February 28, 2022 The Festival Team

Cheap eats in Welly

Heading out for something to eat in the city doesn’t have to take a big bite out of your wallet, we’ve rounded up the tastiest cheap eats in Wellington. From flavourful asian fare to primo plant-based options there’s plenty to keep your taste buds tantalised.

Check out our picks below:

Little Penang

Photo credit: Little Penang

Flavours of Asia

  • If spice is life, try Ram’s and their well known chilli oil dumplings. They also offer a plentiful range of noodles, stir fry dishes and sizzling plates
  • Satay Kingdom is famous for their Roti Chanai perfectly paired with spicy rich gravy
  • Continuing with the Malaysian flavours, Little Penang is also a firm favourite with two locations - one on The Terrace and the other on Victoria Street.
  • If you’re a fan of Thai check out Aroy who have multiple locations in the city and in the Hutt
  • Aunty Mena’s on Cuba Street is a vegetarian foodie mecca, fantastic fried dumplings and arguably their ‘mock chicken’ Laksa is good enough to turn diners to the plant-based side

Press Hall

Press Hall

Food Halls

If you find it hard to decide, head into one of the city’s colourful food halls.


The Library

Cocktails at The Library

The Bargains

If you love a deal there are plenty to be had, with many offering weekday discounts. 

  • Check out 2 for 1 deals on at Chow on Mondays
  • The Library does 2 for 1 deals for desserts on Tuesdays and cocktails on Wednesdays
  • If you feel like spicing it up, Rosie’s Red-Hot Cantina does $6 Taco Tuesdays

How many spots on our cheap eats in Wellington list have you been to?