You have $5 in San Diego
You folks all seem to have disposable income, so I call on you in this thread to aid wannabe frugal college students like me. If you had $5,$7, or, hell, even sub-10, where are some fun or tasty places to go?
El Zarape $1 fish tacos!
The 2 Somali places/3 Ethiopian places
Bronx Pizza if cost of pie is split among a few ppl
Everybody loves Super Cocina
Pho and other Vietnamese soups. Try Pho Ca Dao at around 52nd and El Cajon Blvd. for one example. Fast, good, & cheap.
Ciro's Pizza in the Gaslamp - 2 slices and soda for $6
Lefty's Pizza - good Chicago dogs and lunch special like Ciro's
Pho T Cali - Vietnamese with numerous inexpensive options
Bread and Cie - Great sandwiches
Blue Water Grill - also great sandwiches
Phil's BBQ - BBQ Broham sandwich, huge and only $6
Pho takeout from Saigon. You call ahead and order and when you arrive, you're handed 2 full bags of stuff -- a quart of broth, a container with ample portions of meat and noodles, a big foil package which holds a ton of basil, sprouts, peppers, etc.
All this for a mere $4.50.
When you take it home an assemble it yourself, it's as if you cooked at home - only it would've cost you a ton more in time, gas and effort to really have done it yourself. My husband and I often do this for a meal - and we both feel plenty fed from just one.
Wish I would've known about this in college!