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Top Palmerston North: Cheap Eats

TOP PALMERSTON NORTH: CHEAP EATS

Fill your puku without emptying your bank account at these wallet-friendly eateries. Whether payday is a bit far away, you’ve found a few spare coins down the side of the couch, or you’re simply keen to score some bang for your buck, there’s a seemingly endless number of food options from all over the world to tempt your tastebuds at.
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NOODLES ‘N DUMPLINGS

Forget the two-minute noodles at home, Noodles ‘n Dumplings is a cult classic for Palmy locals and visitors alike. Often busy on a Friday night, this unassuming restaurant draws in many of our international residents and is home to the best dumplings in town. 

Tip: If you’re not in the mood for dumplings (or noodles for that matter) you can’t go wrong with one of their spring onion pancakes – this dish is definitely a favourite on the menu. 

KAPADOKYA

For the best Turkish in town, head to Kapadokya on George Street. With meal prices starting at less than $10 a pop, delight your senses with freshly baked bread that is magically soft and crunchy at the same time, melt-in-your-mouth falafel, and a selection of divine dips and spreads – you simply can’t go wrong. 

Tip: Make sure you try their traditional Turkish coffee – it will leave your tastebuds pining for a second cup. 

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INDIAN INDULGENCE

George Street is full of amazing eats, but we absolutely love its scrumptious Indian cuisine.  Don’t let the range on the menu fool you, the prices are cheap as chips.

Tip: Indian Indulgence is BYO and you can get away with a meal, naan, rice and drink for as little as $10 with one of their lunch specials. Long lunch anybody?

CHADA THAI

Quality food, quick service and quintessential local flair – this is the much-loved Chada Thai. With a massive menu of Thai delights that cater to vegetarians, vegans, and meat-eaters, you’re bound to walk away from Chada Thai with a full puku and a smile on your face, without emptying your wallet. 

Tip: The Thai green curry is a firm favourite amongst locals. 

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DOS LACOS TACOS FOOD TRUCK

Manawatū is home to some fantastic street food. Whether you’re craving something savoury loaded with cheesy deliciousness, or in need of a sweet churro fix, the friendly staff at Dos Locos Tacos have got your back. Look out for their truck because they pop up all over Manawatū – from The Square, to The Factory, to our many markets and festivals, you can count on Dos Locos Tacos to satisfy your Mexican cravings wherever you go.

SAIGON CORNER

For as many spring rolls, bánh mi and noodles as you can handle, grab some Vietnamese delicacies from Saigon Corner. Located on Princess Street in Palmerston North’s CBD, Saigon Corner offers a quaint urban setting if you’re dining in, or if you don’t feel like venturing out you can have your meal delivered using the Deliver Easy app. 

Tip: If you’re a coffee fiend, don’t forget to try their Vietnamese coffee – it comes complete with a dollop of condensed milk – yum! 

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