Watching your wallet? Chowhounds discuss the best cheap eats in your area, plus recommendations and tips for eating and cooking on a budget.

bare bones pantry meals

by mizzdee 5 years ago

Years ago...when we first got married..dh and I hit a rough patch of very little money for food.it wasnt pleasant but...

herby commented 6 days ago

Rome - Florence - Cinque Terre - Venice in 10 days and a very tight budget!

by s0na 5 months ago

Hi, Me and my friend will be travelling to Italy for 10 days (May 1st week) on a very tight budget. This is our 1st ...

jen kalb commented 2 months ago

Is there such thing as good cheap brandy?

by YAYME 5 years ago

If so is there anything you guys recommend? I usually like applejack, but I want a standard, not to pricy brandy for ...


chwabeck3533 commented 2 months ago

Five days in June on a budget

by rhododendron 3 months ago

Three days in Montreal and two in Quebec City for a family vacation in mid-June. Child is a 14-year-old adventurous e...


rhododendron commented 2 months ago

Lunch after Circle Line

by twochesters 2 months ago

Hello everyone - I will meet cousins Friday June 30 for a 12:30 Circle Line cruise which ends at 2. At maximum, we ...


twochesters commented 2 months ago

Budget Dinner, Reservations accepted, Unique

by DDewil 3 months ago

I ave family visiting from out of town and between the 8 of them they have tried many varieties of ethnic food, all A...


DDewil commented 3 months ago

Washington DC on a budget. A review of several eateries in DC center.

by Rustscheff 3 months ago

Hello, I have been forced to live on USD 20 per hour after taxes and went to present research in Washington this week...

Rustscheff commented 3 months ago

PRIME RIB? Where is cheapest and best? Raw, I mean.

by oakjoan 8 years ago

I've used the search engine to no avail looking for places to buy prime rib for Christmas dinner. I thought I'd seen...

Civil Bear commented 3 months ago

Best "cheap" gin?

by scratchie 7 years ago

I like Tanqueray just fine, but the last time I was in the liquor store, I was considering whether I really need to b...

TroyTempest commented 4 months ago

What's the best supermarket coffee for home brewing?

by Mirabelle 5 years ago

I've been using the "8 o'clock" brand of coffee because it's low in acid and not expensive, but I'm getting tired of ...


masha commented 5 months ago

Best inexpensive coffee?

by sophia519 10 years ago

I can't always afford to buy my favorite coffee (locally roasted), so I occasionally have to buy some store brand cof...


keester commented 5 months ago

Food tips for a college student

by peachberry 1 year ago

Can someone please suggest some easy, delicious and nutritious recipes that a college student (on a budget) can make ...

The_Libster commented 6 months ago

Tips to cut grocery bill

by relizabeth 2 years ago

we are a family of 3, and spend approx $1k on groceries a month. This includes booze and our CSA. I cook nearly entir...

ad7yn commented 6 months ago

Best restaurants around the ACE line north of 4th St and south of 72nd, under $30 excluding drinks

by killazys 6 months ago

Best restaurants around the ACE line north of 4th St and south of 72nd, under $30 excl drinks As title. Let's get ...

Ttrockwood commented 6 months ago

Self catering budget menu ideas?

by DontMeanIt 8 months ago

I need ideas for catering my cousins wedding. A group of us are going to prepare her entire meal for the evening as a...


dfrostnh commented 8 months ago

What's a good quality yet affordable vodka?

by robky 5 years ago

I've been a bourbon drinker for as long as I can remember, and I still like my bourbon, but I started drinking vodka ...


Cecil_Q commented 9 months ago

Curent best vacuum sealer?

by fldhkybnva 4 years ago

Anyone have any opinions on a reasonable price (less than $200) current best food saver? We eat A LOT of steak and l...


MikeG commented 10 months ago

Soup kitchen cookery - large quantity recipes, cheap and delicious

by Nyleve 6 years ago

I volunteer at a soup kitchen once a week. I started another thread yesterday, asking for a recipe for a large-quanti...


mbschaber commented 11 months ago

Lower cost, neighborhood places

by jiminkirkland 12 months ago

We'll be in Chicago for a week very soon. Staying in an airbandb near Blue line between the Western and California s...


Querencia commented 11 months ago