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15 Delicious Cheap Eats To Try In Sydney Before You Die

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Recently, we shared a few of our favourite places to enjoy an affordable meal in super expensive Sydney — we then asked the BuzzFeed Community to share their own secret spots. Enjoy:

1. Lentil as Anything

Where: 391 King Street, Newtown, 2042

Pay: Whatever you think the food is worth. Seriously.

"Lentil as Anything in Newtown definitely counts as a cheap eat — it's pay what you want." —Lauren Strickland, Facebook

2. New Shanghai

Where: Various locations.Pay: Less than $10 for 12 dumplings."New Shanghai is a great cheap alternative to Din Tai Fung." —Aya Bayati, Facebook
Via Facebook: newshanghairestaurant

Where: Various locations.

Pay: Less than $10 for 12 dumplings.

"New Shanghai is a great cheap alternative to Din Tai Fung." —Aya Bayati, Facebook

3. Room 10

Where: 10 Llankelly Place, Potts Point, 2011

Pay: $13 for the tuna and egg salad.

—Sabrina Steriti, Facebook

4. Chat Thai

Where: Various locations.Pay: $12.50 for chicken pad thai."Chat Thai in Chippendale's takeout booth has amazing pad thai, pad see ew, and other amazing food all for 7/8 dollars! So good." —deannaa4b0e5fa49
Via Facebook: chatthai.com.au

Where: Various locations.

Pay: $12.50 for chicken pad thai.

"Chat Thai in Chippendale's takeout booth has amazing pad thai, pad see ew, and other amazing food all for 7/8 dollars! So good." —deannaa4b0e5fa49

5. Chinese Noodle House

Where: 8 Quay St, Haymarket NSW 2000

Pay: Delicious dumplings from $8.80.

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6. El Loco

Where: 64 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills, 2010

Pay: $6 for a taco.

"El Loco in Surry Hills has good tacos that are a bargain." —jennaguillaume

7. Marrickville Pork Roll

Where: 236A Illawarra Road, Sydney, 2204

Pay: $4 for a pork roll.

"A pork roll from Marrickville is always amazing." —jemimaskelley

8. Lord of the Fries

Where: 537 George St, Sydney NSW 2000Pay: $4.95 for a regular classic, chunky or sweet potato fries.—bekakali
Via Facebook: lordofthefriesau

Where: 537 George St, Sydney NSW 2000

Pay: $4.95 for a regular classic, chunky or sweet potato fries.

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9. The Soda Factory

Where: 16 Wentworth Avenue, Surry Hills, 2010Pay: On Tuesdays, gourmet hot dogs are $1 each."So cheap, it's basically free." —gyanyankovich
Via Facebook: thesodafactory

Where: 16 Wentworth Avenue, Surry Hills, 2010

Pay: On Tuesdays, gourmet hot dogs are $1 each.

"So cheap, it's basically free." —gyanyankovich

10. The Naked Duck

Where: Various locations.

Pay: $10 for a slow-roasted chicken roll.

"Naked Duck in Darling Park is good for lunch." —Seth Reardon, Facebook

11. Mr Crackles

Where: 155 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst, 2010Pay: $5 for a cup of crackling."Every morning I wake up and smile because Mr Crackles exists." —Deanne Meadors, Facebook
Via Facebook: mrcrackles

Where: 155 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst, 2010

Pay: $5 for a cup of crackling.

"Every morning I wake up and smile because Mr Crackles exists." —Deanne Meadors, Facebook

12. Ocean Master

Where: 385 Barrenjoey Rd Newport Beach, 2106Pay: $11.90 for fish and chips.—Brad Esposito, Facebook
Via Facebook: OceanMasterNewportFishChips

Where: 385 Barrenjoey Rd Newport Beach, 2106

Pay: $11.90 for fish and chips.

—Brad Esposito, Facebook

13. Indian Home Diner

Where: 86 Oxford Street, Paddington, 2021

Pay: $10.70 for the vegetarian lunch special.

"Can't beat the $6 Indian kebab." —Samuel Parrott, Facebook

14. Takumi

Where: Market City/9-13 Hay Street, Haymarket, 2000Pay: $3 per plate on the train."Sushi for just $3." —antman1321
Via Flickr: derivativeofcourse

Where: Market City/9-13 Hay Street, Haymarket, 2000

Pay: $3 per plate on the train.

"Sushi for just $3." —antman1321

15. Flying Fajita Sisters

Where: 65 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, 2037 Pay: $5 for a charred corn cob with lime and aioli. "Flying Fajita Sisters in Glebe has $3 tacos (and $3 tequila shots) on Tuesday." —Jemima Skelley, Facebook
Via Facebook: 127734833939797

Where: 65 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, 2037

Pay: $5 for a charred corn cob with lime and aioli.

"Flying Fajita Sisters in Glebe has $3 tacos (and $3 tequila shots) on Tuesday." —Jemima Skelley, Facebook

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