Each trip comes with a long list of expenses, and the high costs of food on the road make it tough to travel on a budget. Luckily, there are ways to explore local cuisine in each new country you visit if you follow our tips and tricks for saving money on food during your travels.
Pack Your Own Snacks
Airplane food costs much more than it’s worth, so consider packing your own snacks for your next flight. The same goes for road trip snacks because you’ll spend much more money if you’re buying food along the way.
Most hotels offer a complimentary breakfast, so put it to some good use. Take advantage of the free breakfast and have a hearty meal before you head out.
Try to book a hotel with a small kitchenette in your room, or stay in a hostel or Airbnb with a well-equipped kitchen so you can save a fortune by preparing your own meals.
Hit Farmers’ Market
You’ll need some groceries to cook your own food, so hit local farmers’ markets to find the best deals.
Explore the Street Food Scene
The best way to get a taste of the local cuisine is to explore the city’s street food scene. This is a great way to get introduced to many delicious new dishes without breaking the bank.