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Best Baltimore find for under $10

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The wife and I are looking to economize our trips out these days. Fortunately for us, we live in Baltimore and there are plenty of good cheap options out there. Where is your favorite meal / food item for under $10?

It can be an entree in a casual bar, a small plate in someplace upscale or a stall item from one of the markets. What are we missing out there?

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  1. My hubby and I are in very much the same economizing mode these days!
    Sunday morning Baltimore farmer's market- Omlette guy- made to order with veggies, cheese and meat with a side of potato for $7
    Iggie's pizza on Calvert street- depending on how you judge ($10 for one or two folks?), approx $15 pizza feeds two people and it's BYOB
    There is always a picnic- grab one of the excellent, made-to-order sandwiches from Eddie's of Roland Park and find your favorite al fresco spot! A favorite with us - and our puppy gets to come along!

    1. The shrimp souvlaki sandwich at Samos. Cheap and delicious!

      1. The fried tilapia sandwich at Mamas on the Half Shell, it is large, delicious and $8.95.
        For $10, the "TV Dinner" at the bar at Henningers Tavern, it comes on a metal army tray with compartments, includes dessert and can be roast chicken, BBQ Pork, etc.
        1/4 chicken from Chicken Rico, with 2 sides it's $5.25

        1. Tortilleria Sinaloa on Eastern Ave -- tacos for $3-ish each plus $0.50 for very nice fresh guac. I'm full after 2 tacos (though my boyfriend eats 3).

          Also, I second the suggestion for the super economical dinner from Chicken Rico option. I think a whole chicken plus 2 family sized sides and drinks is still less than $15; a half chicken plus 2 sides is about $8.

          1. I think Ale Mary's is still doing their blue plate specials for $4.95, changes each day

            1. I could very happily live off the tzatziki ($4.95, with delicious warm pita) at Never on Sunday in Mt. Vernon. It's super garlicky, too much for some, but I like to keep the vampires away and it just tastes so very, very good. That, and a big fizzy Coke and I'm a happy little potato. Wouldn't sneeze at their onion rings ($2.50) either. If I wasn't obsessed with the tzatziki, I'd probably order the Greek appetizer sampler ($ 7.95).

              Ah, Never on Sunday. WHY do you persist in putting out an inferior Greek salad and making me split my time between you and Bella Roma?

              1. Pioneer Beef off Rolling Road, a pit beef sandwich, fries and a coke for under $10.00

                1. Isabella's in Little Italy. Get a Scooch for $8.99.

                  Chili cheese fries at Duda's. Their chili is excellent -- it elevates this over normal bar food. Half price on Saturdays, along with other apps. The chili bake is another good one.

                  Tacos just about anywhere on Eastern in Fells Point. Try them all -- they're cheap.

                  The oyster loaf sandwich at Ryleigh's.

                  Pulled pork sandwich at Andy Nelson's.

                  1. Almost any entree at Mekong Delta. Isn't the seafood crepe with shrimp $8.95?

                    $1 oysters on the half shell at 3 PM every day at Ryleigh's.

                    Mathew's "both cheese " pizza grande is $9.95. (enough for two)

                    Giovanna's carryout (Harford Rd) has nightly homemade pasta dinners with a side salad and garlic bread for about $7.75. I love their tortellini. Add a homemade meatball for a dollar.

                    Shrimp haloumi appetizer at Samos. Oops it's now $10.25!

                    Ginger oyster soup at Schechuan House. ($3.50) Usually a couple of good size oysters in a clear oyster broth with slivers of fresh ginger.

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                    1. re: baltimorejim

                      Di Pasquale's

                      Real Italian Sub for $7.95

                      Prosciutto, Hot Dry Coppa, Provolone and the works w/ extra hots on Rustic Bread for $9.95


                      Wednesday's - 30 cent wing night

                      Thursdays - Seafood apps night for $5/ea - Three Crab Cake Sliders, 1 lb of mussels, .5 lb of shrimp or fried calamari.

                    2. I am pretty sure Ding How is still doing their lunch specials. Soup, egg roll and lunch sized entree for right around $5.00 (could be a bit more now - we haven't been in a while). And tea is included and free.

                      1. What a great thread!

                        I'll add a few:
                        Trinacria - try their muffaletta - a flavor monster, and the smoked turkey - omg
                        Mt. Olympus (inside Lexington Market) - pork souvlaki pita sandwich with the works (ask for extra tzatziki
                        Attman's - Reuben or "President's Special" (same as Reuben but with hot pastrami)
                        Chicken Rico - Peruvian chicken - 1/4 bird with two sides
                        Iggie's Pizza - the small Alice

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                        1. re: crackers

                          Crackers beat me to Trinacria. I would add, "any sandwich at Trinacria." Everyting from the Italian tuna to the roast beef to the prosciutto and mozarella -- all good, all big, all on great bread, all under $10.

                          How about roast beef or corned beef at Mary Mervis in Lexington Market?