Five fabulous picks for affordable eats that don't burn a hole in your pocket.
Do textbooks or gem show indulgences have your budget hurting?
Here are five fabulous picks for affordable eats for $8 or less. Prices are subject to change.
The B Line
621 N. Fourth Ave.
First off, The B Line’s entire breakfast menu is under $8. So if you show up before 11 a.m. on weekdays or before noon Saturday and Sunday, you’re golden.
For lunch & dinner, options are still affordable. The Tuna Sandwich ($6.95) features tuna salad with horseradish, raisins, celery, and slivered almonds. It’s served with mesclun greens and pickles.
The bowl of Tortilla Soup ($6.95) features a blend of chicken broth, tomato, lime, avocado, tortilla chips, and cheese. Alternatively, do half of the tuna sandwich with a cup of tortilla soup for $7.95.
A couple burrito options are also available. The Bean & Cheese Burrito ($5.95) is filled with pinto beans, achiote rice, pico, cheese. Order it enchilada-style for $7.45. The Veggie Burrito ($7.95) features the same fillings, but with sautéed vegetables instead of cheese.
For more information, visit thebline.xyz.
2825 N. Country Club Rd.
While several entrées break the $8 mark, check out the savory pastry case. Spiced Zatar Bread ($2.49), meat flatbread Lahme B Ajeen ($2.99), Spinach Pie ($1.49), and several other a la carte options are superb mixed and matched.
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El Chivo de Oro
457 W. Irvington Rd.
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Yes, tacos are cheap, but the Cabeza Tacos here on house-made corn tortillas are only $1 each. The salsas are fantastic, too. Try beating this value.
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Fresco Pizzeria & Pastaria
3011 E. Speedway Blvd.
You could make an easy meal out of Fresco’s appetizers (I’ve done it more than I’m willing to admit). For a carby delight, order the Superstix ($6), mini breadsticks tossed in olive oil, garlic, parsley, and Pecorino Romano. Another satisfying guilty pleasure is eating a full loaf of Garlic Bread ($5) by yourself.
If you want to keep it light, the Caprese Salad ($6) keeps it classic with mozzarella slices, Roma tomatoes, extra-virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and black pepper.
Their six-inch Parmesan Style Oven-Baked Subs range from $6.50 to $7.
For more information, visit frescopizzeria.com.
5737 E. Speedway Blvd. • 1970 W. River Rd • 7585 S. Houghton Rd.
Serial Grillers offers conventional cheesesteaks, but you can save almost a buck by ordering chicken or veggies instead.
The Dexter ($7.75) eats like a pizza with its combination of marinara, pepperoni, provolone, grilled onions, and chicken. The Jason Vegetarian ($7.75) features grilled onions, hot cherry peppers, sweet peppers, avocado, lettuce, tomatoes, mayo, and pepper jack cheese.
Slices of specialty pizzas ring in at $6.50. Get the signature Bone Collector with mozzarella, provolone, cheddar, boneless wings, scallions, ranch, and buffalo sauce.
For more information, visit serialgrillersaz.com.
To see additional affordable eating options, read 5 Fabulous Cheap Eats Under $8 in Tucson, Volume 1 and 5 Fabulous Cheap Eats Under $8 in Tucson, Volume 2.