My daughter will be moving into an apartment near Berklee College of Music (her school) in a few weeks. We just came back from a lovely week in Boston, where we signed the lease on her apartment and checked out the neighborhood. She will have only a tiny kitchen, and even though she has some kitchen skills, I don't think there will be a lot of time to cook. There's a Whole Foods across the street, and a Trader Joe's on Boylston Street, and I saw some Thai and Korean places, which she would go for, and of course pizza. She eats a variety of foods, but gravitates towards asian flavors, and although she hasn't had much experience with it, I think Indian would really work for her. She's adventurous when it comes to "exotic" foods. She's less inclined to eat hearty "normal" foods. For instance, she loves burgers at home when I make them, but never orders them out, and avoids cold cuts, although she'll eat turkey subs (grinders?). She loves pasta, sushi, sweets, bread, and fish, and eats most vegetables and salads.
She's never been away from home before, a tiny girl who weighs all of 95 lbs. And, she will be on a student's budget. We walked through the food stores and read a lot of menus, but if any of you kind people could give us some tips on cheap eats, great products that the food stores sell (including frozen prepared stuff), or any other food related advice, we would surely use it.I don't want my little girl to get any skinnier!