The food landscape of Karachi has something for everyone. From fancy and elaborate places that cost you over Rs. 8000 per person for a meal, to places where Rs. 300 is enough to fill your hungry stomach. There are many places in Karachi, that don’t just have great food, but also value for money. So if it’s the end of the month and you are low on cash, or if you have been a spendthrift and exceeded you budget this month, don’t fret it coz we have you covered. We have surveyed every nook and corner of this city and brought you a list of economical food places in Karachi where you can eat in less than Rs 300.
When you talk about food, how can you stay away from Boat Basin. Tipu Burger (drooling already), has the most amazing bun kababs. From the traditional daal andaa (lentil and egg), to potatoes cutlets, chicken, beef; you can customize the filling of your bun kabab as per your choice. Throw in fries and drinks and you have a hearty meal in less than Rs 300. There are also a few limca shops near Tipu, you can order for a refreshing flavored limca while staying in budget too! My favorite combination it the traditional chatni filled daal anda bun kabab, with masala fries and a chilled peach limca to go with it. From peshawari to black, you will find every imaginable ice-cream and that too within limited budget.
Karachi Broast is also located at Boat Basin and boast to be one of the most economical food places in Karachi. You can treat yourself to the most delicious broast in just Rs 300! Whenever I can’t decide what I want to eat, I instinctively go for Karachi Broast, as they never disappoint. I have been a die heart fan of Karachi Broast ever since like forever, even as a child, I remember by father holding my hand and taking me to the Block 2, Clifton branch (which was their very first branch). So if you tried it yet, you definitely should!
Hot & Spicy Rolls!
Rolls from Hot & Spicy have to be on this list. Some call it Paratha roll, some call it Kabab roll, no matter what you call it, it tastes divine. You can customize the protein and the sauce (chatni, cheeses, mayo garlic and so on). Your stomach will be full and your heart will be content in just Rs 300! My best friend Hamza is studying abroad, whenever he comes to Pakistan, the first meal we go for are rolls from hot and spicy! The yogurt based dip they serve with the rolls is scrimptions beyond words. My favorite is the beef bihari chatni roll (YUM).
Flamingo’s Mixed Chaat!
Flamingo has delicious chats. Bhel puri, sev puri , pani puri and mixed chat; they have a variety of options available. They fill your stomach and are light on the pocket too! You can get 2-3 plate in Rs 300. Right next to Flamingo, you have Cool Inn, another gem in the list of economical food places in Karachi. The Dossa from there is a must try. Dossa is a South Indian dish that is made from rice flour and served with chatni. If you are a vegetarian, you can opt for the sada (plain) dossa or the masala dossa. For meat lovers, chicken dossa is also an option. This too will satiate your hunger in less than Rs300.
Hanifia Hunter Beef Burgers
Hunter Beef burgers from Hanifia are also scrumptious parcels that will satiate your hunger while keeping your budget intact. No one does hunter beef like Hanifia! The mustard sauce they serve with their burgers is one of a kind. Another notable mention is chicken tikka from Jehangir Merath Kabab House. You will get your tikka, paratha and a drink for Rs 300. It is tasty and filling too.
Shahi Biryani at Khadda Market. Karachi has many famous biryani spots; Biryani Center, Baba Biryani, White Biryani, Indus Biryani and so on. At almost every biryani place, you can eat to your fill while staying in your budget. But Shahi Briyani has the most scrumptious biryani. They also serve pakoray, jalebi and chaat, so you can turn the low budget outing into a complete feast.
Milano Pizza at Zamzama is also a treat at Rs 300 per head. Their pizza can easily give international pizza chains a run for their money. In Rs 300, you can get a personal pan pizza, two wings and a drink! The pizzas there are always topped with an open heart. Economical price, delicious in taste, with hearty topping make Milano a must visit too.
Alamgir & Café Clifton
Alamgir and Café Clifton are also two great places to satiate your hunger when on a budget as they can top the list of most economical food places in Karachi. You can order for ‘chai’ paratha there and even get alu k parathey (potatoes stuffed parathas). These are perfect for breakfast adventures!
The next time you are looking for a place to snack, or to chill with friends or dine, but are on a budget, give the above mentioned places a try. The food is not just economical, but will also leave your taste buds tantalized. The list will help you fill your belly and your soul with under 300 rupee in these economical food places in Karachi.