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How can I save money on food?

How can I save money on food if I live in a place with roommates and an inoperable kitchen? Assuming that nothing in the kitchen works and that I work a full time job, study part time, and my roommates are overgrown slobs who I never see and don't really care about my opinions or thoughts.
posted by antgly on Dec 29, 2013 - 40 answers

Save me from bachelor cuisine.

Cheap/easy meals needed for someone helpless at cooking. Particulars within. [more inside]
posted by xenization on Jun 18, 2013 - 26 answers

Help us eat healthy and save money with an infant

Mrs. Thabombshelter and I have a four month old son and would love to eat more meals that aren't takeout. Plus, with a baby, money is obviously a valuable and precious commodity. Easy prep and inexpensive ingredients are a priority. So please, help us with some suggestions for easy-ish, healthy-ish, cheap-ish meals that can help us avoid Papa Johns or Chinese takeout. [more inside]
posted by ThaBombShelterSmith on Feb 8, 2013 - 25 answers

Food for all

I'm thinking of starting a food- blog. The idea is to provide practical advice for people without money who want to eat good food made from good produce. I have decades of experience of being a poor foodie, but not much of writing or blogging. Any advice and all referencers will be valuable The blog will be in my own language (not english), at least to begin with.
posted by mumimor on Sep 29, 2012 - 7 answers

Make me salads in a dorm room

Salads are expensive eat-out fare here. What set-up can I use in my dorm room to make cheap, tasty salads? Restrictions: only microwave, limited fridge space. (Is it even possible?) [more inside]
posted by undue influence on Sep 9, 2012 - 17 answers

Here's hoping I can do better than McDonalds

Taking a long-distance train trip with a 3.5 hour layover in Pittsburgh. Where can I eat near the train station during my layover? [more inside]
posted by ActionPopulated on Sep 1, 2012 - 5 answers

When should I struggle against my frugal nature?

Which groceries are worth spending more money on and which are not? [more inside]
posted by queens86 on Aug 20, 2012 - 67 answers

Food is an important part of a balanced diet

Cooking for one (non-foodie edition) [more inside]
posted by b33j on Jul 22, 2012 - 23 answers

Cheap food near Haight-Ashbury?

Cheap food near Haight-Ashbury? [more inside]
posted by landlubber on Jun 19, 2012 - 24 answers

Eating on the cheap in Vancouver.

Looking for inexpensive meals in Vancouver. [more inside]
posted by asnider on Jun 14, 2012 - 22 answers

Help me impress my boyfriend's dad by being cheap

Help me plan the cheapest possible meals in New York for my boyfriend's father, who's visiting us for a weekend. He's not impressed by anything unless it's under $3. It doesn't have to taste good. It just needs to be insanely cheap. [more inside]
posted by pineappleheart on Mar 12, 2012 - 37 answers

the spice who loved me

What are the essential spices to have around for cooking modern, eclectic/internationalized vegetarian food? [more inside]
posted by threeants on Nov 29, 2011 - 17 answers

Poverty Food Ideas on a Renal Diet?

For the next month or two, I need to tighten up my already very small budget. I'd like ideas for easy-to-cook meals that I can make very cheaply. Complications: chronic illness, restricted diet, and an ineffective air conditioner. [more inside]
posted by WasabiFlux on Aug 31, 2011 - 18 answers

Cheap food that doesn't need much cookware?

Cheap food options that require a minimum of cookware? [more inside]
posted by LSK on May 17, 2011 - 24 answers

How serious is salmonella, really?

How flexible are y'all with expiration dates on food? [more inside]
posted by geegollygosh on Feb 14, 2011 - 32 answers

Dirt Cheap? More like Dirt Expensive! Amirite?

How can I establish a cheap, efficent container garden system for vegetables? [more inside]
posted by Quadlex on Sep 1, 2010 - 28 answers

Food and Beers in Milwaukee

Cheap eats / beers in Milwaukee? [more inside]
posted by FunGus on Jul 25, 2010 - 7 answers

Lunch from Trader Joe's

A brand new grocery store opened up near where I work! Yay! (Previously, there weren't any nearby.) I want to get my lunch there. What should I buy? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Jul 21, 2010 - 14 answers

Farewell, meat and fish, hello vegetables!

Going to be vegetarian by necessity soon. Teach me cheap and amazing recipes! [more inside]
posted by actionpact on Jul 8, 2010 - 28 answers

Some inexpensive places to eat for young people in St Louis

Could anyone recommend some good places to eat for a group of six college students and two professors in St Louis this weekend? Specific locations inside [more inside]
posted by Slothrop on Mar 9, 2010 - 7 answers

Cheap Bean/legume recipes, please

Looking for low-cost vegetarian bean or legume recipes. [more inside]
posted by fifilaru on Jan 18, 2010 - 27 answers

Where's the cheap food and drinks in Denver?

What are your favorite cheap eats and drinks in Denver? [more inside]
posted by kookywon on Nov 17, 2009 - 2 answers

Affordable Spain!

What are some of the best things to do in Spain in October? [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on Aug 31, 2009 - 8 answers

Small wedding in Yosemite: know of an amazing photographer with a package under $3K? Caterers too?

Small wedding in Yosemite: know of an amazing photographer with a package under $3K? Caterers too? [more inside]
posted by scazza on Aug 18, 2009 - 4 answers

Cheap + Healthy + Quick = Impossible?

