Whether you’re visiting Fort Worth on a per diem budget or you’re just wanting to get a little more for your money, we have some suggestions for how to eat more and spend less!

Hulen Street 

At Pearl Snap Kolaches on Hulen street, a kolache (even one stuffed with meat) and a cup of coffee will run you around $5. If you’re feeling splurge-y, get a sweet and a savory kolache.


At Yogi’s Deli & Grill, the Fort Worth institution’s been serving students on a college budget and families for decades, so it’s great for lunch. Most of the sandwiches and burgers cost less than $10, while the most expensive salad tops out at a little over $10.


Local's Food Kitchen serves up gourmet food to-go that is perfect for the student on the go. A house-smoked brisket burrito for breakfast will run you $7.50. Not a morning person? Grab a half MexCrunch salad or a Pimento Cheese BLT for lunch. Both cost about $10.

Total: $35-40


Dwell Biscuits’ new location catty corner from campus is ideal if you need a quick bite. Pick three biscuit minis in your choice of four flavors for $5 and add a cup of coffee, matcha tea, or a mocha with house-made chocolate.


Buffalo Bros. offers the real deal chicken wings just like they make in Buffalo, NY. Pizza, sub sandwiches, and a couple of salads round out the menu. Try the wings or the “Beef on Weck,” a thinly sliced roast beef served on a Kimmelweck roll with a little horseradish. During the weekday happy hour, slices of pizza are half price. It’s worth it to note that there’s a new Buffalo Bros. location in Sundance Square.


Thai Select’s humble exterior in a strip mall just north of Interstate 20 belies the care and quality that goes in to some of the best Thai cuisine in the city. Dinner plates (including curries, noodle and rice dishes, and a great selection of vegetarian options) run about $11. If you have a little left over, you can indulge in a boba tea or Thai iced tea or iced coffee.

Total: $35-40