Being tight on cash doesn’t mean you should have to tighten your belt. There are plenty of places downtown where you can get a decent meal for cheap. New students may not have the downtown map, but The Daily Nebraskan has comprised a list of places to get a good meal for $5 or less for students on a budget.
In order to get on the list, the food item in question must be composed of a meal item and drink. Appetizers don’t count. Also, the meal in question must be $5 or less before tax.
Wahoo’s Fish Tacos
Thinking of eating healthy but on a budget? Wahoo’s Fish Tacos offers a soft shelled taco with a side order of beans and rice for $4.65 before tax. If you show your student ID, you can also get a free drink for both to-stay and to-go meals.
While most of the prices are average, Arby’s has a special deal for current students. Show them your student ID and you’ll get about $3 taken off your meal. Using this for the Classic Arby’s meal, which is made up of a small drink, an order of curly fries and an Arby’s classic roast beef sandwich, you’ll be paying a full $3.60 for a satisfying meal.
Wendy’s 4 for $4 is a deal you can’t really ignore. A drink, burger, fries and chicken nuggets are just what the doctor ordered. Well, maybe not the doctor, but it’s definitely what the undergrad ordered.
Before 10 a.m., Amigos is one of the cheapest places you can go to grab a bite for breakfast. Its breakfast menu is huge, with a choice among breakfast burritos, biscuits and gravy and more. Any breakfast meal comes with a junior mexi-fry and a 12-ounce cup of coffee.
If you aren’t in time for breakfast, don’t worry. Amigos also has a 4 for $4 meal; the King’s value meal comes with two boneless wings, a two-piece cheese frenchee and a junior french fry with a small drink. The Amigos value meal comes with a taco, crispy pinto, junior mexi-fry and a small drink.
If you’re hungry for a good piece of pizza, head on down to Yia Yia’s and grab a slice. The equator, a simple cheese pizza with marinara sauce, is $2.99 and comes with a free piece of bread. Throw in $1.75 for a drink, and you have yourself a good, cheap meal.