5 tips to travel on the cheap: Eat in or eat out?

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!

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4 thoughts on “5 tips to travel on the cheap: Eat in or eat out?

  1. I love these tips! Particularly the recommendations to sample street foods and shop at markets! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Great tips! Thanks for sharing. I love street food and local markets. They are the best and the cheapest.

  3. Great post! Very helpful for travelers. I also bring water everywhere I go because bottled water are expensive sometimes. Thanks for the tips!

  4. Helpful tips. I understand that eating street food is cheaper but one has to be careful so as not to eat contaminated food. Then all money might be spent on medication.

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