Cheap meals when backpacking? Watch

WastingMyThyme
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Hellllllo


From the looks of the summer holiday and Interrail threads, a LOT of people are going away on this forum (funnily enough) and I'm guessing quite a lot of them will be backpacking too.

So, rather than blowing tight budgets on restaurants with prices hiked up just for tourists, I was wondering what sort of meals people find good/easy to prepare whilst on the road? With this I mean things you can pick up in a supermarket wherever you are and eat without too much cost/pain of having to eat it etc.

I'm thinking along the lines of things like good 'ol tuna and sweetcorn mixed in a tupperware box etc.. !!

Any ideas? All I've found so far for things like 'backpacking meals' is things people take with them like Geobars (!!) or whatever, rather than easy meals/food to eat.

Merci

WMT
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I was thinking of either going to a restaurant away from tourist areas every so often. Otherwise I am planning on picking up bits and bobs from markets or shops and taking them back to the hostel I'm at.

Thanks for this thread, I hadn't really considered this aspect of my holiday!
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Carrying bread and jam around is always a good idea :P Nice evening snack or breakfast, along with tea bags! Just prepare your own lunchs by buying stuff from the supermarket.
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pasta, for all those hostels with kitchens. You can always buy tinned tuna/sweetcorn. I agree with Ewan, bread and jam is always a good way to feed your hunger (even though you get so sick of it after awhile).

You could also make couscous salad, similar to your tupperware mix.
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It depends where you're going. In Asia, you're best bet are local food markets and street vendors. The markets are normally frequented by locals as opposed to tourists, so there are no price hikes, just brilliant, authentic dishes at ridiculously low prices. They're basically just large congregations of every type of food vendor imaginable, and you can go around buying different things from different stands, spending a few pence here, a few pence there. We at till we burst just about every night for 50p or so, sometimes less.
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McDonalds!
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peanuts!
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If you are in a hostel and it has a kitchen after a quick trip to a supermarket you are sorted. In Europe supermarket bread and cheese and meats is a good way to go.
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