Good, Cheap food in Europe
Posted 06 June 2003 - 12:27 PM
Posted 06 June 2003 - 12:29 PM
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Posted 06 June 2003 - 12:33 PM
Posted 06 June 2003 - 02:27 PM
Basically, what I'd do is get some kind of croissant/cornetto or pain au chocolat or chausson aux pommes for breakfast with your preferred drink (you could do this for less than 5 Euros in France), go to someplace that looks like a butcher shop/deli (a Charcuterie in France) to get a nice sandwich and such-like for lunch (depending on how much you eat, could be some 7 Euros or perhaps less), and get stuff like yogurt in a supermarket or small market for dinner. And no gelato for you?
I gotta tell you, 5 Euros ain't much. Figuring you're going to Europe from the U.S. or Canada, how easy would it be for you to eat 3 meals a day for $15 hereabouts without going to McDonalds twice and having yogurt once? But do what you gotta do. I hear that Switzerland is really expensive, but you may be able to save some money in the Czech Republic; I don't know. In any case, have a safe trip!
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Posted 06 June 2003 - 10:16 PM
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Posted 07 June 2003 - 10:28 AM
A good bet is eating a big breakfast, as many cafes offer generous breakfast plates under 10 euros. As for specific places, Habibi's had absolutely transcendent falafel, and Monsieur Vuong is famous for really fantastic, fresh Vietnamese food. All over town and especially in the Turkish neighborhood of Kreuzberg you can buy a Doener Kebab for 3 Euros or so, but look around for a good Imbiss (you'll see the word everywhere; it just means it's a snack/sandwich place) to buy your sandwich at.
I agree that you should stop by supermarkets and bakeries if you really are low on cash. A loaf of German bread costs 2 or 3 euros and is more than filling enough to sustain you for an entire day.
Posted 07 June 2003 - 11:58 AM
Posted 07 June 2003 - 12:11 PM
In France, eat at the bars in cafes or it'll be more expensive!
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Posted 07 June 2003 - 12:17 PM
Posted 08 June 2003 - 06:41 PM
Praha in '93 was different than one in '98 was much different from one in '02. Every one out to make a quick buck. Relative to the USD it will be more expensive now that it was oon 11/02 - Reason - prices are pegged to the EUR.
..... I asked him to find the name of a place I went to in Prague in '96. It was damn tasty, filing and CHEAP. Well, what in Prague isn't?