Food problem

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1. Posted by virgi_cin (Budding Member 8 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hello, im looking for places to eat in each city, the cheapest possible. i know we can eat at markets and buy things at supermarkets but we would like to have a few places to eat either at lunch or dinner. i know that many places have fixed priced menus. can you recommend some of the ones you liked in any of these cities?

thanks !

2. Posted by jaxstar84 (Respected Member 415 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

There was a decently priced italian place we went to in brugge, tho i couldnt tell you the name! its one of the corners of the main square. i think if youstand in front of the town hall (the BIIIG one on the markt, you cannot possibly miss it, not the one with the tower you can climb) then its to the left. its for an upstairs section, and its pretty cheap...

3. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3290 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

You won't have any problems finding cheap places to eat in Berlin or Prague.

For Berlin I recommend picking up Sandeman's free guide book (available in independent hostels like Meininger's). They had a recommendation for a fantastic Falafel joint near Friedrichstrasse as well as some other sensible rec's with decent local fare.

In Prague I ate at the food stalls on the street. There was a chain I nicknamed "Czech McD's", they had a stall at every corner. Their fare was roughly the same as McD's (with a Czech flavour) but for 1/3 the price.

4. Posted by spootnik (Full Member 62 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

For Paris, restaurants usually offer cheaper menus for lunch. Otherwise, you can eat in Brasseries or Cafes for a very decent price....

5. Posted by virgi_cin (Budding Member 8 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I was wondering now what MUST we try in each city. Are there any tipical meals/foods that we have to try in each one?

6. Posted by jaxstar84 (Respected Member 415 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

well in brugge apparently the mussels are something you need to eat! along with the chocolate and fries with mayo!

Berlin, you should eat a berliner! that doesnt mean eat a berlin local either :P its a jam filled donut - made a little more famous thru a US president standing before the german ppl in berlin and saying Ich bin ein Berliner! he called himself a jam donut........

vienna get into the apple strudel, YUM YUM!! also you cant miss a wiener schnitzel! delish... they usually come quite plainly, just the crumbed veal n fries, and its traditional to squeeze a lemon over it, a nd its really pretty nice! its called wiener schnitzel beacuse in german, vienna is called Wien, and so its a wien-er schnitzel... bit od useless trivia for you :P

7. Posted by AshleyC (Respected Member 53 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Prague is very cheap. You can eat very well for very little compared to other european cities. I really developed a taste for goulash and dumplings in Prague. Beer is also really cheap there (in fact, cheaper than water). Keep in mind that in Germany, there is some sort of law stating that hostels cannot have guest kitchens. So you cannot really prepare a meal there.