The Best Foods Under €10 Throughout Europe

Eat your way through Europe and stay on budget too!

In the Europe of yesteryear, travelers would navigate their trips following the Michelin Guide: a guide to highlighting the best cuisine a country could offer. The guide, which still exists today, is filled with high-end restaurants ranked anywhere from 1 to 3 stars. By following the guide, a traveler avoids even a single bad meal while abroad. However, today's vagabond may want a good meal that doesn't cost hundreds of euros. The Michelin Guide won't tell you this, but you can easily have a great meal in Europe for under €10, no matter where you go.

Falafel in Paris, €6.50

Yes, Paris is the land of patisserie, but no trip to Paris is complete until you pay visit to L'as Du Falafel. Their sandwich is a perfect food with double layers of hummus, crispy eggplant, Israeli salad, and freshly fried falafel, all topped with a tahini sauce. You can choose to add spicy sauce (you should) and then find a curb to sit on. Don't make the mistake of trying to eat it while walking. This sandwich requires a fork, and you won't want to lose one bite.

Porchetta Sandwich in Rome, €4

Porchetta Sandwich from Pancifico BonciSamantha Mangino

The Bonci family has the best carbs in all of Italy. With two locations near Vatican City, you can enjoy the Bonci Family's pizza at Pizzarium, where you can get traditional Roman pizza al taglio, or at their original location, Pancifico Bonci, which serves pizza, freshly baked breads, and warm, roasted porchetta. For only €4, they slice up the porchetta fresh and serve it on toasted Ciabatta, giving you what may just be the cheapest, most delicious thing you'll eat all trip. And it's portable: eat it while walking over to Pizzarium for a second lunch.

Pad Thai in London, £7 (€7.76)

Pad Thai from Khanom KrokCasey Austin

Fish and chips may be the obvious answer here, but London offers some of the best global culinary fare. At Borough Market, you'll find a variety of stalls to taste your way through what London can offer. At Khanom Krok, a husband and wife serve authentic Thai street food, and their pad thai is outstanding. There's no seating, but you can enjoy your meal as you wander through the stalls of fresh produce.

Pommes Frites in Brussels, €2

Proper Belgian chips and mayonnaise Ben Sutherland

French fries may be the ultimate cheap food in any country, but they've been perfected in Belgium. Hand-cut fries are often paired with traditional dips, like mayo and curry sauce. However, higher-end (but still cheap) vendors will add meat, cheese, and other delectable toppings. Served in a paper cone, Pommes Frites are perfect on the go, so there's no need to slow down while exploring the city.

Fresh Juice and Pintxos in Barcelona, €4 Euro

"Barcelona, Spain 2012 - The Boqueria Market" by Maurizio Costanzo

Famous La Boqueria market in Barcelona cannot be missed if you're traveling through the city. A meal can be made by visiting not just one vendor but many. Fresh-squeezed juices with the freshest seasonal fruit are available to pair with the Spanish bar snack pintxos, fresh slices of bread stacked with savory meats, cheeses, or seafood. With the market open early, you could eat every meal there, tasting all the flavors of Spain on a budget.

Pretzels in Berlin, under €1

Authentic German PretzelKarin Hoelzl

Making a meal out of pretzels is easy in Germany, especially when you can pop into bakeries and buy them for less than €1. German pretzels are technically a Southern Bavarian specialty, but many of the traditional bakeries now have outputs in Berlin. The ultimate way to eat under €10 euro in Berlin is to go from bakery to bakery to find the best pretzel that 80c can buy. Locals swear by either Alpenstück Bächerei or Hofpfisterei, but you'll need to do a pretzel crawl to see for yourself.

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Do Non-Melatonin Sleep Aids Really Work?

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I Can't Sleep.

I truly cannot remember the last time I had a good night's rest. Even before the stay-at-home orders, I was just a little ball of nerves.

