Uni Life: Cheaps Eats this Week in Wollongong

When all of your time and energy is being sunk into your studies, it’s hard to eat out with friends or catch a bite on-the-go on a student budget. Read our top picks for this week’s cheap eats to enjoy with friends that won’t send you broke. Looking for more weekend inspo? Click here to see What’s On in Wollongong this weekend.

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If you are out and about in Wollongong’s northern suburbs, stop in at Big K’s Kebabs in Fairy Meadow. This food truck-style take away joint is just the ticket to cure that after-work hangry or late-night munchies. 

These kebabs are absolutely packed to the brim with good stuff and there are cheaper prices on-site than for online delivery due to the added commissions charged by UberEats and Deliveroo. Drop-in or call 0450 945 024 to order for the best prices. 

Hanging out with mates? Grab a few of these bad boys and head to the beach for a sunset feast that everyone will love. 

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Wanting to sit down and spend some quality time with friends or family? Try Chef’s Choice in the centre of Wollongong. Don’t let the simple decor fool you, this restaurant has fantastic food at incredible prices; it’s fast, fun and full of flavour to satisfy anyone jonesing for Chinese food.

Start with the Salt & Spicy Calamari and then get a few dishes for the middle to share. Don’t miss the Beef in XO for a spicy kick, Nasi Goreng Fried Rice that comes packed with goodness, and for a vegetarian option, ask for the Eggplant Blackbean, lightly pan-fried eggplant served in a tasty black bean and chilli sauce that will have you coming back over and over again.

Don’t think twice about this one. Just go, go now. You’re welcome.

It’s burger time at Jimmy’s Burger Bar in Crown Street with burgers from $9, healthy wraps from $5.50 and subs from $8.50. They even have three vegetarian options all $10 or less. If the budget allows, add in some regular or sweet potato fries.

Jimmy’s is a casual dining destination that doesn’t lack in taste. With low prices and the option to order just a burger alone or an entire meal, Jimmy’s Burger Bar is a great place to catch a meal with mates and offers a menu that has something to please everyone.

We’ll see you next time for more cheap eats in Wollongong.

Zoë Wood is an international travel writer from the local Illawarra area. Contact her here: Facebook –  Instagram  –  Email