Although Noosa has earned its crown of the “Heart of the Sunshine Coast” with everything priced accordingly, dining here doesn’t have to break your bank. Perfectly positioned between the vast sea and the rich lush hinterland, Noosa delivers both fresh local produce and the natural marine resources. It’s a thriving foodie paradise that you can do on a budget with a little preparation beforehand.
With plenty of fine dining options in Noosa, there’s an equal amount of lovely budget-friendly places to choose from. Nevertheless, Noosa Junction offers better value for money with equally delicious options than Hasting Street which is proclaimed Noosa’s Dining and Shopping Hub. Whether you’re traveling by yourself or with a large family, you can pick great inexpensive tasting meals everyone will enjoy. Noosa provides a range of healthy options too for vegans, vegetarians, and gluten-free folks.
A trip to Noosa wouldn’t be complete without tasting inexpensive finger-licking fresh caught and cooked goodness in Noosaville. The seafood here is battered, crumbed and grilled, prepared on site daily and never stored away. Stroll down to the Noosa riverfront for a feast at Red Emperor, grab a family value basket and a few Thai fish cakes for something fancy and settle to watch the sun go down along the river.
Bettys Burgers & Concrete Co The home for delicious American-style burgers made to order and Noosa’s one famous stop for a relaxing family dinner. Located on Hasting Street in Noosa Heads, the iconic Noosa establishment serves mouth-watering burgers starting at just $10 along with their legendary house-made frozen custard known as “Concretes” that are freshly made on site every day. You can’t say you have been to Noosa without visiting here!
Tuk Tuk The best and cheapest authentic Thai food in Noosa catering fresh, fast cuisine at excellent prices. Their lunch special is hard to beat especially if it contains a zesty Asian stir-fry with coconut rice. You wouldn’t be able to cook that cheap by yourself!
For the best all day breakfast and great coffee in Noosa, come to Esco. Stylish, yet casual, a great little riverfront cafe serves Australian dishes as well as breakfast bagels, scrumptious salads and a range of delicious smoothies for the healthy morning kick start. The portions are big, tasty and the quality of money is what going to keep you coming back over and over again.
Eat at local’s favourite at Sushi Yah Man in Noosa Junction. The place with a feel of a street Asian food prepared in a rustic style restaurant deserves a visit for a relaxing authentic taste of Japan. Order as much or as little as you like, all ingredients are fresh, locally sourced and organic when possible.
Ever heard of a Feast Menu? Noosa Boathouse knows how to feed large groups on a budget. Their 4-course shared meals are packed with value and prepared with love. If you haven’t rolled out of there sick full, you haven’t done it right.