But lately, it's been awful. I toss and turn, it's always too hot or even too cold, sometimes I make myself tea and read for a bit, but when I'm still up at 1 a.m., I reach for my phone and then I'm up until 3. My sister and I have a weekly call, and our small talk about our exhaustion turned into an hour long conversation about sleep.

I Thought I'd Tried Everything. Even Melatonin.

My sister asked why I hadn't gone for the old staple, melatonin and I reminded her about the time we traveled abroad, and it gave me the weirdest nightmares (the horrible kind where you wake up in your dream and you're still in a dream). Chamomile tea didn't work, nothing worked.

She said she had a friend who swore by something I definitely hadn't heard of.

They Were NOT Pills, Teas or Anything I'd Seen Before.

A company called Objective makes Fast Asleep, a sleep solution delivered as chocolatey treats. They're created with saffron and GABA. If going to sleep was as easy as eating a piece of these chocolatey, minty delights every night, I'd be sold.

What Exactly Was In It?

Cocoa contains caffeine, so I didn't know how this would help me sleep. After talking with my sister, I went online and saw that the calming, sleep-supporting ingredients cancel out any of the very little caffeine content.

Saffron, the spice, is apparently known to help with staying asleep, and their GABA is a fermented version of the neurotransmitter that's known to help you relax and fall asleep faster. In a study, 100% of customers saw improvement in their sleep quality thanks to saffron. One hundred percent!

Do I Try It?

A bag of 30 pieces was only $40, and they had a money-back guarantee.

They're keto-friendly and only 30 calories a piece, so not too decadent before bedtime.

They were chocolatey-minty, which is my favorite flavor, so I was sold. I ordered a bag to try.

The First Night, I Wasn't Impressed.

I took one piece (super yummy!) - 30-60 minutes before bedtime is recommended - but when I climbed in, I didn't notice a difference. I was worried I'd wasted my money.

However, once I fell asleep, I stayed asleep until my alarm went off, which hasn't always been the case for me.

I checked the site again, and noticed that many people didn't notice a real difference until the third or fourth night - it builds up in your system over time, so I decided to keep an open mind the rest of the week.

The Second Night Was Completely Different

Without doing anything differently from the first night, my second night was amazing. I felt calm and sleepy as I was getting ready for bed, and once I hit the pillow, I was out the whole night.

It had to be these sweet treats. The next day, I even felt more balanced and relaxed - Fast Asleep helps boost serotonin levels and reduce cortisol (the stress hormone), and I definitely noticed a difference in my overall mood and alertness.

I Already Ordered More.

Just In Case! There's nothing habit-forming about this product, so it's completely safe to take every night, and I honestly always want to keep it in the house. I'd also love to offer it to anyone staying over in the guest room, whenever we have guests again.

Now that I'm getting a healthy 8 hours of sleep every night, I feel more equipped during the day to tackle the things I need to do and deal with some of my daytime stressors. I finally had the energy to clean the kitchen, which had been bothering me so much for the past few weeks.

With Objective's Fast Asleep, I get real sleep and balance my levels, so I don't have to feel tired during my waking hours. Sleep in the form of chocolate squares sounds so weird, but oh my goodness, do they work.

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The Best Apps for Craft Beer Delivery

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Offering a stark variety of craft beer, Drizly allows its users to mix and match 12-packs, sixers or by the bottle. Their guarantee is that they can have whatever you order delivered to your house in less than an hour. You can even schedule your delivery for a specific time, with each delivery taking around 20-40 minutes.


Saucey takes delivery very seriously. When you order with them they guarantee that they'll deliver in 30-minutes or less, or they guarantee two day shipping. Also, beer aside, their entire liquor cabinet is also up for grabs. From tequila and whiksey, to vodka and wine, nothing is off the table for Saucey.

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For those who enjoy strictly local beers, BeerMenus features a tap list from local bars and a broader stock list from your neighborhood beer store. With that, you can make sure to create a list of your favorite beers in your neighborhood, so that when they're in stock you can be ready to go.