Cheap eats and take out in Dublin

Cheap Eats in Dublin

Luckily navigating Dublin on a budget does not mean slim pickings. Dublin has a great variety of places to choose from. From melt-in-your-mouth burgers to fresh tortillas. Here’s our favorite places for a quick and delicious meal that won’t break the bank.



A favorite among locals with different locations throughout the city center. The menu fits on a business card and is straightforward: burger and fries.
Buns are baked fresh daily and the Black Aberdeen Angus meat, supplied by FX Buckley, is minced fresh every morning. When we lived in Dublin we would go at least a few times a month to satisfy our Bunsen cravings. It’s mouth-watering licking good and it’s hands down the BEST burger we’ve ever had. As in we would seriously consider moving back to Dublin just to be able to go to Bunsen anytime.
Expect a good wait. Tip: avoid the location in Temple Bar and head to the branch at Wexford Street in Dublin 2.

The Jar 

31 Wexford Street

We’ve been regulars for years since we stumbled across their Sunday special which includes a pizza from Base and a beer for 10 euro. You can’t beat that! They have their own 800 degree celcius wood-fired oven where they serves up freshly prepared Base pizza. It’s also good for cocktails on a Friday or Saturday before heading to one of the nearby clubs.


17 Camden Street, Dublin 2

Neon Asian Street Food serve fresh dishes such as crispy sweet chili chicken, butterfly prawns, duck spring rolls and much more – and you get a cone for the soft ice machine, which is always a big hit no matter how full you are. 



Different locations in the city center. If you’re looking for tasty, fresh and and affordable Mexican food, head to Boojum. They offer a wide selection of burrito, tacos, tortillas, and burrito bowls.
Tip: students receive a discount and a free beverage.

Zakura Sushi

13 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Our favorite sushi place in the city.  The place doesn’t look like much from the outside but the sushi is always fresh and delicious.

Aoki Sushi

4 South Richmond Street, Dublin 2

Cozy little sushi restaurant that never disappoints in serving up great sushi.


Dublin is one of our favorite cities and we can wait to come back for a visit after we moved abroad. And we think you should too.

Hotels in Dublin vary in quality, location and price. We recommend staying anywhere in Dublin 2 close to Grafton Street and Stephen’s Green (central part south of River Liffey) or in Dublin 1 (stay close to the river).

Find the best hotels in Dublin 2 here.

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