Meals that won bust your wallet
Saving money cheap jerseys on meals when you’re out and about can seem hard, but it doesn’t have to be. There are plenty of spots around Central Florida that offer some cheap eats.
I rounded up a few good deals around town. These places will serve you a substantial, delicious meal for $7 and under. This doesn’t include tax and tip remember, if you don’t have money for a tip, you don’t have funds for a meal out.
Athena Roasted ChickenYes, I know Athena sells some tasty roasted chicken. Yes, I’m focusing on something else that this Greek cafe sells. Yes, I’ll get to the chicken.
Athena’s pita wraps are under $6, making these enormous meals a steal. I went with the turkey Mediterranean ($5.89), which was stuffed with sliced turkey, melted provolone cheese and Mediterranean salad (picture lots of chopped vegetables and nuggets of feta cheese).
If you’re feeling more chicken, might I suggest ordering half the bird (with an option of pita or roll) for $5.49? Save some for later.
Head over to 487 S. Orlando Ave. in Maitland.
Athena Roasted Chicken goes beyond the bird with pitas filled with turkey, roast pork, and more.
Athena Roasted Chicken goes beyond the bird with pitas filled with turkey, roast pork, and more. (Lauren Delgado / Orlando Sentinel)
Banh Mi Nha TrangBanh Mi Nha Trang is well hidden in an alcove of shops along Colonial Drive in Orlando’s Mills 50 neighborhood. This hole in the wall cafe doesn’t look like much, but it serves up a lot of flavor.
Banh Mi means bread in Vietnamese, but typically refers to a sandwich. A http://www.cheapjerseys11.com/ perfectly toasted baguette crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside is filled with your choice of meat (everything from pork belly to cold cuts) along with peppery pickled vegetables and cilantro for $4.
The combination of flavors, temperatures and textures makes this a delicious sandwich.
Bring cash to this mom and pop shop at 1216 E. Colonial Drive in Orlando. Call 407 346 4549 or visit the restaurant’s Facebook page for more information.
Banh Mi Nha Trang serves up the meat and vegetable filled Vietnamese sandwiches for the bargain price of $4.
Banh Mi Nha Trang serves up the meat and vegetable filled Vietnamese sandwiches for the bargain price of $4. (Lauren Delgado / Orlando Sentinel)
Beth’s Burger BarTrue to its name, Beth’s offers a host of burgers from create your own varieties to signature combinations.
While I’m curious about a few of those signature patties (particularly the pizza burger with marinara sauce, pepperoni and mozzarella for $5.99), the create your own burgers provide the best value to me.
Add the free toppings such as lettuce, tomato, raw or grilled onions, pickles, ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise to a single patty ($3.49) and you’ll be full until your next meal.
Make your own at three Orlando spots: 24 E. Washington St., 5145 S. Orange Ave., or 9938 Universal Blvd., Suite 120.
Beth’s Burger Bar lets diners create their own burgers using a number of different toppings.
Beth’s Burger Bar lets diners create their own burgers using a number of different toppings. (Lauren Delgado / Orlando Sentinel)
Ivory’s Take OutSoul food is on the menu at Ivory’s Take Out and the folks at this Lake County restaurant are generous with it.
What I thought was a small meal of six chicken wings ($4.75) turned out to be a huge take out container packed with rice, black eyed peas and corn bread. The hot sauce covered wings were juicy on the inside, crispy on the outside.
Not appealing to you? There are plenty of low cost options: cheeseburger and fries ($4.50), a breakfast plate filled with eggs, grits and bacon ($5), or a grilled cheese ($2).