*really* cheap food: $1, $2, or $3 in San Francisco
So -- i'm looking for super cheap places to eat with some students on an upcoming visit. Any suggestions on $1, $2, and $3 places to eat or drink? Anything from sushi rolls to tacos to smoothies to great desserts or frozen yogurt is appreciated! Pizza?
If you should be in Berkeley this could fill the bill.
Dollar Curry House
2136 Oxford St, Berkeley, CA 94704
I dunno what area you'll be in, but Chinese bakeries are great for uber-cheap dim sum - pork buns, chicken pies, etc. Lots of good ones out there, but Chinatown, Richmond and Sunset would be ground zero.
-Vietnamese sandwiches are great and filling
-Chinatowns have "happy hour" food that are very cheap. I know Oakland has plenty of those but you really have to know which items to order to avoid the "bad ones"
-Safeway has great sandwiches but a little above your limit. Well worth it I think. Even some of their soups are outstanding such as their jambalaya on certain days
-Chinatown bakeries have great selections
-Jook/porridge can be had for around $3. I like sliced fish, pork w/egg kind.
berkeley: desi dogs $1.50 after 5pm, cheejboard pizza $2.50, DA Cafe $2.50 items from
3-6 and after 10pm [richmond district/sf], peasant pies may still be half off at the end of
the day [noe valley]. tacos are $1.50 at a numer of places, but that's not really a meal.
$5 super burrito at el farrolito can feed two [24th st, mission district sf].
if you just want calories, berkeley king pin apple fritter ... it used to be 95cents,
but that was a few years ago.
nations hamburgers are better than 99cent burgers and pretty cheap ...
and of course there is in-n-out burger ... various locations.
you could get a loaf of acme bread and a lump of cheeseboard butter [berkeley].
escape from NY cheese slice with free coke coupon [SF].
supposedly mccormic & schmicks $1.95 happy hour [i have not been] ...
berkeley or SF.
this is a meaningless question without geography ... presumably you arent going to
pay $4 to drive across the bridge to get a cheap slice of pizza.
i dont know its provenance but there is usually "odd shaped pieces"
in the refrigerated self-serve shelf next to the cash register ... where
they keep the flavored creme cheeses etc.
i meant the "cheeseboard butter" in contrast to say Safeway Challenge butter
for the "anti-atkins" meal.