Sydney, who doesn't love a sweet treat every now and then? Absolutely. Sweet tooth's can definitely rejoice. Who needs to indulge in a $50 fine dining dessert when you have these simple, yet exotic treats that won't break the bank. This is where (in some cases) your loose change is better off in your wallet than in the piggybank. It does not take much to indulge. Some of these treats are cheaper than some fro-yo servings.
1. Green Tea Paradise
Mizuya's Green Tea soft serve for only $1 a pop at the right time
Sydney has taken the green tea league with some affordable green tea ice cream. Mizuya at George Street (opposite the cinemas) is home to the $1 green tea soft serve - $2 if purchased after 5pm. A generous serving, and it hits the spot in a guilt free way. Just have a few serviettes with you just in case. Exceptional value.
2. A marriage of chocolate and fruit
David Jones Food Hall (in my own personal opinion) has the most extensive range of decadent chocolate dipped fruits in the city. Choose from strawberries, figs, cherries, dates and bananas to name. Whether you're a white, milk or dark chocolate lover - you're in luck here. Fancy a dark chocolate dipped strawberry with pistachio? You're in luck here, and the strawberries are only $3 each. Come here after 5pm every Monday to Wednesday, and you can buy a pack of 5-6 for only $10, and they're still fresh. These treats are hand made on the premises daily.
3. Cranberry and pomegranate balls...
Cranberry and Pomegranate heaven
Yes, little donut holes (although filling) filled with cranberry and pomegranate jam for only $4 for a pack of 10 at Coles on the corner of George and King Streets. Nowhere near as sweet as jam, and an ideal way to create an affordable high tea experience at home. Otherwise you're hooked when you're out and about enjoying them. Great picnic food to share.
4. Can you go better than a 50 cent soft serve...
See, people queueing up in droves for these awesome cream puffs. Just one for an insane 35 cents.
Yes. The freshest and decadent custard cream puffs at Emperor Bakery in Chinatown, right opposite Market City and the Qantas Credit Union Arena (formerly the Sydney Entertainment Centre) - you can buy one cream puff for only 35 cents! They used to sell them right inside the bakery, but now you have to queue at street level, and they serve them to you from a window. Better value if buying in bulk. That creamy custard and moist pastry delight. It is worth the wait.
Where: Sydney City - spot those sweet little gems!
Why: For those moments when you want to indulge on a budget while saving up for some high tea, or for any other reason.
Cost: From an insane 35 cents to $4 each.
When: In need of a sweet indulgence. And only when the places covered are open.
There are others, yet these are the creme de la creme (sorry terrible pun) of the cheapest treat finds in the city. If you have any you'd like to share for Sydney Food Lovers, then please leave a comment on this article letting us know. Cheers to cheap sweets Sydney!
Good for kids: Suitable for all. Who doesn't love a sweet treat every now and then??
Take away: The whole point.