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

These Cheap & Easy Meals Have 5 Ingredients or Fewer

The only thing we like more than delicious is effortless—and OK, affordable is a major bonus. These easy 5 ingredient recipe ideas prove you don't have to choose when it comes to cheap and easy dinner...

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How much do you spend on groceries each month?

by Croissant 9 years ago

I am SHOCKED by the amount of money we spend at the grocery store and I'm wondering how this amount compares to the rest of you?? On average, our family of four spends $800/month!!! Is this a lo...

Quiet, good food & drink, close to Bart, not too pricey

by luvwine4 3 years ago

Need to find a location in SF for friend's planning get-together. We don't have a lot of money but we love good food/drinks and need to hear each other speak. Any suggestions?

Recommend restaurant capable of accommodating party of 18 out of towners for dinner in July Downtown

by milhuas3 3 years ago

Looking for a good recommendation for a large group (during Summerlicious - ugh) in the Downtown core. Budget is about $50 a head without drinks. All of my faves for experiencing Toronto cuisine wo...

Best Restaurant <$50 per Head

by socialcapitalist 3 years ago

Hi There, I'm travelling to Paris with a group of 6 in July and was looking for a great restaurant where the all-in cost for food (not sure how much people will drink) <$50 EUROS per head for di...

Bridal Shower

by Gail56 4 years 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 4 years ago

If your are visiting any of the major world cities.

New Orleans on a serious budget

by baybritta 4 years 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 4 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...

Theatre district avoiding subways

by SueFH 4 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 4 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 11 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 9 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 9 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 9 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 14 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'...