Cheap Eats #38 | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Cheap Eats #38

Two long weekends in a row and Mother’s Day present purchasing may have left your pockets feeling a little bit lighter this week. But don’t start regretting all those cocktails and hitting up mum for cash before her expensive bunch of flowers has even had a chance to wilt, because we’ve got all your foodie needs covered with some cheap eats that will leave you with change to spare. King Ahiram | West End Sure, deliciously exotic food might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you’re thinking cheap eats, but King Ahiram is here to change that. All items on the takeaway Lebanese menu are wallet friendly, but we’re huge fans of the $5 rolls (kebabs to those of you not in the know). Choose from falafel, shish kebab, donner kebab, chicken garlic or the kafta roll, and we promise you won’t be disappointed. There’s also $3 skewers and $2.50 baklava, if you’re feeling extra hungry. Simple, delicious and authentic Lebanese food that’s made fresh and fast: let the good times roll! Friday’s | CBD Have all those extra-long Sunday sessions over the last few weeks left you feeling like you’ll be a basket case if you’re bank account drops any lower? Friday’s won’t let that happen with their $12 lunch and dinner specials on the menu every Monday to Thursday, featuring a fisherman’s basket, chicken in a basket and a burger in a basket. With the extra change, you might even be able to squeeze in a sneaky drink! These cheap eats make a lot of cents! Words by Georgia Tyler