Where to Get Cheap Food in Niue
Admittedly, Niue is not a country where you’ll find your ultra-cheap street eats. Niue is a remote country where many food items have to be imported. Nevertheless, there is a small selection of restaurants that have more affordable meals than the rest. We’ll go over some of those in this quick guide to the cheap eats in Niue!
Tips to Save Money on Food in Niue
- There are plenty of self-catering accommodations in Niue, so consider making some of your own meals to save a ton!
- Staying at the resort? Be sure to also eat in town once in a while for cheaper restaurants!
- Pick up more affordable fruit from the Niue Market on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. There is also an organic market on the first Friday of the month from 5pm
- Some restaurants allow you to order from the lunch menu for dinner, which is cheaper than the evening menu.
See more ways to save money in the 10 Tips for Visiting Niue on a Budget.
Cheap Food in Alofi
Alofi is the capital of Niue and where you will find most cafes and restaurants on the island. Many cuisines from around the world are represented here, complete with a Pacific twist!
Located in the Alofi Commerical Centre, Gill’s Restaurant is where you can get your curry fix in Niue. The Indian restaurant also boasts one of the most extensive vegetarian menus on the island, where it’s around NZ$16 for curry and rice. Meat curries and rice, including beef, chicken and fresh fish, are around NZ$20. They are open for lunch and dinner, Monday to Saturday, and just for dinner on a Sunday.
Another option in the Commercial Centre is Cafe Tavana, the one-stop shop for fish and chips! A plate of fish and chips and/or salad will only set you back around NZ$20. Burgers are also for sale, costing NZ$10-$16. Find them open for lunch, Monday to Friday, and on Saturday night for burger nights!
Wok on the Rock does things a little differently. The Asian-inspired restaurant has an ever-changing menu throughout the night, including the likes of beef noodles, tuna poke, fish curries and more. Meals are typically NZ$16-$20 and come in non-plastic takeaway containers whether you’re eating in or out. They are open for lunch, Tuesday to Friday, and for dinner, Thursday to Saturday. Find them on the corner of the main road of Alofi and Halamahaga Road.
Pick up an affordable lunch from the Crazy Uga Cafe on the main road of Alofi. The cafe serves up salads, pasta and paninis for around NZ$13, while fish and chips are around NZ$20. They are open for breakfast and lunch from Monday to Saturday and host burger/spitroast nights on a Wednesday.
See more options for eating out in Alofi in The Guide to the Best Eats & Restaurants in Alofi.
Cheap Food Around Niue
Drive along the west coast of Niue and you’ll find a few more restaurants with affordable enough meals to see you through the day!
The Washaway Cafe, which is exclusively open Sundays from 11am till everyone goes home, offers some of the most affordable burgers and pizzas on the island, costing around NZ$14-$15. The fish focaccia (highly recommended) is also around this price. Find the cafe at Avatele Beach.
Located near the village of Tuapa, the Hio Cafe & Bar not only provides wonderful views of Hio Beach and the Pacific Ocean, but it offers a small menu of reasonably-priced meals. Indulge in beef or vege nachos for around NZ$22 or one of their burgers for around the same price!
Finally, there is the Dolphin Restaurant at the Scenic Matavai Resort but their meals don’t quite make the cut for “cheap eats”… Learn more about that restaurant and more in The Guide to the Best Eats & Restaurants in Niue.