The Best Cheap Eats in Glasgow

Having a quick catch up? Need to dine and dash or short on cash? These cheap eats are sure to hit the spot, here's our top picks for tasty food that won't break the bank:


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Paesano Pizza, already a firm favourite with pizza lovers thanks to their use of authentic Italian ingredients - from Caputo '00' flour from Naples to Strianise tomatoes from Sarna - Paesano recently launched their west end offering on Great Western Road in addition to their city centre venue. As well as authentic pizzas, desserts come in the shape of soft ice cream and a tart of the day, so what's not to like? If you need any more convincing, Paesano has also been rated as the UK's no.3 pizza restaurant on TripAdvisor too! 

94 Miller St, G1 1DT & 471 Great Western Rd, G12 8HL

Hug and Pint

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Hug and Pint serve up an experimental menu of Asian-inspired vegan food and with their Fiver before Five deal, you'll certainly be able to dine out on the cheap without sacrficing quality and taste!

171 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G4 9AW T: 0141 331 1901

Wee Guys

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Brought to you by the same people behind Guy's Restaurant & Bar, The Wee Guy's Café offers an extensive menu from coffees, breakfasts and pastries to sushi, sandwiches and salads.

A great spot for enjoying your lunch and people watching from one of their window stools or picking up some snacks for a park picnic. 

51 Cochrane St, Glasgow G1 1HL T: 0141 552 5338

Piece (Finnieston, Miller Street, Albion Street)

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Tom Lauckner and John Moore's gourmet sandwich bar and coffee shop's in Finnieston, Miller Street and Albion Street serves some of the best 'pieces' in Glasgow, with Thai pork, coronation chicken and ham, egg mayo and cheddar sandwiches all coming in under a fiver as do their many vegetarian options - get to grab and eat on the go!

Finnieston, 1056 Argyle St, G3 8LY T: 0141 221 7975

200 Albion Street, G1 1RU T: 0141 552 7128

100 Miller Street, G1 1DT T: 0141 248 1210

Dumpling Monkey 

For authentic Asian food that won't break the bank, check out the Dumpling Monkey on Dumbarton Road in Partick who offer a mouth watering menu that features, you guessed it, dumplings, curries and soups.

121 Dumbarton Road, G11 6PR T:0141 583 8300

Bread Meats Bread

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Bread Meats Bread are known for serving up some of the best burgers in the city and whilst the name would suggest that it’s a carnivore affair, they also offer a great selection of vegetarian and vegan options on their menus at both of their premises in the city centre and west end.

104 St Vincent Street, G2 5UB. T: 0141 249 98 98 

701 Great Western Rd, G12 8BN. T: 0141 648 0399


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There's more to Stereo than meets the eye - not only is it a delicious vegan restaurant, it's also a late night venue for gigs and club nights. Located in a beautifully designed Charles Rennie Mackintosh building, what's not to love?

22-28 Renfield Lane, G2 6PH T: 0141 222 2254

The University Café

All of your childhood favourites and hangover cures on one menu; mac and cheese, toasties, hot rolls, fish and chips to name just a few... and whilst your visiting this local and student favourite, make sure to try their delicious homemade ice cream - yum!

87 Byres Rd, Glasgow G11 5HN T: 0141 339 5217

Read more on our Food and drink page for inspiration on eating out in Glasgow!