8 Great Dallas Meals for Under $5
The economy putting a damper on dining out? Try one of the delicious—and cheap!—dishes.
$4.99 // Ceviche tostadas
WHERE: Gloria’s WHY: We can’t find a mound of orange roughy, scallops, and shrimp marinated in lime juice for less.
$3.50 // Banh mi sandwich
WHERE: b.b.bop Rice Bowls WHY: Fast food with all the flavors of Vietnam: seasoned grilled meat, crunchy, pickled carrots, fresh cilantro, and a jalapeño kick on the backside.
$4.99 // Beef shawarma sandwich
WHERE: Afrah Restaurant & Pastries WHY: A lot of Middle Eastern flavors—hummus, cucumber, shaved spicy meat—for very little dough.
$4.49 // Chicago dog
WHERE: Wild About Harry’s WHY: Because we love neon green relish. And hot dogs imported from Chicago. And sport peppers.
$5 // Three breakfast tacos and a soft drink
WHERE: Chiloso Mexican Bistro WHY: Because they’re better than the ones they sell on South Congress in Austin. And you can customize each one from a list of nine ingredients.
$3 // Four pork dumplings
WHERE: Kuai Dumplings & Soups WHY: Because they are pretty, and each dumpling is full of ground pork, cabbage, green onion, ginger, and garlic. And we can use the word “succulent” correctly.
$5 // Slice of New York-style pizza, salad, and a drink
WHERE: Primo Brothers Pizza WHY: If you have kids, you know why we love this place. It’s fast, cheap, and delicious. And they serve wine.
$2.99 // Original po’boy
WHERE: Antoine’s WHY: Because they have been making these sandwiches for 48 years. And we have nostalgic palates.