I already gave you my tips for cheaper transportation and internet when travelling. But one of the most important things when going abroad was still untouched: food! A couple of tips to eat adventurous without spending all you money.
1. Shop at markets
I don’t necessarily mean at the fun little markets on squares and in halls. I mean actual supermarkets. Often enough they have prepared meals you don’t even have to cook anymore: salads, sandwiches, … .
2. Cook yourself
Following up on point 1. Buy groceries and cook yourself. Maybe your hotelroom has kitchenette. And sometimes hostels have a kitchen for their guests to use. To minimize your expenses even further, you can ask your roommate to cook together. Cooking for two is often cheaper than for one.
3. Choose local beer/wine
This should be obvious. Buying local is often cheaper than imported drinks. Especially for alcoholic beverages. And why would you buy the beers you drink at home? Try new ones. And register them on Untappd!
4. Bring water
Have a bottle of water in you day-backpack. This way you don’t have to waste time looking for a café or place to drink whenever you’re thirsty. It’s also cheaper than buying a coffee or cola everytime. Oh, and you stay hydrated. Nothing but advantages!
5. Street food
It’s a lot cheaper than a restaurant. And often it’s a local delicacy. Maybe it’s not your thing to do every night, but do it a few times. It’s cheaper, it’s faster and you can have it on the go. Bratwurst in Prague and Berlin, Waffles in Belgium, or Kibbeling in The Netherlands.
What food tips do you have for travellers? Let me know in the comments!