21 Meals Under $5
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21 Meals Under $5

Your ultimate guide to eating out on five dollars or less.

21 Meals Under $5
Spoon University

If you're in college or plain broke like me, eating is the struggle. Even you're just trying to save money it can sometimes be difficult to make food money stretch a whole week. If this situation sounds all too familiar to you, here are 21 places you can enjoy for $5 or less:

1. Arby's

Snack size french fries, Jr. Cheddar Melt and Jr. Shake.

Total $4.55

2. Bob Evan's

Twisted Cheese Sticks appetizer.

Total $4.47

3. Bonefish

A cup of corn chowder & lump crab soup.

Total $5.26

4. Chick-fil-A

8-piece Nugget and chocolate chip cookie.

Total $4.75

5. Chipotle

1-piece chicken taco and chips & salsa.

Total $4.87

6. Church's Chicken

Big Tex Tender Sandwich combo (small drink and a side.)

Total $4.92

7. Einstein Bros. Bagels

Two classic bagels with Smaher and a medium fresh brewed coffee.

Total $4.29

8. Ihop

Hot fudge brownie sundae.

Total $4.47

9. Jimmy John's

Ham & cheese, roast beef, tuna or turkey breast 8 inch sub.


10. KFC

Go Cup (3 Hot Wings & Wedges) and 3 cookies.

Total $4.56

11. Little Caesar's

4-piece stuffed Crazy Bread.

Total $3.36

12. McDonald's

McPick 2 (McDouble or McChickenand fries or mozzarella sticks,) cheeseburger, medium sweet tea.

Total $4.98

13. Panera Bread

Tomato mozzarella flatbread

Total $5.59

14. Papa John's

10-piece chicken poppers.

Total $5.60

15. Pollo Tropical

Chicken quesadilla wrap and fountain drink.

Total $5.54

16. Qdoba

Kids burrito bowl, side and drink.


17. Rally's

Double Rally Burger with Cheese and a snack milkshake.

Total $5.01

18. Subway

6-inch Spicy Italian sub and 1 cookie. Or ask what their featured $5-Footlong is.

Total $4.95

19. Taco Bell

Double Decker Taco, Chipotle Chicken Loaded Griller, bag of Doritos, medium drink and 21 cents to spare.

Total $4.79

20. Wawa

3-piece chicken strips and gas station snacks.

Total $3.10-$5

21. Zaxby's

Kickin Chicken Sandwich meal.

Total $4.27

Author's note: All price estimates are based off Florida prices from this site.

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