Top 10 Tasty Cheap Eats at Universal Orlando

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When you’re headed to a theme park, you know it’s going to be a rough day on the wallet. But at Universal Orlando, there are a number of places to eat on a budget.

This list of cheap eats at Universal Orlando has the best places to get good food at decent prices. In fact, several great restaurants at Universal Orlando have great budget-friendly options.

Here are our top 10 cheap eats at Universal Orlando that are sure to fill you up without emptying your wallet. 


Bumblebee Man's Tacos Universal Orlando

1. Bumblebee Man’s Taco Truck

Bumblebee Man’s Taco Truck is simple and to the point. You come for tacos. You get tacos.

Choose from chicken, beef, or pork. No matter your choice, you’ll be satisfied with the food and the price. Each option comes with two tacos and a side of chips and salsa.

You’ve got to love that Bumblebee Man gives those of us with sensitive diets a bit of wiggle room. Ask for corn tortillas for those who don’t do gluten. If soy protein is an issue, make sure to ask for no taco sauce, and you should be set.

As for drinks, Bumblebee Man has soda fountain drinks and bottled water. They also serve Duff Beer for those who are 21 and over.

  • Location: Simpsons Springfield USA, Universal Orlando Studios
  • Best for: snacks or lunch
  • Best item on the menu: Tacos – Carne Asada
  • Price range: $3-12
  • Menu

Lard Donuts Universal Orlando Cheat Eats

2. Lard Lad Donuts

Any Simpsons fan will recognize the Lard Lad icon as Chief Wiggum’s favorite place to get a donut. True to form, Lard Lad serves up seriously good snacks.

Killing it on the snack front, Lard Lad has a number of sweet things to give you a mid-afternoon perk. You can choose from donuts to ice cream sundaes. There’s even an apple fritter to nibble on.

But the menu item that it’s best known for is “The Big Pink.” A jumbo-sized donut with pink frosting and rainbow sprinkles. This fantastic jolt of sugar is also the reason Lard Lad is on the list of cheap eats in Universal Studios. This mammoth of a donut can feed a number of people, and it’s priced under $8. Awesome.

And what goes best with a mid-day donut? Coffee. Lard Lad has that too. To rehydrate, you can grab a bottle of water or soda.

  • Location: Simpsons Springfield USA, Universal Orlando Studios
  • Best for: snacks
  • Best item on the menu: The Big Pink
  • Price range: $3-12

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3. Louie’s Italian Restaurant

When you can’t ignore the pangs of hunger while riding the rides at Universal, head to New York for some pizza. Louie’s Restaurant is a great way to fill everyone’s belly with reasonable prices.

You’ll find something for everyone at Louie’s. On the menu, there’s pizza, pasta, subs, soup, and desserts to choose from.

The combo jumbo pizza slice and Caesar salad are really the way to go here. You’ll feel satisfied even if you split it between the two of you. If you’re doing it on your own, you’ll be set for the day. Another deal is to get the spaghetti and meatballs. At under $10, it rivals non-theme park prices.

  • Location: New York, Universal Orlando Studios
  • Best for: lunch/dinner
  • Best items on the menu: Jumbo Pizza Slice Combo and Spaghetti & Meatballs
  • Price range: $3-50
  • Menu

loaded baked potato

4. London Taxi Hut

The London Taxi Hut is a great place to grab something to fill your grumbling belly. Here, you’ll get a taste of British food right before heading into the world of Harry Potter.

On the menu are hotdogs, crisps, and jacket potatoes. Don’t overlook these potatoes. They’re the whole reason the London Taxi Hut is on this list of cheap eats.

These baked potatoes are huge, delicious, and a perfect way to fill you up for the whole day of fun at Universal. Choose from one with beans and cheese, or broccoli and cheese, or one that’s a Shepherd’s Pie on a potato. The best one, though, has to be the Loaded Jacket Potato which has bacon, cheese, and sour cream on it. And the best part is that they’re all priced under $10.

  • Location: Wizarding World of Harry Potter -Diagon Alley, Universal Orlando Studios
  • Best for: snacks
  • Best items on the menu: The Loaded Jacket Potato
  • Price range: $3-14

chili cheese dog Hotdog Hall of Fame Restaurant

5. Hot Dog Hall of Fame

With a name like the Hot Dog Hall of Fame, you’re gonna expect the best dog, right?  Here, you’ll have your pick of the best dogs from around the US. And the best part is that it’s easy on your wallet too.

Not only is it some of the best cheap eats at Universal Orlando, but also one of the best restaurants at CityWalk.