I'm starting grad school and will be living in a residence hall with shared kitchen facilities. I need your ideas for quick, cheap, and healthy meals. [more inside]
posted by sciencemandan on Jul 27, 2009 - 20 answers

City of Light on a light wallet

Care to share your tips and tricks for spending a week in Paris on the cheap? [more inside]
posted by bricoleur on Jun 5, 2009 - 15 answers

How to master ________ cooking on a tight budget?

I need to eat cheaply. Can I do so while extending my cooking ability in a specific direction? What cuisines, categories, or focuses can my home cooking pinpoint while living on a budget? [more inside]
posted by Picklegnome on May 21, 2009 - 22 answers

A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and Lyon singing in the wilderness.

I'm going to Lyon this weekend and will be free from late Saturday evening to about noon on Sunday. I'm into food and photography but am on a super-tight budget, so I'm looking for both some cheap, tasty delights and some particularly pretty little corners of the city. I'm staying in Vieux Lyon, going to a concert in Villeurbanne, and can speak French.
posted by mdonley on Mar 19, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me to not overthink a plate of beans (and rice)

Rice and beans for the inexperienced and time-pressed cook? [more inside]
posted by availablelight on Jan 29, 2009 - 19 answers

Super cheap meal planning for a single cook

Are there any emergency cheap meal plans for single people? [more inside]
posted by craichead on Dec 5, 2008 - 22 answers

Looking for bog standard pub grub in London

I'm looking for somewhere, easily accessible from central London, that does a bog standard 3-course roast dinner (or similar standard pub fayre) at about £15 a head for about 20 people in January. [more inside]
posted by Helga-woo on Nov 19, 2008 - 4 answers

What's your secret tip for saving money at the grocery store?

What's your secret tip for saving money at the grocery store? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Sep 15, 2008 - 59 answers

Inexpensive awesome in Copenhagen?

Inexpensive awesome in Copenhagen? [more inside]
posted by jrb223 on Aug 14, 2008 - 14 answers

Teach me how to bean it up

Please teach a displaced, late-to-this-whole-cooking-thing Southerner how to make pinto beans and cornbread. [more inside]
posted by timetoevolve on Aug 4, 2008 - 35 answers

Cooking on the cheap

Cheap home-made food for a group of people? [more inside]
posted by odi.et.amo on Jul 29, 2008 - 30 answers

Where to find cheap nuts/fruits in Sacramento, CA

Where is the best place in the Sacramento, CA area to buy quality nuts and dried fruits on the cheap? They just seem too expensive and/or "fingered" at the grocery stores.
posted by Sultan of Succulence on Jun 14, 2008 - 8 answers

Lists of super easy meals?

Any lists of super simple meals? [more inside]
posted by jesirose on Jun 7, 2008 - 44 answers

Cheap eats in Vegas?

Cheap, quality eats on the Vegas strip? [more inside]
posted by blueshammer on Apr 21, 2008 - 23 answers

Cheap eats in Beantown?

Cheap eats and good beer in Boston. I'm in Boston for a conference in mid-April, and I'm looking for cheap dinner options. I'll be downtown but I'm more than willing to travel the T for good, cheap food. Any recommendations for good beer are also welcome.
posted by mollweide on Mar 27, 2008 - 32 answers

To Live and Dine in L.A.

I'll be spending the next week in L.A. I'm from the Midwest, unremarkable smallish town with zero culinary culture. Help me find places to to eat during the trip, but they have to be quick/take-out places. [more inside]
posted by sourwookie on Jan 14, 2008 - 23 answers

once a month freezer cooking carnivore diet on the go for cheap

I want to great a food plan/way of eating with the following requirements: Paleo/carnivore (animals--esp. cow and pig, high fat in animal fat, fish, leafy greens) Once a month cooking (or twice) Cheap in NYC apartment (i.e. no deep freezer to buy whole animals) On the go (on average, four days out of week I only eat breakfast at home) [more inside]
posted by Furious Fitness on Nov 25, 2007 - 10 answers

Fill me up for a fiver, please.

My wife (a spectacular cook) is out of town, I have $5.00 for lunch, and I'm not in the mood to make something for myself. Since this will probably be my only meal of the day, what's the most filling food I can buy for ~$5.00? [more inside]
posted by bjork24 on Apr 19, 2007 - 34 answers

NON-gourmet Mexican cuisine in Maryland/DC?

Please help me find some crappy, cheap Mexican food in the Maryland/DC area. [more inside]
posted by sarahsynonymous on Dec 1, 2006 - 24 answers

poor student wants to eat

Cheap student food. [more inside]
posted by reklaw on Jul 13, 2006 - 33 answers

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner in Downtown Ft. Worth

What are some good/cheap places to eat in walking distance of Downtown Ft. Worth? [more inside]
posted by JakeLL on Jun 23, 2006 - 6 answers

College Dining

What's your favorite healthy food that can be bought on a college student budget? [more inside]
posted by charmston on May 31, 2006 - 36 answers

Sub $5 Red Wine recommendations?

I need recommendations for a very cheap (<$5/750mL) but hearty, flavorful, and tasty red wine. This will be used as a braising liquid and then reduced to make a sauce for beef short ribs. [more inside]
posted by rorycberger on May 9, 2006 - 27 answers

Balanced diets that consist of mainly staple foods?

Balanced diets that consist of mainly staple foods? [more inside]
posted by who else on Sep 27, 2005 - 12 answers

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