iOS app Android app

Cheap Food

Top 5 Fastest Dollar Dumpling Spots in Manhattan's Chinatown

Rachel Chang | Posted 10.08.2013 | Travel
Rachel Chang

McDonald's may have its 60-second service guarantee, but if it's not a Sausage McMuffin you're craving off the dollar menu, the same buck can buy four or five Beijing-style fried meat-and-chive dumplings at dollar-an-order establishments all over Manhattan's Chinatown.

Top 10 Cheap Eats in the U.S. | Posted 08.12.2013 | Taste

Stuck on a budget, but want to eat like a big spender?

Brewery Artwalk, Taste Of The East Side

Broke Girls Guide | Posted 04.26.2013 | Los Angeles
Broke Girls Guide

Just take care, as last year's country music festival was riddled with rowdy, aggressive fans and lots of fights. Almost makes you miss the ditzy faux-hippies of last weekend, no?

5 Ways To Get What You Need On The Cheap

Financial Highway | Posted 10.30.2012 | Money

We're a society of consumers. Often we buy on impulse and we eventually end up with a houseful of stuff we no longer need or want. That means we've wa...

Cheap Labor Day Eats Around The US

Courtney Scott | Posted 10.30.2012 | Travel
Courtney Scott

One of the most enticing aspects of travel is the chance to dine on some of the finest dishes in town. But a rich dining experience doesn't mean you have to be rich.

Healthy Eating Tips For A Big Family On A Small Budget, From Joy Bauer (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | Home

Is it possible for a family of four to eat healthy on a tight budget? Health and nutrition expert Joy Bauer taught me some surprising methods for savi...

15 Ways To Save On Eating Out

Money Talks News | Angela Colley | Posted 06.29.2012 | Money

Money Talks News: How much do you spend on dining out? According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American family forked over $2...

Avocado Breakfast Toast

Small Kitchen College | Posted 06.24.2012 | Home
Small Kitchen College

One of my favorite things to eat as a light lunch in the summertime is avocado toast. So I decided to repurpose my avocado toast and make a breakfast version, and let me tell you, it did not disappoint!

When Cheap Is Good: 5 Ways to Healthy Eating on a Budget

Organic | Posted 04.28.2012 | Home

"Buying healthy is just too expensive!" Stop. Just stop. Never repeat those words again! The world of healthy food is vast and rich, and not that expensive. Really!

Reminder Beans

Monica Strawbridge | Posted 01.29.2012 | Miami
Monica Strawbridge

This recipe, a staple in our house, has become a symbol to me of how rich you can be even when you're broke. Humble, everyday ingredients transformed into something that's both beautiful and full of intense flavors.

Baked Apples: Easy and In Season Baked Fruit Treat

Laura Kumin | Posted 12.12.2011 | Home
Laura Kumin

If you like apples and have an oven, then baked apples fit the bill. They are an excellent dessert, served with whipped cream, ice cream, or slightly sweetened Greek-style yogurt.

How To Eat And Drink On The Cheap Without Looking Cheap

Food Republic | Posted 12.03.2011 | Home
Food Republic

Frugal vs. Cheap EatingWhen dining out in a group, is it possible to order cheaply without getting screwed for someone else's indulgence? We've got a ...

Fast Food Waffles On Dollar Menu Promotion

Posted 08.27.2011 | Home

The dollar menu is a good value for customers—but does it make sense for fast food companies? Ad Age notes that economic turbulence of the past few ...

Eco Etiquette: Organic On Food Stamps To The Test (VIDEO)

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

I attempted to put together an entire week's worth of well-balanced organic meals on a budget of just over $33 (the average weekly benefit for an American on food stamps).

Eco Etiquette: Can You Eat Organic on Food Stamps?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Eating healthy -- even organic -- shouldn't be viewed as a privilege for the liberal elite. In fact, it should be common sense.

End Of Cheap Food Era May Be Near

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CHICAGO (By KT Arasu) - U.S. grain prices should stay unrelentingly high this year, according to a Reuters poll, the latest sign that the era of cheap...

Recession Recipe: Cooking Noodle Kugel With Grandma

EconomyBites | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In this extremely special episode, you get to meet my grandma Hilde, an incredible lady and a huge influence on my life and cooking. Grandma Hilde, in...

Recession Recipe: Thai Chicken Pasta

EconomyBites | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Allie here! Bringing you one of my favorite recipes - Thai chicken pasta. This recipe is super yummy and - MAJOR BONUS - it's ridiculously easy to pre...

Five Great (And Cheap!) Date Ideas

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Dating in New York can be tough--all the more so if you're strapped for cash. But you can still impress your date without breaking the bank if you kno...

Cheap & Easy Cooking with Mom!!

EconomyBites | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Nothing tastes better to me then a meal cooked with love by my mom or one of my fabulous grandmothers who taught me to cook, eat and pander for attention. Need evidence?

Recession Recipe: Red Beans & Rice

EconomyBites | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Since Louisiana is so close to the Lone Star State, it makes sense that we tend to share things: our men go to LSU, their ladies come to Texas, it's all in the family.

Recession Recipe: Beef & Veggie Kebabs with Tzaziki Sauce!

EconomyBites | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

I made it my mission to learn to make delicious Greek food in my apartment. BEHOLD! MY TRIUMPH!

NYC Chefs Create Bodega-Budget Dinner Party | CARLA SPARTOS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Egads! You've got guests coming over tonight for a holiday soiree. Sure, a perfect cook would have browsed the green market well ahead of time, but yo...

Recession Recipe: Andie's Bubbie's Lasagna

EconomyBites | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

This episode is dedicated to Andie, a longtime friend and supporter of Economy Bites. Andie's bubbie (Yiddish for "grandma") passed this recipe down to her and she passed it over to me.

Cheap Thanksgiving Treat: Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

EconomyBites | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

I'm not just patting myself on the back here -- it's got the gooey, the spicy, the cheesy and the crunchy.