Thursday, September 8, 2011

Cheapeats Magazine and Bento Boxes

You know what I love, going home and finding parcels or to the very least bulky envelopes.

Today I went home to a brown envelope, enclosed was the latest copy of "Cheapeats" in Sydney 2011-12.

(sorry for the bad lighting)

Confession: I saw this magazine in the newsagents, the only word that jumped at me was CHEAP.. being me. I mean who could miss a bright orange cover saying CHEAP. Enough with my cheapness.

Flicking through the book, they have: Our top picks, Restaurants (City-West) and Local Heroes.

Cheap eats even dedicate a whole page to each of the following: DIY dishes, Falafel, Burger Joints and Student Eats. They even include directions to get there.. gps immaterial much?

I must confess, I definitely can find more use with this magazine compared to SMH Good Food Guide, as the places reviewed in Cheapeats is for the average Joe.

Cheap eats can be found at your local newsagent at a mere $12.95 (57% cheaper than SMH)

Will this be your next food bible?

Thanks to Danielle from Universal Magazines Pty Ltd for the complimentary copy.


Eyecandy - our homemade bento.

Our inspiration



Instructions will be uploaded soon :)

Quote of the Day:

With Love,


P.s The bento boxes made in costed less than $20. Make someone happy for less than twenty dollars, PRICELESS!


Vivian - vxdollface said...

gahhh omg so cute! love the bento <3 hehe it's fun to play with food :)
i received a copy from UM as well, it's such a great book!

lateraleating said...

I didn't know that they were publishing a magazine now, it used to be a book. Will get one!

Viv said...

ohhh nice please share some ideas for syd cheap eats soon...! :) i have a list of hatted restaurants to visit but not so much the average joe places!

btw, those bento boxes are sooo pretty to look at! and yum!

Manu said...

I had never heard of that guide! It sounds really interesting!
And the bentos look so cute! I find bentoing fascinating... I will have to give it a try when my little one starts school! It looks like a great way to pack a healthy lunch!

Dolly said...

@ viv - yes definitely. makes food so much more fun

@ gaby - thats good to hear

@ viv - will do... theres quite a few places i def. want to visit... i must confess i've been to 40% of the places listed opposed to smh 10%

@ manu - yes yes... i cant wait to see ur intepretation!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I got this book too and have bookmarked some places to try including one this weekend! :)

JasmyneTea said...

I'll have to get my hands on one! Love your bento box, such effort!

Von said...

The magazine sounds interesting ;) I must say, I've never found much use for the SMH good food guide either- cheap food is definitely more of my thing :D

I love your bento :) It's so cute! How long did it take you to make?

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

Hehehee you are funny about CHEAP eats. =) I feel like the title Cheap should be black color since that color came to my eyes first...Ok enough about magazine. Wahhhh you make such a cute bento! I hope I can make something like this one day... :-)

The InTolerant Chef said...

I think cheap eats is a great idea, you always hear about the fancy-pantsy places now lets give the rest a chance. The bento is so very cute too!

missklicious said...

I definitely need a copy of this cheap eats!

Anna @ The Littlest Anchovy said...

How gorgeous are those bentos! Looking forward to you posting the instructions! Thanks for the info on cheap eats, will pick up a copy tomorrow!

sugarpuffi said...

i got the mag too! awesome little book to keep. love your bento box! its so cute :D

Nic@diningwithastud said...

So cute!! :) I've never heard of this mag but yeah the cheap is what stands out for me too lol. Must. Get!

Eric Yap said...

Raaaaa Dolly haha I work at Universal! :D

Nice to see people interested in the mag

betty said...

i love bento boxes!