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.
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.
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!)
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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