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Feasting on A Budget: Jeddah’s best bargain bites under SR 20

Are you on a budget but still want to experience the mouth-watering flavors of Saudi cuisine? Look no further! We’ve compiled a list of delicious dishes that you can enjoy for less than SR 20. From street food to local favorites, these dishes will satisfy your cravings without breaking the bank.


A popular Levantine flatbread topped with cheese, meat, or za’atar (a blend of herbs and spices), Manaeesh can be found for as little as SR 5 at street vendors or small shops. It is a great breakfast option that is perfectly paired with tea. It is also the go to food when going on roadtrips.


Mutabbaq is a delectable street food snack that offers a savory and satisfying experience. Whether you crave a flavorful vegetarian option or a meaty indulgence, Mutabbaq has you covered. With prices as low as SR 5, it’s not only delicious but also an affordable and convenient choice.


A popular street food dish in Jeddah, Kebdah is the go-to sandwich when you’re in a hurry and want a flavorful sandwich to munch on. It is mostly available in Boufias across Saudi and during the Ramadan month, you can find some street vendors near Al Balad area.


A staple dish in Saudi, Shawarma is the best way to enjoy a hearty and delicious meal without having to spend too much money. You can find modernized versions of the classic sandwich that incorporates modern flavors that compliment the sandwich perfectly.


Bukhari rice holds a significant place in Saudi culture as one of its main culinary staples. This flavorful dish is not only an affordable option but also guarantees a satisfying meal that leaves you with delightful leftovers for the next day.


This fast-food chain is a favorite among locals for its crispy and juicy fried chicken. Over the years, Al Baik elevated their menu to include some new items that were instant hits amongst the community. The new Bakiees meal is for SR 12, leaving you with enough change for a side of fries or a drink.


These crispy and flavorful chickpea fritters are a popular vegetarian option in Saudi Arabia. A serving of falafel with tahini sauce can cost as little asSR 3 at street vendors or small shops. Falafel is a great option when looking for something cheap that will fill you up for the rest of the day.


Mantu is a beloved local snack. These flavorful dumplings are filled with meat and can be enjoyed for just SR 1. To enhance the culinary experience, it is recommended to have Mantu with a generous amount of hot sauce.



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