Cheap Eats #32 | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Cheap Eats #32

If you’re solidly back to the 9-5 routine and you (ahem…your bank account) just can’t quite justify those #treatyourself work lunches or boozy nights out to forget about how far away the holidays are, we have the solution that will ward off those working-week-woes. It’s time to slam-dunk your soggy vegemite sandwich into the bin, ‘cause we’ve got a selection of places that will keep you in the black and don’t even vaguely resemble a miserable lunch-pack. Mr Curry | Jindalee, Brisbane and Toowong Everyone loves cheap curry in a hurry, but when it’s ready made with fresh, delicious ingredients and they’ve got all of your favourite kinds of spiced delights? You’ve katsu be kidding me! Head to this little flavour haven before midday on Monday to Friday and you can score yourself a delicious $5 katsu chicken curry. At that price, you don’t even have to think twice about getting a $2 black sesame or matcha soft-serve for dessert! Toro Bravo | Fortitude Valley Just because you’re dealing with money grumbles doesn’t mean you have to suffer through belly rumbles! Toro Bravo offers some of the most scrumptiously authentic tapas you’ve ever set your taste buds upon and chargrilled produce that is worth writing home about. Avoid being a grump on hump day with two Montaditos of your choice with potato bravas and a schooner of Monteith’s Southern Pale Ale or a glass of sangria to wash it all down for $20. On Thursday nights you can treat yourself and a special someone to some delicious paella and sangria to match for only $45. How cha-cha-cheap is that? With all those funds you’re saving, you may as well start planning your exotic island holiday. Who cares if the holidays are a thousand years away when you’ve got a delicious bargain lunch sitting in front of you? Words by Caroline Tully