It’s crazy to think about how many different dogs they serve. There’s Sabrett, Vienna, Koegel, and even Nathan’s. Each one is dressed the way you’d find them back home at the ballpark. So the Colorado dog with grilled peppers, onions, and sauerkraut is totally different from the Milwaukee bratwurst with grilled onions and brown mustard.

Many of the dogs are priced under $10. A real deal happens when you order any of the combos. With the slight price bump, you’ll get chips or fries with your dog. Check out this article for more cheap eats at Universal Orlando.

  • Location: Universal Citywalk
  • Best for: lunch/dinner
  • Best items on the menu: The Colorado Dog and the Milwaukee
  • Price range: $2-18
  • Menu

Central Park Crepes Cheap Eats Universal Orlando

6. Central Park Crepes

The crepes at Central Park Crepes will hit the spot. If you’re looking for a scrumptious lunch option or snack that will fill you up, grab one.

These crepes are chuck full of delicious fillings. If you’re looking for a savory bite, grab the smoked brisket or the chicken and goat cheese. The vegetarian option will delight nonmeat eaters and vegans alike.

For a snack or a dessert after the savory, one of the sweet crepes will hit the spot. Choose from lemon and blueberry, strawberry hazelnut, or cookies and cream. Any of the options will fill you up, and as they’re under $8, it won’t kill your budget.

  • Location: Just outside Hollywood, Universal Orlando Studios
  • Best for snacks/lunch
  • Best items on the menu: Smoked Brisket and Cookies & Cream
  • Price range: $4-10

plate of Vegan Falafel

7. Fire Eater’s Grill

They’re serving up quick, tasty, Mediterranean food at Fire Eater’s Grill. On the menu are things like the traditional gyro, falafel gyro, chicken fingers, and chicken stingers. There’s even a chili cheese dog.

The great value at Fire Eater’s comes in that the entrees are served with fries or hummus. So there’s no need to add a side. You’ll be satisfied right there on the baseline of the menu.

If you want to kick it up a notch, go for the combo. That’ll add a treat of either the tzatziki, Greek honey puffs, or edible cookie dough. So with the combo, you’ll have an app or a dessert with your meal.

  • Location: Universal’s Island of Adventures
  • Best for: lunch/dinner
  • Best items on the menu: Traditional Gyro Combo
  • Price range: $3-17
  • Menu

Green Eggs Ham Cafe Universal Orlando Cheap Food

8. Green Eggs & Ham Cafe

The Green Eggs & Ham Cafe is where tots are done right. The portions are substantial, and they’re at a decent price.

Which one to choose? There’s the classic green eggs and ham in a white cheese sauce or pizza regular or vegan. For a bit more flavor, try the carnitas or the buffalo chicken. All are of course, mixed with tots.

To go classic Dr. Seuss, order the Whoo Hash. It’s corned beef, onions, white cheese sauce, scallions, and tots. It comes in a Who Hash souvenir can.

  • Location: Universal’s Island of Adventures
  • Best for: lunch/dinner
  • Best items on the menu: Buffalo Chicken Tots
  • Price range: $3-15
  • Menu

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Drinks at Volcano Bay
Taste the rainbow! A ton of thirst-quenching drinks at Volcano Bay.

9. Whakawaiwai Eats

What’s more refreshing than a pizza when hunger hits?  Not much. But to make it even better, Whakawaiwai Eats has huge, longboard pizzas with a tropical twist.

Try the Hawaiian that has pineapple, ham, and jalapeños. The Island BBQ Chicken Pizza has a tropical twist on a classic. It includes mango BBQ sauce, red onions, and gouda cheese. For those less adventurous, the cheese pizza is a solid choice. It’s also at a lower price point, which is nice.

  • Location: Volcano Bay
  • Best for: lunch/dinner
  • Best items on the menu: Island BBQ Chicken Longboard Pizza
  • Price range: $3-20
  • Menu

Croissant Moon bakery Universal Orlando

10. Croissant Moon Bakery

Looking for your morning pick-me-up? Croissant Moon Bakery has what you need. It doesn’t matter if it’s right at the start of your day in the park or during a mid-morning slowdown. Their breakfast foods are yummy and at a good price.

Take care of breakfast with a bacon, egg and cheese croissant sandwich or any of their pastries. The “On the Go” Continental Breakfast is a great deal for a fruit cup, muffin, or danish, and a breakfast drink, all for under $10.

If it’s a bit later in the day, any one of the Port of Call sandwiches will set you on the right course. They’re hearty and satisfying. And they’re served with potato salad and fruit, which makes the whole meal a deal.

  • Location: Universal’s Island of Adventures
  • Best for: breakfast/lunch/snacks
  • Best items on the menu: “On the Go” Continental Breakfast
  • Price range: $3-14
  • Menu

Where are your favorite cheap eats at Universal Orlando?

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