Go easy on the wallet

Go easy on the wallet

Eating out

Eating out can be, sometimes, a bit of a hassle for college students. There are many factors that play a big part in deciding where to go, such as, ‘is it close to college?’, ‘is the food good?’ and the most common ‘can I afford it?’ Staying on a budget is an extremely difficult task for a college-goer, especially during summer as you need something to cool you down every five minutes.

But just because you have only a certain allowance doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the food that you love. The high-end eating places can burn a hole in your pocket. But if you really look hard, you’ll find small eateries in the City that may not look appealing but have amazingly good food and are priced low, probably, to attract students. 

One such place is the ‘New Punjabi Hotel’ near Forum Mall. Here, you will find some of the best North-Indian cuisine at very affordable rates. Mala Mathew, a first-year college student, and her friends like to visit this modern-day dhaba more than the famous fast food restaurants. She says, “The place has good food, and since we are on a budget, it’s very convenient. If I had a bigger allowance, I would eat at KFC and McDonalds. But sometimes it’s nice to try out different things”

Students tend to avoid those places that they are unfamiliar with and those that are not hygienic. However, in the City, there are many delightful and affordable places that a college student must try. JNC Road in Koramangala is the ideal place for food lovers as you will find all kinds of reasonable restaurants that will surely tickle your taste buds and be gentle on your wallets too. A few favourites in this area are ‘Khawa Karpo’, which serves Tibetan cuisine, and ‘Veekes & Thomas’, a small pizzeria.

Parwin Azeez, a media student, who is a regular at both the food joints, says, “I could eat the food they serve here all the time and it’s cheap too.”  When asked whether the place is hygienic, she jokes “Well, I am still here, aren’t I?” There are a lot more of these student-friendly places. But don’t forget to do your homework as you don’t want to end up with a bad tummy, although there are a daring few like Kevin Fernandez who says “If I like the food, then I don’t care about how clean the place is.” 

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