There comes a time in every person’s life when they need to survive for another day with only €5.
They could be recently graduated lawyers, gambling addicts, or just someone who left their house without their wallet, but when all you’ve got is €5, you’ll wanna make it last as long as you can.
Food is going to be your biggest expense – that’s why it’s important to know where you can eat well for cheap.
Luckily, we are here to help.
1. Big Shot – Mosta
Starting from the €1.50 tuna ftira and going all the way up to the massive €4.50 chicken, bacon and mushroom wraps, Big Shot has a large range of foods and prices to get you through the day.
2. Fatayer – Gzira
Just get the falafel wrap with everything. Don’t even question it.
3. The Submarine – Valletta
From ftira to focaccia, from grilled aubergines to bufala, this place is a one-stop shop for big, beautiful, affordable sandwiches.
4. Subway – All over Malta
A make-your-own snack that’s as quick as it is cheap.
5. Himu’ – Gzira
They have a superb selection of cheaper starters that should be enough to fill you up – the fresola is especially tasty – but you should really just go straight for the San Giovanni baguette; its super fresh, and tasty as can be.
6. Andrews – Santa Venera
€4 baked goods
This classic institution has a massive menu and is still somehow all sold out by 3pm most days. Come here when you are really hungry.
7. Olympic Bar (Ta’ Xufi) – Mosta
€1.10 ftira biż-żejt
Possibly the cheapest – and still super awesome – ftira biz-zejt around.
8. Duke’s Snack Bar – Msida
€4.50 burger and chips
You can get a variety of meals starting from €1.50, and even get a large burger and chips for €4.50, or – if you are a baller – add 1 euro for an additional soft drink/beer.
9. Bavarian Sausage – Sliema and around Malta
€4.50 hot dogs
They have at least four different Bavarian sausages, as well as regular specials like pulled pork hot dogs, usually for only €4.50.
10. Cafe’ OK – Naxxar
This place is right off the centre of the Naxxar piazza and the perfect place to start your day in proper Maltese style.
11. Suiga Bar – Burmarrad
Pasta, meats, breads… all done in quick time so you can get back to work after your lunch break.
12. Buchmanns – Gzira
€3.50 bajd u bacon ftira
Possibly serving the tastiest bajd u bacon ftira on the list. And don’t let the high price fool you – you’ll be getting literally half a large ftira instead of a small whole one. Filling and incredible tasty.
BONUS: Any pastizzeria
When you can get a glorious 400 calorie pastizzi for 30c, everything else just fades away.