The Cheap and Cheerful eats of Queenstown

Date: November 5th, 2020

You’re finally on holiday! You’ve just touched down in Queenstown, just picked up bright blue rental car, just checked in to your lakeside accomodation, just confirmed your reservation for dinner and … (gulp) just realised that 1/2 your holiday budget is gone! Just. Like. That. 

Don’t panic. We know that holidays are expensive so we’ve tracked down a list of all the best cheap eats in Queenstown that a. won’t break the bank and b. will put a smile on your dial. 

Let’s dig in (pun intended)!

Our top picks for Cheap eats around Queenstown

Saigon Kingdom is a must-try for deliciously, authentic Vietnamese food. From the Pho Bo to the barbecued fish, you’ll be eating like kings at a price that won’t sting. Pro Tip: check out the website for lunch time deals!

Balls and Bangles – this one does it all; from the morning coffee and bagel to the arvo sweet treat. And what’s even better? It won’t cost you an arm and/or a leg. The donuts and bagels are freshly homemade in store and topped with all sorts of mouth watering goodies. Situated in the heart of Queenstown, it’s easy to pick up lunch and enjoy it down by the lakeside. 

Take care when passing Gattos Churros. If it’s not the smell that’ll draw you in, then undoubtedly the sight of the churros will be enough to get you! They’re huge, they’re delicious and they’re dangerously affordable!

When you’re on the hunt for a fresh, filling AND affordable meal – look no further than Thai Siam. They do $15 lunches that are packed with flavour. And trust us, the portion sizes won’t leave you going hungry! 

Last but certainly not least, be sure to grab yourself a $10 meal deal from Erik’s Fish and Chips. You’re in for a treat with the delicious piece of hoki, a scoop of crispy fries and a tub of t-sauce. How’s that for a bargain? It’s your classic, finger-licking, fish and chips meal…all for just $10. 

And that wraps up the cheap and cheerful eats Of Queenstown. So get going! Get wining and dining, knowing you don’t have to empty the banks accounts! 

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Best Gluten-Free places to eat in Queenstown

Date: October 8th, 2020

A couple of years ago, finding a gluten-free option around Queenstown would have been a nightmare! But gone are these days as new, scrumptious and affordable options are popping up everywhere. We’ve scouted out the best of the best options to keep you (and your tummy) happy!

Erik’s Fish and Chips (maybe a little bias)….But what better place than the Queenstown lakefront to park up with your NZ classic, fish n’ chips. And what’s even better still – the entire menu is gluten free at Erik’s Fish and Chips! Erik’s has been making award-winning fish and chips since 2015, all from a humble trailer nestled on Earl St. You can’t go wrong with the finger-licking homemade Erik’s chips and Blue Cod. Plus, for those who are feeling a wee bit adventurous, there’s the signature Deep-fried Kiwi fruit (don’t till you try)!

If you’re a fan of taco’s you’re in luck with the totally gluten free menu from Taco Medic. Right in the heart of Queenstown, it’s quick, easy and just everything good about Mexican finger food. Be sure to get amongst the mango, jalapeños, and habanero salsa’s!

The Fergburger menu will have your mouth watering…and guess what….it’s all available gluten free – just be sure to ask. The wait is worth it; ‘best burger on town’ is no lie. They even have a dedicated French-fryer, so you don’t have to go without the super duper crispy chips!

Big Fig is a reliable gluten free choice, that’s worth popping into (more than) once while you’re in Queenstown. It’s delicious, Mediterranean food is prepared fresh in house. Just pick your bowl, then your meat and then load it up with all the tasty sides on offer. 

You’ve got to start your day with a bowl of porridge from Vudo Cafe. It’s a popular little spot and you’ll see (or should I say ‘taste’) exactly why when you pop in. If a whole meal isn’t quite what you’re after then be sure to check out the divine cabinet food.

If it’s a curry you’re craving then you can’t go past The Spice Room. Deliciously fresh, authentic Indian flavours and the friendliest staff in town! Trust us, you’ll have a hard time picking a dish with so many hearty gluten free options. 

Some more to add to the list while we’re at it are Bespoke, Yonder, and Saigon Kingdom.

We could go on and on forever, but don’t just read about the delicious gluten free options out there – go try them for yourself!

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Erik's Queenstown
13 Earl Street
T: 03 441 3474
12.00pm – 9 pm everyday
*Opening hours vary depending on the time of year
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54 Ardmore St
T: 027 570 5514
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