Living in a college town can get pretty pricey. Going out to eat multiple times a week can add up because restaurants charge more than normal simply because they can.
Just because certain places cost a lot doesn’t mean you can’t go out to eat a few times a week. We all know that sacrificing eating out essentially means sacrificing your social life.
I’m here to help, though. I eat out several times a week, and because I budget my money weekly I’ve found ways to save and eat well simultaneously.
I’ve also found the just downright cheapest places to eat when you want to try something new.
We all know and love it. A whole bowl of your favorite foods for under $7? It doesn’t get better than that. But I’m about to make it even better. You can save $5 by getting a burrito with only rice and cheese. You can also save some money by ordering a veggie bowl instead of meat — you get a free side of guac with all veggie bowls.
Taco Tuesday is my favorite occasion. In celebration, Tacorita has $2 tacos on Tuesday nights. You can get an entire meal for $4-6, as log as the taco is on their Taco Tuesday menu.
I can’t get enough of Chick-fil-A. You can get a sandwich, drink and fries all for around $5. Granted, this price varies if you are eating on campus, but on any other occasion, it’s totally worth the money and a great price for all of the food you get.
Freshman year is an adjustment for everyone. Don’t go overboard spending money on going out to eat — budget your money and try these cheap eating options to save some cash.