4 Ways to Save Money on Food While Traveling

Da Lat, Lâm Đồng, Vietnam
Da Lat, Lâm Đồng, Vietnam. Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash

When you’re away from home and eating out three meals a day, costs can run up quickly. If you don’t want to break the bank, here are a few tips to keep in mind. Don’t worry, eating at McDonald’s is not one of them. 

Cook Your Own Meals

If your accommodation includes a kitchen or communal cooking area, take advantage of it. In fact, you might want to book an Airbnb or hostel with a kitchen for this reason. Prepare meals like pasta, sandwiches, or salads using local ingredients. 

Local Markets and Grocery Stores

Speaking of local ingredients, embrace the local culture by visiting markets and grocery stores. Grab fresh produce, local snacks, and ingredients to create your meals. Not only does this save money, but it is also a chance to experience authentic flavors.

Street Food and Food Trucks

Street food is a budget-friendly way to sample local delicacies. It’s both delicious and an integral part of the culinary scene in many destinations you can have fun exploring.

Lunch Specials and Set Menus

Many restaurants offer lunch specials or set menus at discounted prices. Opt for the set menus or lunch deals at local eateries to enjoy similar meals at a fraction of the cost.