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

10 Tips and Tricks for Saving Money at Whole Foods

Whole Foods has long been notorious for its high prices, earning it that well-worn nickname “Whole Paycheck” (do people still call it that?). Looking for deals at Whole Foods may sometimes feel like...

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Bridal Shower

by Gail56 1 year ago

Looking for a place to hold a Bridal shower in 2018 for my daughter. Approximately 50 or less guests. Have a budget between $1000.00 - $1500.00. I know this is a tight budget, but for personal...

28 Delicious Dishes Around The World For $5 Or Less

by DavidT 1 year ago

If your are visiting any of the major world cities.

New Orleans on a serious budget

by baybritta 1 year ago

My husband and I are visiting New Orleans in April. While we are both foodies, our pocketbook just doesn't seem to keep up with our gastronomic interests. What we would love are some iconic, new o...

Dinner for 50 in Somerville/Cambridge/East Arlington

by DavisSquare 2 years ago

Hello all. We are hosting about 50-odd people for a casual dinner (sit-down or buffet would be fine) on a Friday night in a few weeks including small children and some elderly people with limited m...

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

by Rustscheff 2 years ago

Hello, I have been forced to live on USD 20 per hour after taxes and went to present research in Washington this week. I couldn't afford a hotel but found a wonderful rowhouse on 10 th st NW which ...

Theatre district avoiding subways

by SueFH 2 years ago

Coming to see Bruce on B'way and a few other shows next month, 11/16-19. I had knee replacement surgery yesterday and KNOW I will have to take it easy with walking, by sticking mostly tabs or ride...

Seattle area for a few days visiting friends

by quix 2 years 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 a) work within a pretty small budget and b) one of them is of the "I only eat b...

Best "cheap" gin?

by scratchie 9 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 buy a "premium" brand if I'm just going to mix it with tonic (that's pretty much ...

What's a good quality yet affordable vodka?

by robky 7 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 cocktails when I would go out with friends and stuff. I never liked the taste of...

Is there such thing as good cheap brandy?

by YAYME 7 years ago

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

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

by s0na 2 years 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 time in Italy (or to anywhere else for that matter), we have zero Italian betwee...

Five days in June on a budget

by rhododendron 2 years ago

Three days in Montreal and two in Quebec City for a family vacation in mid-June. Child is a 14-year-old adventurous eater. Two things: (1) Favorite picnic items from Jean Talon. Also intereste...

Lunch after Circle Line

by twochesters 2 years ago

Hello everyone - I will meet cousins Friday June 30 for a 12:30 Circle Line cruise which ends at 2. At maximum, we will be nine, including 2 teens and an 11 year old. I've been asked to find a ...

Budget Dinner, Reservations accepted, Unique

by DDewil 2 years ago

I ave family visiting from out of town and between the 8 of them they have tried many varieties of ethnic food, all Asian, all European, all North American. A. We are Foodies B. I am a pescata...

What's the best supermarket coffee for home brewing?

by Mirabelle 7 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 it's tobacco like flavor. I'll occasionally get better coffee like "Intelligen...

Best inexpensive coffee?

by sophia519 12 years ago

I can't always afford to buy my favorite coffee (locally roasted), so I occasionally have to buy some store brand coffee. It's a poor substitute, but am wondering if any brands are better (folger'...

Food tips for a college student

by peachberry 3 years ago

Can someone please suggest some easy, delicious and nutritious recipes that a college student (on a budget) can make in their kitchen. Thanks for your help :)

Tips to cut grocery bill

by relizabeth 4 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 entirely vegetarian. I buy organic local milk and eggs, and try to buy organic fruits...

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

by killazys 2 years ago

Best restaurants around the ACE line north of 4th St and south of 72nd, under $30 excl drinks As title. Let's get a good discussion going. I'm really looking for recommendations for some friends...

Self catering budget menu ideas?

by DontMeanIt 2 years 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 gift . It needs to be a dinner time meal, for 125 people for around $2000 max. ...