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Best Cheap Eats in Austin: Meals Under $20

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Looking for some good eats for a steal? Austin being the foodie town that it is, there are tons of bargain options! Whether you’re looking for a whole pizza, sandwiches, or happy hour deals, we’ve got the best guide for eatin’ cheap! Read on to find some of our best cheap eats in Austin that are $20 or under.

Cheap Eats In Austin

Cenote for Breakfast

Find breakfast staples like classic American eggs and bacon and breakfast tacos all for next to nothing at Cenote! You can find fresh pastries and gluten-free options from their baked goods supplier Morning Bakery as well! Have breakfast for two for $20 when you order a classic breakfast plate for $9, breakfast sandwich for $9, or avocado toast for $8. Check out Cenote’s East Cesar Chavez or Windsor Park location for the best cheap eats in Austin!

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Cheap Eats In Austin

Taco Joint for Tex-Mex

Grab all your favorite taco varieties for next to nothing when you visit Taco Joint! This Austin staple offers tons of breakfast taco options like chorizo & egg, bacon & egg, ham & egg, bean & cheese, potato & cheese, etc. All breakfast tacos are just $3! Get the El Gringo for some greens (comes with egg whites & spinach) or a classic barbacoa taco with a side of pico for $3.95. Grab 3-4 tacos or 2 burritos for under $20!

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Cheap Eats In Austin

Fat City Stacks

Located inside Yard Bar, Fat City Stacks offers an array of savory burgers and sandwiches all for a bargain. Grab a fried chicken stack or their signature burgers in single stacks and double stacks. If you get 2 stacks, it comes with 3 burger sliders, with fries or tots. Or serve the whole family when you get the family stacks for $39.50, which includes 12 sliders, 2 sides of fries, 2 sides of tots, and 2 sauces!

MON-THURS | 4PM-9PM
FRI-SUN | 12PM-9PM

📍6700 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78757

Cheap Eats In Austin

Project Pollo

Looking for your favorite comfort foods that are made from plants? You can find all your favorites at Project Pollo! Home to classic fried chicken sandwiches, chicken tenders, wings, and a whole chicken coup of plant-based eats, Project Pollo is one of our favorites cheap eats in Austin. Wraps and sandwiches start at $7-$8, sides like mac’n cheese or chicken nuggets start at $5. Come by on Tuesday or Thursday for 2 for $12 deals!

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Cheap Eats In Austin

Pinthouse Pizza

Home some of Austin’s most popular beers Pinthouse Pizza will satiate you in all of the ways. At the original location on Burnet Road, Pinthouse Pizza offers various local brews, like the most popular electric jellyfish hazy IPA. Grab a pint and pizza for a bargain when you get a small pizza for $8-$8.50 or appetizers like pizza rolls for under $3 too!

SUN-THURS | 11AM-10PM
FRI-SAT | 11AM-11PM

📍4729 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756

Cheap Eats In Austin

BarChi

Get an assortment of your favorite sushi rolls and appetizers when you check out BarChi’s selection of sushi options. Order various appetizers like gyoza, edamame, or takoyaki for under $7. Order two basic sushi rolls during regular hours or 3-4 rolls during happy hour for under $20. Sushi doesn’t usually come cheap, so get to one of our favorite cheap eats in Austin at BarChi!

SUN-THURS | 4PM-10PM
FRI-SAT | 4PM-11PM

📍206 Colorado St
Austin, TX 78701

Cheap Eats In Austin

Home Slice Pizza

We can’t forget one of Austin’s favorite spots to grab a classic NY-style pizza: Home Slice Pizza! This staple for whole pies and slices offers great salads, sandwiches, and pizzas for a deal! Single slices are about $4-$4.50 or you can get 4 slices for under $20, or grab a slice and dessert for under $20 for a classic combo. Home Slice is a great spot to stop while cruising on SoCo or if you find yourself in the North Loop neighborhood.

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An alum of University of Washington's Journalism program, Hailey's cultural beats include technology, style, and the arts. Writing eventually transitioned into editing content for SEO best practices in balance with brand storytelling. As a digital marketing strategist, she wears many hats consulting clients in B2B/B2C small business, e-commerce, film, cosmetology, and lifestyle brands. Since 2018 Hailey has been a contributing style editor for Gabriel & Co. New York. She currently resides in Austin, where she enjoys thrifting, exploring local businesses, pop up events, and nature.

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