Cheap Eats 2012: 10 Meals Under $10

Want to spend only ten bucks on dinner? Here are our favorite ways to fill up on the really cheap.
Cheap Eats 2012: 10 Meals Under
Our favorite 10 ways to fill up under $10. Photograph courtesy of iStock Photo.

1. Ten hot Buffalo wings $9.49 at Metro City Wing House
4404 Saint Barnabas Rd., Temple Hills; 301-423-0088.

2. Half char-grilled Peruvian-style chicken $8.59 at Super Chicken
422 S. Washington St., Falls Church; 703-538-5550.

3. Pressed Cuban sandwich $8.50 at Fast Gourmet
1400 W St., NW; 202-448-9217.

4. Flank-steak-and-rice-noodle bowl $8.25 at ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen
1516 Connecticut Ave., NW; 202-232-4141.

5. Posole, the Mexican pork-and-hominy stew $7.70 available weekends at Taqueria Distrito Federal
3463 14th St., NW; 805 Kennedy St., NW; 202-276-7331 for
both
.

6. Grilled Bosnian burger with sour cream and onions
$6.95 at the Balkan Grill
5902 N. Kings Hwy., Alexandria; 703-329-3303.

7. Falafel on pita $6.50 at Max’s Kosher Cafe
2319 University Blvd. W., Wheaton; 301-949-6297.

8. Philly-cheesesteak pasty—an offbeat version of the British
hand pie, often a special $5.99 at the Pure Pasty Co.
128-C Church St., NW, Vienna; 703-255-7147.

9. Pan bagnat, a baguette laden with tuna, olives, and egg
$5.75 at Saint Michel Bakery
5540 Wilkins Ct., Rockville; 301-770-5090.

10. Vietnamese sub with grilled pork $3.70 at Bánh Mì DC Sandwich
3103 Graham Rd., Falls Church; 703-205-9300.

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Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.