Most affordable eating out
Eating out is very expensive these days. It used to be under 10 dollars a guy at my local grocery store told me for he and his girl friend when he was in high school.
I will start with one of my favorite places chipotle.
As noted in my other article that is linked right above this paragraph it does vary by state but in illinois it is cheap. And it is definitely cheaper than NYC. Not under 10 dollars. But if you minus the soda and have a glass of water and no chips or other sides it is under 10 dollars.
A new place opened in Old Orchard shopping Center recently called Blaze Pizza. I like it because I get to pick my toppings. And also it is 11 inches and paper thin crust. I love deep dish as much as the next guy but it is too heavy. And not many places sell individual size. They also have a gluten free crust if you request. And most places charge a lot and you end up wasting half if you don't eat so much. Or you have to eat it the next day and it never tastes as good. This is just enough for 1 person. And it is always under 10 dollars even with a drink unless you get more than 1 topping. Just cheese is 5 dollars and 1 topping is 1 dollar extra. And unlimited toppings is 2 dollars extra so 3 dollars total. So it would be slightly over 10 as without is just 4 cents shy of 9 dollars for 1 topping with a soda. And without tax it was even 8 dollars and 20 cents for 1 topping and a soda. So it would be 10 dollars and 20 cents plus tax for unlimited toppings and 1 soda. So not bad even with unlimited toppings and a drink.
I love this place. Its a little heavy. Especially since they give free ice cream afterwards. But its not too bad. Each scoop of vanilla ice cream is only 210 calories and the chocolate is only 10 calories more.
I love Einstein Bagels. I don't have a photo of the turkey sandwich mention on the right receipt but it is the same as the ham except that it turkey with everything including lettuce, tomato, etc. But anyhow its always reasonably priced. Regular bagels are only 1 dollar or 3 with cream cheese. But that is super boring. The sandwiches are not so bad however. The Deli ham and swiss with chips and soda is only 10 dollars and 22 cents. And the turkey is the same price. And is under 10 if you have just the sandwich as you can see. Take it to go and bring your own chips and water or eat at home. Either way still not too bad even if you don't have time to go home. So lunch does not have to cost you an arm and a leg. And it is oretty filling. Even their bagel sandwiches are not too bad. I like the egg ones. And they always let you substitute egg white for the normal yellow eggs.
I was helping my father remodel some property and this was close by. I could of gone elsewhere for lunch but by the time you sit down and order it takes too long. So I grabbed a quick bite from here. I had not been here in ages so I went to try it out. I had not realized how heavy it was. I don't remember how heavy it is but its a lot. But if you are on a budget it not bad. Once in a while I guess its ok though. It was only 4 dollars an 30 cents for a burrito and a drink.
I love this place. It used to be a champs but now is a mexican restaurant. I found the pictures of the last time I went there. So I have added those. Its not under 10 but the chicken, rice, and beans I had and 1 soda was only 20 dollars. Plus tax and tip of course but still not bad for a sitdown (not fast food restaurant).
I love noodles and company. Some dishes are heavy. But plain spaghetti with marinara is not too bad and they only charged 6 dollars and 20 cents including tax. So with a drink and no other sides it is still under 10. Anywhere including here can be more. But one order of full spaghetti is more than enough even without sides. And the flatbread was very good but I am not a fan of veggies.
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