We may be living in one of the most expensive cities in the world, but that doesn't mean you can’t find a great bargain. The value of that dollar coin in the junk pile of your car interior has far more use than just some cheap fast food or $1 scratchie.
Check the couch and crack open your piggy banks for that loose change before hitting the town with these things to do in Sydney for one glorious dollar.
Dumplings at The Smoking Panda
Ever tried to eat your weight in dumplings? Well now you can at The Smoking Panda. You have from 4pm to 7pm on Tuesdays to eat your fill of $1 dumplings, while sipping cocktails too (sadly, these aren’t $1).
Chicken wings at Black Penny
Spice up a Monday night in Surry Hills with chicken wings and chicken drumsticks at only 50 cents each at the Black Penny. These wings and legs are spicy though so be prepared. And with being a mere 50 cents each, you can splash your cash and get TWO wings for your hard earned dollar.
$1 Dogs at The Soda Factory
Every Tuesday you can choose from six different gourmet hot dogs for just $1 each (this also includes two vegetarian options) at The Soda Factory. Gourmet hot dogs for $1 sounds even better than a Saturday sausage sizzle down at Bunnings.
Monday night oysters at Johnny Lobster
Johnny Lobster is offering freshly shucked Sydney rock oysters for just $1 each on Monday nights. For that price you’d think you would have to shuck them yourselves (thankfully you don’t).
Entry to Taronga Zoo on your birthday
Taronga Zoo is celebrating its first 100 years and is inviting Sydney to attend the not-for-profit wildlife zoo for just $1 on your birthday. All proceeds are going towards our cute little friends and you even get a free birthday badge to remember the day.
$1 Tacos at The Cuban Place
The Wednesday night special over at The Cuban Place is $1 tacos with a drink purchase. Taking into consideration the kebab you would have to buy later on, getting tacos for just $1 is financially sound alternative to a late night drink on the town.
Oysters and dumplings at Crown Street Fish Shop
Come for the $1 oysters, stay for the curiosity of trying the Lobster mac ‘n’ cheese. On Monday nights oysters are only a dollar each, but if you can’t make Monday then why not try again on Wednesday night for the dollar dumplings? Between Monday and Wednesday nights at Crown Street Fish Shop you can eat like a king on a budget. A really tiny budget.
$1 dumplings at Della Hyde
Get your fill of dumplings at Darlinghurst bar, Della Hyde from 5pm on Tuesdays. We won't blame you if you eat so many you turn into one. We'd do the same.
Image credit: The Smoking Panda