Crisis and rising interest rates, you might still be feeling the pinch (Gerry Harvey knows what I’m saying). Don’t lose weight from your wallet or your waist, check out these cheap and cheerful Newcastle eats.
Pides, kebabs, Arnie's Pies, pizza - you know the deal. Cheap and fast is the game here, with seemingly endless opening hours it's an option for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a quick stop off on the late night taxi ride home.
For fresh sushi as low as $2.50 per plate, how could you go past the Hunter's first sushi train? I don't know about you, but Sushi Bay combines my two great loves in life - good food and childish fun.
For lunch as cheap as $8.50, what's not to love about Sticky Rice? The meals are tasty and quick. If you work around town, pre-order and you can be in, out and full as a goog in less than half and hour. I've heard good things about the Pad Thai.
Not only are the pides, sandwiches and kebabs drool-worthy and affordable, Pide Fez also boasts some of the friendliest customer service around.
With cold meals from $4 and dim sims from $5.80, New Shanghai is sure to satisfy both belly and bank. The interior and cuisine is so authentic you'll forget that you're in the midst of Newcastle's largest shopping centre.
Across the road from Darby Raj, this unsuspecting cafe offers Indian favourites at the right price. Recommendations include the Chicken Tikka Masala accompanied by cheese naan.
If you're hankering for some fresh Vietnamese food at reasonable prices, look no further than Lans.
Grab a tenner and head to Mon's for lunch - it's all you'll need. Pick from their extensive menu of fresh and authentic Thai dishes. Service is fast and meal quality is consistently good.
Editors addition: $5 bacon & eggs! This deal is so good there is even a Facebook fan page dedicated to it. The Embassy has been around since 1942, so you're really getting a bit of local history with your toast.