Cheap Eats and Drinks in Metro Phoenix This April | Phoenix New Times

7 Cheap Eats and Drinks in Metro Phoenix This April

On a tight budget but still want to eat well? These spots have got you covered.
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Zookz Sandwiches

Zookz is a sandwich shop in Central Phoenix that slings signature toasted round sandwiches, and on Saturdays and Sundays, guests can get a breakfast sandwich and a mimosa for $10. Sink your teeth into options like No. 22, filled with two poached eggs, bacon, ham, cheddar cheese, black beans, avocado, and the shop's own chipotle sauce, and wash it down with the Champagne and orange juice cocktail. For more information, visit Zookz' website.

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Ling & Louie's

Ling & Louie's Scottsdale

Every weekend in April, Ling & Louie's in Scottsdale is inviting guests to bring their pups and join them for Yappy Hour on the patio. If you bring a donation or item for the AZ Humane Society Wish List, the restaurant will give you a free appetizer. Dig into plates like the pictured potstickers, Mongolian flatbread, and lettuce wraps. This deal is good on Saturdays and Sundays in April from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit Ling & Louie's website.

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Phoenix Public Market Cafe
Phoenix Public Market Cafe

Phoenix Public Market Cafe offers happy hour every day from 4 to 6 p.m. And the downtown spot also has rolled out a new happy hour menu. Guests can down $5 libations like the Lee Trevino, a spicy blend of vodka, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice, iced tea, and habanero syrup. If cocktails aren't your thing, you can also nab $5 draft beers, including locally brewed Scottsdale Blonde from Huss Brewery and Dubina Bell Road IPA. House red and white wines are also available for $5 a glass during happy hour every day. For more information, visit Phoenix Public Market Cafe's website.

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Simon's Hot Dogs

Old Town Scottsdale and cheap dining options won't usually appear together in the same sentence. That is, unless you're talking about Simon's Hot Dogs. This tiny shop slings gourmet Colombian dogs at a reasonable price. A single beef hot dog costs $5.95. Try the signature Colombian (pictured) decked out with fixings like pineapple, mozzarella cheese (regular or vegan), Simon's sauce, and crushed potato chips. Add fries and a drink for $2.99. For more information, visit Simon's Hot Dogs' website.


Pomelo, located at The Orchard Phoenix, is now offering happy hour seven days a week. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., diners can enjoy $5 cocktails, $6 specialty cocktails, $1 off beers, and $5 glasses of wine in addition to specialty appetizers in the bar and lounge area. Down drinks like Pomelo’s signature Bellissimo cocktail— made with Pomelo's own vodka, blackberry thyme syrup, fresh grapefruit juice, and sparkling wine. For more information, visit Pomelo's website.

Greek Wraps

Peoria's Greek Wraps is a rare gem that serves fast, fresh Greek food. And guests can get an entire meal here for less than $10. Dig into the Steak Shawarma Supreme or Falafel Supreme platters that come with the spot's hummus. Both platters cost $9.99. For more information, visit Greek Wraps' website.

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La Piazza

Glendale's La Piazza debuted its downtown Phoenix location back in 2013. If you haven't already, you should consider giving this spot (which made our top 10 places to grab a pizza list) a chance. La Piazza slings brick-oven Napoletana thin-crust pizza. Order the Marinara D.O.C. for just $9. This pie features San Marzano tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, fresh basil, garlic, and Sicilian oregano. For more information, visit La Piazza's website.

This post has been changed from its original version to reflect that La Piazza PHX opened in downtown Phoenix in 2013, not January of this year, as previously stated.

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