15 CBD Lunches Under 15 Bucks

Adelaide is abuzz with new eateries as well as ol’ faithfuls doing what they’ve done for years, so there’s no excuse for a boring lunch-hour bite. In that spirit, we’ve rounded up a crop of on-the-go lunches that won’t be too hard on your hip pocket.

1. Porchetta and wood oven chicken served alongside “clean eating” salads at Chicken & Pig, meat roll ($8.50) / meat and salad ($12.50)

78a Pirie St, Adelaide


2. Coorong Angus beef burger #1 with lettuce, tomato, cheese and truck sauce at Burger Theory, $10 / $14 with fries

8–10 Union St, Adelaide

3. Panko-crumbed fried chicken bao with pickled cucumber, chilli mayo, coriander and scallions at Sit Lo, $5 each / 3 for $13

30 Bank St, Adelaide


4. Arguably Adelaide’s best Falafel wrap with all the trimmings at Jerusalem Sheshkebab House

 131b Hindley St, Adelaide


5. Pulled turkey and dried cranberry salad with cashews, red cabbage, onion, mint, and orange and pomegranate dressing at Jack Greens, $14.90

36 Waymouth St, Adelaide

6. Middle Eastern-style pocket bread with your choice of protein, salad mix and house sauce(s) at Levant Eatery, from $12

252 Hindley St, Adelaide


7. Any nine-inch pizza or a choice of three pastas (rigatoni with eggplant, fettuccine ragù or fusilli with macadamia pesto) at Antica Pizzeria e Cucina, pizza ($13) / pasta ($15)

226 Morphett St, Adelaide

8. Combination meat and seafood laksa at market favourite Malacca Corner, $10

Shop 9, Central Market Arcade, Grote St


9. Signature eggplant curry with yoghurt sauce (banjan borani) served on rice with carrots and sultanas, and housemade pickles at Kutchi Deli Parwana, $13

7 Ebenezer Pl, Adelaide

10. Poached free range chicken sandwich with crispy prosciutto, fresh herb mayo, cos and parmesan at Monday’s Coffee Store, $12

38 Gawler Pl, Adelaide


11. Pho Tai, rare tender beef noodle soup, at Phonatic, small ($12.90) / large ($13.90)

171 Hindley St, Adelaide


12. A rotating selection of quintessentially Italian staples, pasta and panini, at Nonna Mallozzi, panini ($9) / pasta ($12)

22 Peel St, Adelaide


13. Greek lentil soup with fresh bread at Raw & Real Cold Press Juicery and Kitchen, $9

20 James Pl, Adelaide

14. Pork and sage sausage roll with chilli jam at Red Door Bakery, $6.50

19 Grenfell St, Adelaide


15. Frickin’ fish taco with shredded lettuce, pickled serrano, grilled pineapple salsa, jalapeno mayonesa and slaw at United Latino Cocina (ULC), $9.90

14–16 Francis St, Adelaide




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