If you live or work in central Austin, you have countless restaurants within a short drive. There are so many options for an inexpensive meal right around you, there’s no need to hit up another part of town. Try one of these central Austin meals that’ll make your wallet and tummy happy.

10.) Reuben at NeWorlDeli

Reuben sandwich

When a deli is super proud of their reuben sandwich, you probably need to give that place a try. NeWorlDeli puts their reuben front and center, but there are plenty of other great options if Russian dressing and sauerkraut isn’t your style. They’re located right across the street from the main entrance to Austin State Hospital and a few doors down from Vino Vino.

9.) Latino Tacos at The Hot Box Diner

tacos

When a restaurant advertises itself as a place for wings and Latin cuisine, that stops you in your tracks. How can they possibly do both things well? See for yourself at The Hot Box Diner. This food truck sits on Stark street between McCallum High School and North Lamar Boulevard. The Latino tacos have plum tea pork, queso fresco, red onion and cilantro.

8.) Hippie Burger at Kerbey Lane Cafe

hippie burger

Kerbey Lane Cafe is an Austin institution. They have several location around town, and two of them are in central Austin. The original location is in a converted house on the actual Kerbey Lane, and the other is on The Drag across from the University of Texas. If you want to immerse yourself in the old hippie subculture, take your tastebuds on a journey with the hippie burger. It has a veggie patty, mozzarella, and avocado. Make your meal complete with some Kerbey Queso.

7.) Pizza Roll Deal at Austin’s Pizza

pizza roll

If you’re looking for a filling lunch on the cheap, Austin’s Pizza has a deal for you. Their $5.99 pizza roll deal gives you four pizza rolls and a soft drink. They have four varieties of pizza roll to choose from, so you’re bound to find at least one that fits your mood. This deal is only available for weekday lunches, so make sure you bring your office buddies or a few classmates.

6.) Pepe’s Pescado Taco Plate at Taco Shack

Pepe's Pescado from Taco Shack

When you see fish tacos on a menu, you probably think California. But fish tacos are still awesome! While Taco Shack has plenty of taco options to keep you coming back week after week, make sure you give Pepe’s Pescado Taco Plate at try. The tacos have grilled catfish on corn tortillas with cilantro-cabbage slaw and jalapeno ranch dressing.

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