With the temperatures dropping by the day, now’s the best time to wrap your hands around warm bowl of soup or a spicy pork tortilla. Warm your hands and your bellies with these cheap eat winter foods – all $10 or under!

  1. Bitten Goodfoods

G17/27 Lonsdale St, Braddon ACT 2612

Good for rainy days, cold nights, a daily boost of vitamins and minerals, warming your hands, calming your nerves and soothing your belly. The all-organic rotating mugs of soup are available all day, every day, throughout the cold Canberra months for just $7 for a mug + upgrade by adding a $2 shot of immune-boosting superfood mushrooms or gut healing collagen-rich bone broth.

  1. The Food Co-op Shop and Café

3 Kingsley St, Canberra ACT 2601

The friendly, inviting atmosphere at the Food Coop Café will warm your heart as well as your belly. For just $6 for members and students, or $8 for the general public, volunteers will serve you up incredibly generous helpings of the vegan, gluten-free lunch that day. Think delicious lentil stews and plenty of bread.

  1. Ainslie IGA

 9/11 Edgar St, Ainslie ACT 2602

They call it the original flu shot, yep, you guessed it chicken soup for those sniffily days when you need soup just like mum makes it. Get your fix from Mon – Fri from $4.50 – roast chicken and vegetable broth served with croutons to get you through a cold Canberra day.

  1. Zaab Street Food

2/9 Lonsdale St, Braddon ACT 2612

When you can’t visit a warmer place like Laos or Thailand, enjoy some food inspired by that region instead! From 12pm Monday to Friday, find the Zaab street cart outside serving up $8.50 lunches including chicken yellow curry and dry curry pork with Kaffir. Be quick though, this price is only for the first 50 lunches!

  1. Sonoma

Shop 1/21 Lonsdale St Braddon ACT 2025

The traditional Aussie meat pie is perfect the traditional cold Canberra winter. For when you’re feeling cold but ~fancy~ hit up Sonoma in Braddon for their $9 beef cheek pie.

  1. Ms Bao Cô

Shop 39, 18-26 Spitfire Avenue, Majura Park ACT 2609

If you find yourself out at the Majura Park, check out Ms Bao Co for an $8 Banh Mi (Vietmanese roll). Available in a range of different flavours, including grilled lemon grass chick, crispy pork belly and pork meat balls, there’s something for everyone.

  1. Dobinson Bakery Cafe

Various locations: Canberra Centre and Westfield Belconnen

Enjoy a piping hot focaccia, made with Dobinson house sourdough from just $7.90! Choose from a range of flavours, from a classic Ham & Brie to a more exotic Lemon, Paprika Chicken.

  1. Song Canteen

23 Petrie Plaza, Canberra ACT 2601

At $8 for a lunch box, or $10 with a drink, the prices at Song Canteen are some of the best in the city. Find generous servings of Burmese inspired cuisine, including dishes as chicken stir fry and chicken green curry.

  1. Guzman y Gomez

Shop EG07-07B Bunda St, Canberra Centre Shopping Centre, Canberra City ACT 2601

For when you’re feeling a bit of a lighter lunch, have your avo and eat it too with GYG’s baby burrito for just $8 ($9 with avocado).

  1. The Mandalay Bus

Cnr Lonsdale and Girraween St Braddon Haig Park Carpark

Braddon’s favourite food truck packs enough heat to make your tastebuds tingle and your cheeks flush. The $10 Spiced Pork Tortilla is worth the wait outside in the cold – trust us.