Seattle is an expensive city, there’s no doubt about that. But believe it or not, there are still plenty of cheap eats in Seattle. From savory to sweet, there’s something that will fit your budget. So we went ahead and compiled a list of 11 of the best cheap eats you can find in Seattle for $15 and under.

Fremont Bowl


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Fremont bowl is one of if not the best places in the city to grab donburi bowls. Their menu has options ranging from a full-on chirashi to more simple items like salmon, chicken katsu, short ribs, and more. Many items on the menu are $15 or under although their prices have increased.

Where: 4262 Fremont Avenue North
Hours: Lunch: Daily 11:30 AM-2 PM, Dinner: Monday-Thursday & Sunday 4:30 PM-8:30 PM, Friday & Saturday 4:30 PM-9 PM

Saigon Deli


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If you love Vietnamese cuisine and are in the mood for banh mi, you can’t go wrong with Saigon Deli. The deli has a wide range of sandwich offerings as well as other hot and premade food items that you can pick up. Not only is it tasty but much of the menu is under $10.

Where: 1200 S Jackson St # 7
Hours: Thursday-Tuesday 7:30 AM-6 PM

Red Mill Burgers

Seatle has a few iconic burger spots and Red Mill is one of the best. This joint offers up delicious, juicy burgers that are satisfying and offered with a variety of toppings. What’s more, you can grab an item or two for $10 or under.

Where: Multiple locations
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11 AM-9 PM, Sunday 12 PM-8 PM

Tacos Chukis


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Tacos anyone? Tacos Chukis $2.75-$3.20 tacos allow you to choose from a variety of fillings like pork, chicken, beef, and more. You can grab as many or as few as you’d like depending on how hungry you are. Plus they have other items like baby burritos, mulitas, quesadillas, and more.

Where: Multiple locations
Hours: Vary by location

Ezell’s Famous Chicken

We all have those days when fried chicken is the only thing that’s going to fill the hungry void inside of us. That’s where Ezell’s comes in, this local chain serves up tasty fried chicken with a variety of combo options. You can either go big or small with several options under $10.

Where: Multiple locations
Hours: Vary by location

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Spice Waala


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Spice Waala is a staple in the Seattle foodie scene, serving up a delicious menu of Indian eats. You can nosh on Kathi Rolls with fillings like aloo tikki, chicken tikka, lamb kebab, and more. The best part? Most of the items are under $10. Oh, and they have rotating soft serve flavors.

Where: Multiple locations
Hours: Vary by location

Dante’s Inferno Dogs


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Who doesn’t love a good hot dog or veggie dog? Dante’s Inferno Dogs is basically the OG Seattle hot dog spot, it’s been in business for 20 years. You can grab hot dogs, sausages, and burgers as well as veggie options.

Where: Ballard Sunday Farmers Market
Hours: 10 AM-3 PM

Frelard Tamales


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Frelard Tamales is known for well, tamales. They’re delicious and most of them are around $6, you can enjoy them hot or take home a few uncooked ones to be enjoyed later. Choose from sweet corn, bean and cheese, pork, and more.

Where: 6412 Latona Avenue NE
Hours: Monday-Friday 11 AM-8 PM, Saturday & Sunday 10 AM-5 PM

Pike Place Chowder

In the mood for a Seattle classic? Why not enjoy some of the PNW’s best chowder from Pike Place Chowder? You can choose between classic clam chowder, smoked salmon chowder, seafood bisque, and more. And yes, you can snag some for under $10.

Where: Multiple locations
Hours: Vary by location

Pho Than Brothers


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This local chain has locations all over the city making it highly accessible. It also happens to be quite affordable with bowls of warming pho for under $10. Next time you see a location be sure to stop in and give them a try.

Where: Multiple locations
Hours: Vary by location

Heart Beet

If you want to stay super healthy without breaking the bank, Heart Beet is a great option. They have tons of juices and smoothies for under $10. They additionally have a wide menu of bowls to choose from that are a bit over $10. Proof that eating cheap doesn’t have to be unhealthy.

Where: 1635 Queen Anne Ave N & 6032 California Ave SW
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11 am-7 pm

Chung Chun Rice Dog


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Unique and cheap? Chung Chun Rice Dog fulfills both. The Korean chain has all sorts of meat-centric items to choose from. From their original hotdog to their volcano dog, you can go wrong. Also because many items are under $5.

Where: 502 S King St
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11 AM-8 PM, Friday & Saturday 11 AM-9 PM

Enjoy those cheap eats Seattle!