This is the low rent edition. You know how sometimes you are stuck doing stuff you don’t want to do and all you can think about is hot chips? Or you are out somewhere and want lunch, only to find you have no cash, there’s no ATM nearby and you have to buy lunch from the change in your pocket? Thankfully the invention of tiny $2 coins means that most of the time I have about $10 in my pocket. So what can you get around here for very little?
You can get a fine banh mi for $5.50 at the Daily Bell bakery on Chapel St Windsor.
At Fish on Chapel (43 Chapel St Windsor) you can get basic fish and chips for $7.60. Their chips are excellent but the piece of fish is more like the compressed fish of fish fingers than a piece of fresh meat. They also do chicken.
At the Wellington St Milk Bar (St Kilda) they do basic burger and chips for $10. Very old school. The chips are not the best but the burger is surprisingly good.
Obviously I didn’t eat all this in one week. That would not be recommended. These reviews feature meals from various weeks that I compile into a theme when I can (such as the south end of Chapel St Windsor).
Finally, a curious fusion (half Anglo, half banh mi) roast pork and salad roll for $6.50 from Nguyen’s hot bread on Chapel St Windsor.