Eating tasty food in this city doesn’t have to cost you a pretty penny. In fact, Seattle has tons of great spots to grab tasty and affordable eats. Dropping a bunch of money on food can be a blast (and delicious) but with so many great restaurants in the city, you don’t have to ball out to get tasty grub. So, here are 10  great places to get cheap eats in Seattle!

Dough Zone


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Dough Zone has you covered when it comes to affordable dumplings and hum bao. Most menu items range from $5-$8 so you can score a few tasty dishes. Plus there are multiple locations around the city so you won’t have to go far to get your hands on these tasty dumplings!

Hours: Varies
Where: Multiple locations
Instagram: @doughzoneusa

FOB Poke Bar

If you like poke then you need to try FOB. It has to be one of the best and cheapest poke spots in the city. You can snag their regular size poke bowl for $12 and trust us, the regular is plenty of food with all the toppings they give. But if you really feeling it you can also snag a large for $15.

Hours: Dailly 11 am-10 pm
Where: Multiple locations
Instagram: @fob.pokebar

Saigon Deli

cheap food seattleSaigon Deli is the perfect no-nonsense, takeout sandwich spot. And it’s also probably one of the most affordable sandwiches in the city at $3. So if you’re in the mood for a tasty banh mi and other delicious Vietnamese dishes, head over to Saigon Deli.

Hours: Daily 7:30 am-6 pm
Where: 1200 S. Jackson St. #7


If you’re in the mood for fried chicken, Ezell’s is an excellent choice. They have a menu with tons of different items, dips, and sides. But personally, we’re big fans of their tenders combo which is about $8. And for one person it’s plenty of food.

Hours: Varies
Where: Multiple locations
Instagram: @ezells_chicken

Pho Tan Brothers

Seattle has a ton of fantastic pho spots but Pho Tan Brothers is definitely one of the OG’s. You can score delicious bowls of soup for under $10. Plus we love that they have so many locations as they’re accessible to pretty much everyone.

Hours: Daily 10 am-7 pm
Where: Multiple locations

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Fremont Bowl

cheap food seattleIf you’re a fish lover, you have to try Fremont Bowl. This gem offers rice bowls topped with fresh and tasty varieties of fish. So you can opt for a single fish or you can get a little more adventurous with a poke bowl. It’s up to you! And most of their items are under $15.

Hours: Daily 11:30 am–2 pm & 4:30 pm–9 pm
Where: 4258 Fremont Ave N Ste #4262
Instagram: @fremontbowl

Harbor City Restaurant

Harbor City is one of Seattle’s best Chinese restaurants and dim sum spots. And while we miss sitting down for dim sum we’re super happy to be able to take it to go. Not to mention, most of their dishes are under $5 each and are quite filling.

Hours: Daily 8:30 am-11 pm
Where: 707 S King St

Dick’s Drive-In

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This is one of those spots you probably take for granted but there’s no question that it’s a Seattle classic. So if you’re in the mood for a burger and fries you absolutely can’t beat dick’s. Plus your whole meal will probably cost you under $10 unless you decide to go big.

Hours: 10:30 am-2 am
Where: Multiple locations
Instagram:  @dicksdrivein

Spice Waala

This beloved Capitol Hill Indian spot just recently opened a new location in Ballard. So now you can enjoy all of the amazing menu items in North Seattle as well. But what’s best of all is that the menu items are all under $10. So be sure to give them a try!

Hours: Varies
Where: Multiple locations
Instagram: @spicewaala

Tacos Chuki’s

Tacos Chuki’s is a great spot for cheap tacos and they’ve slowly expanded across the city so you can snag their delicious tacos across the city. Plus we like that their tacos are individually priced so that you can get as many or as few as you’d like. On that note, pretty much every menu item is under $5.

Hours: Varies
Where: Multiple locations
Instagram: @tacoschukis

Okay folks that’s what we have when it comes to some of the best spots for cheap food in Seattle. We hope that you get out there and treat yourself to some tasty food this week. Just remember if you decide to order from a restaurant please opt for pick up to save restaurants from nasty third-party delivery fees. Have a great week Seattle!JTNDZGl2JTIwaWQlM0QlMjJtb2JpbGUtYWQtb25seSUyMiUzRSUwQSUzQyUyMS0tJTIwU2VhdHRsZSUyMC0lMjBNb2JpbGUlMjAtLSUzRSUwQSUzQ2lucyUyMGNsYXNzJTNEJTIyYWRzYnlnb29nbGUlMjIlMEElMjAlMjAlMjAlMjAlMjBzdHlsZSUzRCUyMmRpc3BsYXklM0FibG9jayUzQndpZHRoJTNBMzIwcHglM0JoZWlnaHQlM0E1MHB4JTNCJTIyJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwZGF0YS1hZC1jbGllbnQlM0QlMjJjYS1wdWItNTUyMTg1Njk1NTQ5NzQ1NiUyMiUwQSUyMCUyMCUyMCUyMCUyMGRhdGEtYWQtc2xvdCUzRCUyMjE2MjcxNzI5NDclMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZpbnMlM0UlMEElM0MlMkZkaXYlM0U=