While we love a good ugly sweater party as much as the next person, paying for everything that goes along with this joyous holiday season is enough to leave many people in the red. To give you an idea, the average Canadian will spend $640 just on gifts alone. Factor in food, drinks, and cab fare, and you have yourself one heck of a way to ring out 2013.
Before we completely ruin your eggnog buzz, we do have some good news: you have the Vancity Buzz and Chowmenow cheap eats each week! So to counteract that heavy spending, check out our latest 24 hours of food that cost less than $25.
Breakfast: Wicked Café
With an abundance of options, there is bound to be something to please your palette at this small café located just across the Granville Street Bridge. Try the Wicked Breakfast, which has two scrambled eggs, toast and jam for $4.60. There is also the Breakfast Sandwich for $4.46, the Belgian Waffle for $3.50, House Oatmeal for $3.25, or the toasted bagel with cream cheese for $2.99. Now that’s a lot of decision-making first thing in the morning.
With below freezing temperatures this week, you’ll have a new Bestie after chowing down on this soup and smoked cheddar roll.
Snack: Kamei Baru
We know that soup won’t keep you going till dinner, so just when those hunger pangs starts to form, head to Kamei Baru. From 2pm to 4:30pm you can score a few snacks to munch on for less than $5, including 45 cent chicken wings and $1.50 sausages!
Dinner: Bonchaz Bakery
Chicken Penne Alfredo, Beef Marinara Rotini, and the Eggplant Lasagna are just $4.95 at Bonchaz. You may also want to try their latest creation: Creamy Chicken Casserole with sweat peas and savoury rosemary and cheese.
Take that dessert to go, because let’s face it: everything tastes better curled up on the couch with pajamas.