By Cielestia Calbay
Eating out at pricey sit-down restaurants can be the last thing
on students’ minds.
And while it may be difficult to resist the temptation to stock
up on those 10 for $1 specials on Cup of Noodles, there are a
variety of appetizing eateries on campus to satisfy all tastes,
without breaking the bank.
Popular fast food establishments like Panda Express and Subway
are on-campus favorites.
The orange chicken bowl at Panda Express is a classic staple
among the hungry, at just $4.19
Subway’s lean cold cut sandwiches are also an option, as it
offers healthy items like the 6-inch turkey breast, which averages
to 280 calories at $5.
Another healthier campus favorite is Fresh_ÒåÇns, which offers
fat-free dairy and low-calorie smoothies and ice cream.
At just $4, students can opt for a 16-ounce smoothie.
Sounjew Phommala, a fourth-year apparel merchandise and
management student, says Mango Beach is her personal favorite.
“I like having it for breakfast when I’m in a hurry because it
fills me up pretty fast,” said Phommala.
A blend of mangoes, peaches and pineapple juice, Mango Beach is
A healthy and filling alternative is the chicken teriyaki bowl
at Kikka Sushi.
Easily affordable at just $4.69, these bowls won’t pop a
For an added bonus, ditch the rice and go for the bok choy.
Students can also venture off campus to areas like The
Marketplace on Grand Avenue and Valley Boulevard if the fare
selection on campus becomes too much of a habit.
Chick-Fil-A is a great choice among chicken aficionados.
Their chargrilled chicken sandwich is only 270 calories at just
And if Mexican food is on your mind, then head over to Rubio’s
on Tuesdays, where their world famous fish tacos are just $1.25
from 2:30 p.m. until closing.
Another great find is Jinza Teriyaki on Pomona Boulevard, which
boasts an appetizing selection of teriyaki plates and bowls,
yakisoba, tempura and rolls.
Eight pieces of spicy tuna rolls are only $2.99.
Despite these bargains, frequenting takeout and fast food can
have its consequences.
MSN Money suggests strategizing a weekly meal plan. This could
include investing in a basic cookbook, opting for smaller portions,
subbing water for fountain drinks and skipping dessert.
These and other options may help stretch your budget instead of
the elastic on your pants.
Chris Sloan/Poly Post
On campus eats for less than $5
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