Cheap Eats

We searched for cheap eats away from the office -- all under $10.

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Get your helping of 99 cent fish tacos and shrimp ceviche at TJ Oyster Bar in Chula Vista. Quality food for a cheap lunch away from the office.
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At the Tea Pavilion in the Japanese Friendship Garden, find sushi, rice bowls, noodles and sandwiches. A standout is the Asian pesto veggie sandwich served with Japanese potato salad. Also, enjoy a blood orange tea and get free refills.
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If you're in the mood for a late lunch/early dinner, Ocean Beach Farmer's Market, is every Wednesday 4-8 p.m. A top choice is the authentic ceviche and chips. Sit on a curb or walk and eat, either way the atmosphere is lively and the food is fresh! (And of course, free samples!)
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Try a 6" authentic philly cheesesteak for $4.75 or a 12" for $6.75 at McGonagle's in National City. Add fries and a soda to make it a combo, and you're in for a delicious and cheap lunch away from the desk. We say it's a must try!
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DiscoverSD.com
The Prado at Balboa Park is a delicious cheap eat. During the restaurant's 4-6pm and 8-10pm happy hours (Tues-Fri) in the lounge, find appetizers like chicken taquitos with roasted tomato salsa and crispy calamari for less than $5.
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Vegans, don't think we forgot about you. The Loving Hut's menu is completely under $10. Above is the Lemongrass chicken which sells for $6.75. Some other top choices are the Lucky Chow Mein and Eggplant Tofu, according to Yelp users. Head to North Park for this cheap eat.
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While The San Diego Museum of Art’s, Sculpture Court Café, serves some pricier entrees, inexpensive bites include caesar salad, chilled gazpacho, and the daily special that includes ½ sandwich or quiche with a side of soup or salad. Museum admission is not required.
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Bronx Pizza in Hillcrest serves huge New-York-style slices of pizza for $2.50. The crust is thin, the ingredients are fresh, and there is little grease to be found on these slices. Head to 111 Washington St. for this cheap eat.
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Home Plate Cafe
Home Plate Cafe inside the Hall of Champions at Balboa Park offers grab ‘n’ go salads, basic sandwiches, and ice-cream cones. It's also one of few places in the park where you can snag an ice-cold bottle of beer. Museum admission is not required.
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Right outside our studio, is the Horton Plaza Farmer's Market held every Thursday 11a.m.- 3 p.m. Fresh and cheap, doesn't get much tastier! If we missed your favorite "cheap eat" let us know! Comment below or to @nbcsandiego on Twitter.
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