When traveling, it can be difficult to find good food at reasonable prices
especially if you happen to be staying in a big city that has established food and
restaurant culture. When you are faced with a budget, you want to try and increase it
your enjoyment for a dollar. If you want to eat well, try local cuisine
budget price, you'll have to do a little research to find that perfect restaurant that
offers a balance between quality and price.
First check with your hotel or hostel and see if breakfast is included
your stay. In Europe, many hotels offer breakfast. If you are a hotel, give
breakfast, do not skip it in favor of paying for food elsewhere. Some of my most
unforgettable meals were hostel breakfasts that were nothing more than cakes, butter,
jam and some coffee with milk. Hotel and hostels with breakfast are also a great way to do this
meet other guests.
One of the budget eating options is to eat at a chain restaurant you knew well,
such as McDonald's, Burger King, or Kentucky Fried Chicken. You can find
McDonald is somewhere in the world. I was going through Rome using it for free
McDonald's map which, in addition to designating all the tourist attractions, had a tag
for every McDonald's in Rome. However, if you want to get acquainted with
the culture of the country you visit, eating at a fast food restaurant is not good
Another option is to buy groceries and make your own food. If you don't
a fridge or stove in your hotel room, this option may not be very feasible. Still, you
you can buy non-heated items and make a meal out of them. When I do
he was in Florence, bread, parma bread and cheese along with Chianti
made a really nice picnic that I thoroughly enjoyed. Be sure to try sampling
local cuisine items.
Eating one or two meals a day from a street vendor or from a restaurant can be the same
be a good way to still eat great but save some money. I have super ham in Paris and
street vendor cheese sandwiches for lunch. They were delicious, they kept me safe
going and did not spoil the budget. When I was at a conference in Washington, D.C.
discovered a small shop that made egg and cheese sandwiches
toast to order. They were sold for only $ 2.00 and I ate there every morning.
In Rome, I discovered a small pizza shop around the corner
Pantheon. The restaurant made pizzas on huge rectangular metal containers and put them on
them in a piece with a clear glass window. You can order with a cursor at
you wanted, asking how much you wanted your piece (they charge it
weight) and asking for it to warm up. Then you happily grab your piece of pizza
to the square, take the stairs and enjoy.
Friendship with other guests at the hotel, concierge and locals is another
a great way to discover good food that won't break your budget. Ask your local if they
know any good restaurant that is not too expensive. You should be able to come
with a few good options for you. Make sure you indicate that you want to sample
some local cooking. I even know friends who called
over dinner (not that this should be your goal).
Another good way to find cheap restaurants is to always look for a good one
a place to eat. If you visit a tourist resort, stop by a few restaurants and read on
their menus (usually placed on a window). Even if you are not hungry, you can
decide to come back later. I was more fortunate with this technique when in an
an area of the city that is not a standard tourist destination.
Dining at a full-service restaurant is the most expensive dining option, so if
you are really on a budget, you may want to limit the number of full service meals
you eat. In some countries, eating at the bar is also cheaper than sitting
at the table. By listening to recommendations and doing a little research, you can
avoid expensive restaurants catering to tourists.
If you're on a budget, you can still eat great during your travels, you just have to be
aware of all its food options. Ask your locals for recommendations. To make
you certainly know the price before eating. Most importantly, try new things.
Stretch borders and try something you would never eat at home. After
everything is not the reason you travel to discover something different.