How to Eat out on a Budget

Eating out is a luxury.  For those who are on a budget, there are ways to enjoy eating out.  Here are a few tips to enjoy your favorite dishes.

  1. Order to go.  This is the cheapest way to indulge yourself and save money at the same time.
  2. Go to lunch.  Lunch usually costs less than dinner.
  3. Go express; restaurants like Chipotle, Zanchary Pizza, and Panda are usually cheaper since there are no waiters nor waitresses to serve you.
  4. Go deli; Check out Whole Foods Market’s deli section; most prepared food are delicious and healthy. Berkeley Bowl offers a wide range of wonderful foods: Asian, Mexican, deli, soup and whatnot.
  5. Throw a potluck; get together with a few friends who can cook and throw a potluck monthly.
  6. Go for Happy Hour; Whole Foods offers special discount on certain food like rotisserie chicken on Friday.
  7. Last but not least, search for coupons online.