How To Find The Best Food When Travelling on a Budget


Have you ever traveled to a new city and wanted to try the local cuisine, but were afraid that it would be too expensive? Or maybe you had limited time and just wanted something quick. Either way, here is how to find the best food when travelling on a budget:

Don’t eat at chains.

When you’re travelling on a budget, it can be tempting to go for the most familiar option. But chains are often overpriced and have limited menus that don’t offer much opportunity for trying local cuisine. Instead of heading straight for McDonalds or KFC when you arrive in Thailand (which I did), try finding someplace local instead: street food stalls or small restaurants where prices are lower and the food is fresher and more authentic.

Stay away from touristy spots.

The best way to find the best food when travelling on a budget is to avoid touristy spots. While they can be fun and exciting, they’re also usually more expensive, which means you’ll have to spend more money than you want on meals.

If you’re looking for authentic local cuisine at an affordable price, try exploring areas off the beaten path instead of sticking with what everyone else does in order to avoid tour groups and crowds of tourists.

The last thing I’d like to mention is hygiene standards: if you go into any restaurant or cafe that has been recommended by locals or other travelers (as opposed to searching online), there’s no guarantee that it will be clean enough for you–and this can lead not only towards sickness but also bad experiences overall!

Find local markets and bakeries.

If you’re looking for a cheap and delicious meal, look no further than local food markets. These places are great because they offer a range of different foods at reasonable prices. You’ll also often find bakeries that sell breads, pastries and other baked goods at affordable prices.

If you’re not sure what kind of food market or bakery is located near where you’re staying in town (or even if there is one), just ask around! Locals will be able to tell you exactly where the best places are located based on their own experiences with them; they’ll even be able to tell which stalls have the freshest produce on offer too!

Food markets are also excellent places to grab breakfast before venturing out into your day–and many bakeries open early enough so that tourists like us can get some much needed fuel before hitting the road again later today!”

Check Groupon for special food deals.

To find the best food on a budget, it’s not just about looking for deals at restaurants. Groupon is a great way to save money on food and other items in your city. You can find deals for restaurants, cafes and even cooking classes! The best part? You can also use Groupon to buy vouchers for special events like Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day–or even Father’s Day. If you’re travelling somewhere new and want to try something different than what you’re used to back home (or if there aren’t any good options near where you live), then this site will help narrow down which places might be worth checking out!

Ask locals where to get the best food in town.

The best way to find the best food in town is by asking the locals. If you’re staying at a hotel, ask the concierge or waiters for recommendations. If you’re staying with friends or family, ask them! They will have a much better idea of what places are worth visiting than anyone else would because they live there.

If none of those options work out, then try asking some taxi drivers and bus drivers–they know their city better than most people do (and they can probably tell if something is good because they’ve eaten there before). Or maybe even talk with some other tourists who are staying nearby; if they like something enough then chances are good that it’ll be great!

Finally, if all else fails then just go into any grocery store and ask someone who works there what their favorite place around town serves up on their menu. You might be surprised at how many times this actually works too!

If you’re travelling on a budget, it’s easy to find some tasty meals that won’t break your bank account!

If you’re travelling on a budget, it’s easy to find some tasty meals that won’t break your bank account!

  • Look for local markets and bakeries. Often these places will have great deals on fresh produce and baked goods. A lot of times they also have prepared foods like sandwiches or salads that are reasonably priced as well.
  • Check Groupon for special food deals in your area. If there’s an app called Groupon (or something similar) in your destination country, use it to find out about any deals going on at restaurants near where you’ll be staying or visiting during your trip–this can save money while still giving you access to good quality food!
  • Ask locals where they go when they want good food at a reasonable price point; often times they’ll know exactly what places offer this kind of thing because they live there!


We hope this article has helped you to find some tasty and affordable food while travelling. If you’re looking for more tips on how to save money when travelling, check out our article about how we saved over $2000 on our trip around Europe!