The Top Cheap And Healthy South Bank Eats
It’s heading towards the grim, business end of semester. You’re exhausted, downtrodden and most of all hungry. The only thing emptier than your stomach is your bank account. All you want is some tasty eats and you’re worried that if you don’t eat a vegetable soon scurvy is a very real possibility. You just want something somewhat healthy. Well don’t stress South Bank students as once again we’ve got your back with our: ‘Top cheap and healthy South Bank eats’
And just to get this out of the way, there are judgemental people in the world who will say things to you like ‘Why didn’t you just make yourself a sandwich before you went to Uni?’
You don’t need that negativity in your life. Maybe you were running late this morning, maybe your housemate ‘accidentally’ ate all the cheese, bread and salami because he didn’t know that it was yours. Maybe you are busy studying and don’t have time for sandwich making.
Whatever the reason for your current hungry and impoverished state rest assured that this is a judgement free zone.
1. Guzman y Gomez
‘Guzman y Gomez!’ you cry, shocked. G y G are not that cheap at all and are not strictly that healthy. A burrito there will set you back at least $11.50 which is a significant chunk of any student’s bank account.
Let me tell you a little secret though friends, get out your smartphone and download the G y G app. Once you have this app you will be able to order a free burrito. That’s right no money changes hands yet you will be the lucky recipient of one whole burrito. It is truly magical.
You walk in, skip the cue and the staff straight up just hand you a burrito, no questions asked. You will feel like a celebrity. It doesn’t end there either. After your one free burrito you can then order two more burritos on the app for $5 each. What a time to be alive.
2. San Kai Sushi Takeaway
So you have had your free burrito and two $5 burritos (I would recommend you don’t have them all in the one sitting, but hey you do whatever makes you happy), time has passed and you find yourself hungry again and still impoverished. Tucked away behind the main San Kai Japanese restaurant on Grey Street is a small, hole in the wall style Sushi Bar. The Sushi here is sizeable and cheap. You can get 3 to 4 significant sushi rolls for under $10. So long as you steer clear of the deep fried chicken and mayonnaise sushi it is actually quite healthy too.
3. Viet De Lites
Another healthy option is just a little walk down from San Kai. Viet De Lites is a fantastic Vietnamese restaurant that has some of the best rice paper wraps you will ever happen upon. You can get four whole wraps takeaway for $10 with either chicken, beef, duck or vegetarian options. Best of all these wraps are chock full of healthy vegetables, so much so that you can eat them guilt free.
Hopefully now you know where and how to get your healthy eats and the semester will seem that much more bearable. The overwhelming amount of work and study that awaits you will be that much easier with a full stomach, a healthy bank account and some vitamins in your system and now that Spring is in the air…
Thanks for reading!
Chris McNee, student blogger for South Bank campus