Uni Life: This Week’s Cheap Eats in Wollongong

Welcome back my friends, it’s the series that lets you know what awesome eats are available in Wollongong without spending a fortune. We may not have toilet paper but, Wollongong is still jam-packed with an ever-expanding abundance of cuisines. Let’s jump in and see what you should be trying out this week for cheaps.

2 Smoking Barrels

With a great atmosphere for a night out with friends, 2 Smoking Barrels offers some incredible barbeque options for the meat-lovers among us. This Texas-BBQ style eatery has a pit-smoked beef brisket roll ($14) like no other in the region. If you are working with a budget you can take advantage of Sundays where they offer $1.50 wings or the platter options off the menu split between a few mates.

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Fat Boy Pide & Grill

You know I love a good kebab, so it is hard to go past FatBoy Pide and Grill on Market Street in Wollongong. Their kebabs are not soggy and wet like others but full of fresh ingredients and packed full of flavour. Better yet, they don’t break the bank. My favourite Chicken Kebab with the lot is only $12 and more food than I can usually eat.

Not a meat-eater? Not to worry, they also offer vegetarian and vegan options.

City Diggers

This edition’s sit-down cheap eats option is Wollongong’s own City Diggers on Church Street. This Bistro / Cafe is under new management and they aren’t holding back with the specials. Score $8 Pasta on Mondays, $12 Steak & Chips on Tuesdays, $12 Fish & Chips on Wednesdays, or $13 Snitzel on Thursdays! Bringing the family? Kids eat for $10, all the time.

That will do it for this week, my friends. Wondering what else is on in Wollongong in the coming weeks? Check out our events page here.

Join me next time for more budget-friendly food we love in this incredible city. Got a suggestion? Hit me up on the details below and we will come and try it out!

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