Back To School Fever: Budget-Friendly Eats We’ll Always Love

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Illustrations by Kiel Vasquez

Because school is right around the corner, we’re going back in time to give you a round-up of all the eats that have always held a special place in our hearts from our days in uniforms, all-nighters, and allowances. As a tribute to this back to school fever, here are some of our topnotch budget-friendly comfort food faves.

1.Milktea

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The reign of milk tea shall never end

First on our list, milktea! We do understand the craze over the popular drink right now, being your typical 90’s babies who experienced the first wave of the craze back in our college days. Like magic, just a sip of this refreshing drink seems to put all our worries at bay (and the magic lives on to this day). The best part? It’s impossible to get enough of the drink, as it is served in different flavors and can be mixed in with several pairings that can suit your every mood.

2. Pasta Boy

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The instant pick-me-up for those pasta cravings

Pasta meals may seem kind of expensive at first glance. But the offerings over at Pasta Boy are here to save the day with a menu that will make your wallets breathe a sigh of relief, and your mouths drool in anticipation. From 60 pesos, you can enjoy your favorite pasta in a sea of different flavors. Be it Asian Flavors, Vegetarian Options or options in Cream Sauce and Spicy Garlic, don’t you worry because they’ve got it all on hand!

3. Street Food

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Isaw and kwek kwek will never go out of style

School won’t ever be the same without those legendary street food snack breaks with the barkada. And isaw and kwek-kwek never fail to make merienda time what it’s worth! Isaw has always been an epic streetside snack remember fried and thank God, they still exist up to this day. And oh, kwek-kwek, how can we ever forget thee? Whether it’s doused with salt or tangy vinegar, it’s bound to be a match made in heaven.

4. Uncle John’s Fried Chicken

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Who can ever say no to Ministop fried chicken?

Last but definitely not the least on the list is our top comfort food of all time, fried chicken! For students, we definitely recommend Uncle John’s Fried Chicken available in your nearest Ministop. Imagine, for less than 80 pesos, you can munch your stress away and treat your tastebuds post-midterms with a timeless classic.

What’s your favorite budget-friendly eat as a student? Let us know in the comments below!