The Top Cheap Eats For Students In Liverpool

Whether you’re a fresher trying to navigate your way around Liverpool’s vibrant food scene or a seasoned student on the hunt for budget-friendly bites, you’re in for a treat. 

From cosy cafes serving up hearty breakfasts to hidden gems dishing out international flavours, this city’s array of cheap eats are sure to satisfy your cravings without hitting your wallet too hard. 

If you’re in need of inspiration for where to head to, we’ve got your back with a full guide on the top Liverpool cheap eats for students! 

Liverpool cheap eats

1. The Font 

Looking for a quirky hangout that serves up equally quirky yet delicious food? The Font is your go-to spot. 

Known for its eclectic decor and relaxed atmosphere, this place offers an array of cheap eats that cater to various tastes. 

Whether you’re in the mood for loaded nachos, juicy homemade burgers, chicken wraps, or veggie-friendly options, The Font has something for everyone.

That’s not all either, they also have £2.50 cocktails, lunch time deals plus plenty of games machines for a fun-filled time! 



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Address: The Font, 1 Arrad St, Liverpool L7 7JE

2. Down the Hatch 

Craving that warm, fuzzy feeling only comfort food can provide? Say no more, because Down the Hatch has got you covered. 

Situated in a cosy basement on Duke Street, this vegan and vegetarian restaurant serves dirty burgers, loaded hotdogs, sharers and small plates.

For £14.50, you can make the most of their burger deal which comes with a delicious bun of your choosing and skinny fries, our favourite has to be the Salt N Pepper Fella!

Not only will your taste buds thank you, but your wallet will too as there’s a whole world of flavours that won’t break the bank. 



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Address: Basement, 62 Duke St, Liverpool L1 5AA

3. The Monro 

On the hunt for a place which offers delicious pub grub while keeping your bank balance in check? Look no further than The Monro.

The Monro is a traditional British pub with a contemporary Greek kitchen, Ethos which serves the finest food from the Greek islands. 

Currently they have a Meze Meal Deal where you can get 3 Meze and a free alcoholic drink for the special discounted price of £14.95! 

Not only do they have plenty of tasty, wallet-friendly options, their cosy ambiance makes it the perfect place to unwind after a long day of lectures. 



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Address: 92 Duke St, Liverpool L1 5AG

4. Moose Coffee 

Who says breakfast is only meant for mornings? At Moose Coffee, you can indulge in breakfast favourites all day long without burning a hole in your pocket. 

This independent family owned restaurant offers authentic American Canadian breakfast and brunch, with three venues in Liverpool.

From towering stacks of fluffy pancakes to hearty breakfast burritos to all day breakfasts to grilled sandwiches, Moose Coffee has become a beloved spot for students. 

To get an idea of prices, the Mighty Moose breakfast costs £11, whilst their vegan Lula Puebla breakfast will set you back just £11. 



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Address: Multiple locations 

5. Laros – Greek Street Food 

Ready to take your taste buds on a Mediterranean getaway? Laros – Greek Street Food is here to transport you to the streets of Greece, whilst staying within your student budget. 

Gyros, souvlaki, talagani cheese fries, loukoumades and mouthwatering falafel wraps await you at this Bold Street gem. 

For just £7.50, you can order their Chicken Honey Mustard Pita Wrap which comes with sliced chicken marinated in herbs, tomatoes, onion, sauce and fries.

Open 7 days a week until late, Laros is a must-try if you’re after great tasting Greek food, for an affordable price. 


Address: 41 Bold St, Liverpool L1 4EU 

6. Kokoro

Calling all sushi lovers… Kokoro brings the taste of Japan to Liverpool without causing a dent in your student budget. 

From sushi rolls to bento boxes to chicken katsu curry to seafood udon to gyoza, this is the ultimate spot to satisfy your Japanese food cravings. 

For us, our go-to has to be the Mini California Roll Set (8 Pcs) which costs just £5.75 and tastes amazing. 

Go on then, grab your chopsticks and dive into the Asian flavours at this Liverpool City Centre favourite! 



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Address: 77 Church St, Liverpool L1 1DG

7. Nightcrawler Pizza 

Housed inside the vibrant bar and garden The Merchant, Nightcrawler Pizza is the place to be for New York style pizza. 

Late-night study sessions or just a pizza craving that won’t quit? This place has got your back, serving up slices of heaven with all sorts of toppings. 

A menu highlight is their Flight To Miami pizza with an alfredo base, mozzarella, Italian sausage, peppers and onions which costs £3.70 a slice. 

Available for eating in, taking away or quick counter slicing from 12pm until late, the pizzas here are sure to put a smile on your face! 


Address: 38 Slater St, Liverpool L1 4BX

8. Bakchich 

Are you in the mood for Middle Eastern cuisine which doesn’t cost an arm and a leg? If so, Bakchich is the answer. 

Situated in the heart of the city centre on Bold Street, this quirky place offers a wide range of Lebanese and Moroccan street food with a french twist. 

For £12, you can order their Lamb Shawarma Platter which is served with salad, fries or rice, as well as Arabic bread. 

Don’t worry, they also offer vegan and vegetarian options like their Falafel & Fattoush salad with falafels, croutons, lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, parsley, mint and sumac dressing. 

If you don’t fancy leaving the comforts of your student flat, you can order a takeaway through UberEats to enjoy at home. 


Address: 54 Bold St, Liverpool L1 4EA

9. Spice Thai 

If you’re in need of some high quality Thai street food, we’ve got just the place for you. 

Bringing the flavours of Thailand to Liverpool from their two restaurants, Spice Thai is a favourite for both students and locals alike. 

Here you can munch down on Weeping Tiger, Paid Thai, Drunken Noodles, green curry, salt and pepper sui mai and more.

For a traditional dish, their Pad Thai with stir-fried rice noodle, eggs, beansprouts, spring onions, red onions, and carrots tastes amazing and is just £11.95. 

Eat in with your friends or order a takeaway, the choice is yours! 



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Address: 5-7 Fleet St, Liverpool L1 4AR

10. La Parrilla Mexican Tapas Bar & Grill

Concluding our guide of Liverpool cheap eats is none other than the infamous La Parrilla Mexican Tapas Bar & Grill.

For a true experience of Mexican cuisine, this place is definitely worth trying, with three locations to choose from. 

You can get 3 small plates of your choosing for £12.95, or 3 large plates for £15.95 from Sunday through to Thursday until 6pm – not bad, eh? 

Aside from delicious food that will leave you wanting more, they also offer beers, wines and classic cocktails too! 


Address: Multiple locations 

So, there you have it, our guide to the top Liverpool cheap eats that will keep both your taste buds and your budget happy. Now, go out there and try them for yourself! 

Where is your favourite place to eat out in Liverpool? Let us know @essentialstudentliving.

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