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

Where to buy inexpensive whole vanilla beans?

by Pamela 9 years ago

Whole vanilla beans are awfully expensive. Trader Joe's didn't have any when I looked today, and the regular grocery...

davis_sq_pro commented 2 days ago

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

by Rustscheff 6 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...


xiaobao12 commented 10 days ago

Dinner for 50 in Somerville/Cambridge/East Arlington

by DavisSquare 1 month ago

Hello all. We are hosting about 50-odd people for a casual dinner (sit-down or buffet would be fine) on a Friday nigh...


MissPollita commented 29 days ago

Theatre district avoiding subways

by SueFH 1 month ago

Coming to see Bruce on B'way and a few other shows next month, 11/16-19. I had knee replacement surgery yesterday an...

prima commented 1 month ago

Seattle area for a few days visiting friends

by quix 1 month ago

Hey everyone! I'm in a bit of a tricky situation. I'm a food lover (duh) but the friends that I'm visiting in Seattle...

quix commented 1 month 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...


BigG commented 2 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 ...


BigG commented 3 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 ...


BigG commented 3 months ago

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 3 months ago

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

by s0na 8 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 5 months ago

Five days in June on a budget

by rhododendron 6 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 5 months ago

Lunch after Circle Line

by twochesters 5 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 5 months ago

Budget Dinner, Reservations accepted, Unique

by DDewil 6 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 6 months ago

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

by oakjoan 9 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 6 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 8 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 8 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 9 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 9 months ago

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

by killazys 9 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 9 months ago