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Shallot pancake at Jin Weigu
Photograph: Cassandra Hannagan

45 cheap Sydney snacks for $15 or under

When you need something fast, good and cheap, order these superlative Sydney bites

Written by
Emily Lloyd-Tait
&
Elizabeth McDonald
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Sure, you can't get something good, fast and cheap when it comes to architecture or web design, but when it comes to tasty treats to cram into your face on the fly, Sydney delivers in every corner of the city. In fact, some of our best eating is of the hand-held variety, be it a pastry, something sandwiched between bread, crunchy fried parcels or a little sweetie to cap things off. If you're short on time or money but still want your food to spark joy, these are 45 of the most delicious snacks you can get for under $15.

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45 cheap Sydney snacks for $15 or under

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Vada pav from Durga’s Indian Street Food and Dessert Bar, Harris Park
Photograph: Ravi Talwar

Vada pav from Durga’s Indian Street Food and Dessert Bar, Harris Park

How much? $4.99

Spiced potato is balled, fried and smushed in a sweet, fluffy bun and served with two chutneys, real street food style. 

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Baklava from Abla’s Pastries, Granville
  • Restaurants
  • Lebanese
  • Granville

All the cakes, slices and pastries are sold by weight here, so you can choose just a little sweet if that’s all you’ve got space for, or many kilos of dessert if you’re catering to a crowd.

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  • Cafés
  • Dulwich Hill
  • price 1 of 4

How much? $6

Focaccia is having a revival. The white bread-stuff, traditionally sandwich-pressed until it looked like hot cardboard and historically paired with the ’90s café beverage of choice, the frappé, is back in vogue. At least that’s the word on the street in Dulwich Hill.

 

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