Aside from McDonalds, street food and little baked pies, or pirogi is there a way to eat out in Samara if your resources are tight? Sure, we know a few ways to help you survive a financial lapse in style. So, how far will $5 get you?
Enjoy an Adzharian khachapuri (melted cheese and egg in a bread boat, (≈ $3) and a glass of any traditional mors (beverage made by boiling berries with sugar) (≈$1.5). Stuffed and happy, you’ve got just enough money left to grab a tram and ride off into the sunset.
Takeshi & Akira
This budget-friendly Japanese joint launched a combo menu with 11 sets (≈$3 — $5). Select your own components: 3 types of noodles, different veggies, onigiri with fried salmon, spicy mussels or teriyaki chicken, and whatnot. A decent-sized vegetarian combo will cost you (≈$3.5), and – voila – you’ve got enough left for an Americano.
Four hearty Georgian khinkali (huge dumplings) filled with beef or chicken (≈$3.5), and a glass of cranberry mors (≈$1). We haven’t thought of what to do with the change, but no doubt you’ll find a way to spend it.
A 24/7 spacious megapolis bar has something to offer the traveler with a tight budget. While there are pricey menu options, you can grab a mushroom soup (≈$4) and a glass of mors (≈$1) and stay within your limit.
When you’ve barely got enough for a Big Tasty, dine with a little more style at this democratic burger joint. Get a grilled hamburger with pickles and barbeque sauce (≈$3) and don’t even think about generic cola drinks – wash it down with Georgian Natakhtari lemonade in grape, pear or estragon flavors (≈$2).
You can also find breakfast for ($5) in Carrie’s coffee shop (2 Dachnaya), gets you a latte and baked syrniki (quark pancakes) and even fancy Italian in Percini located just next door with a meat calzone and a glass of juice.
So, don’t worry, you’ll survive in Samara with next to nothing in your pocket.