Cheap Eats That Won’t Damage The Bank Account

LaNeki Freeman, Reporter

As a Kansas City native, I find myself getting overwhelmed when it comes time to finding something to eat that doesn’t only taste good but also doesn’t take the little money I do have. When searching for something to eat after a long week or after a night class, I want to find something easy with little to no hassle. However, when it comes to finding somewhere that could meet those requirements, I find looking for the perfect place is dreadful. I have composed a list of some of the best restaurants and eating places that you may not know about that won’t break your bank account but still give you that full feeling.

To make the list even easier I have broken down each place by geographic locations, distance from Rockhurst, and the cheapest to the most expensive food on the menu. Everyone deserves a meal that is filling regardless of how much they are able to spend.

If you are like me and are without a car, or you enjoy walks, here are some places close to Rockhurst where you can receive delicious food without a large bill:

Tiki Taco new restaurant

Tiki Taco: Although it hasn’t opened yet, Tiki Taco will be making its way across the street from Rockhurst University closest to the community center and McGee dormitory. This could be a good place to go if you are in the mood for Mexican food. Upon reviewing the menu, it includes all sorts of tacos, burritos, seafood options, Tiki Faves and even something that vegans and vegetarians would enjoy. The cheapest option is a crunchy taco for $1.75 and the highest item being a $19.99 pack of twelve crunchy tacos.

Urban Café: Need a place where you can get organic, vegan-friendly meals? Check out Urban Café. This restaurant is a twelve-minute walk (depending where on campus walking from) from Rockhurst University and is located at 5500 Troost Ave. Urban Café offers a Monday through Friday menu that is slightly different from their brunch menu that is offered Saturday and Sunday. The restaurant offers a variety of options including breakfast foods, sandwiches and wraps, desserts and plenty of drinks to sip on as you wait. The cheapest food item on the menu is $6 which is a plate of pancakes, and the most expensive food item is $23 which includes steak, eggs and fries. After visiting there myself, I was quick to notice the large portion sizes and the ability to truly get what you paid for.

The Peanut: Although it is a bit farther to walk (30 minutes or a seven-minute drive) I have never heard The Peanut receive a negative review. This place would be nice to visit if you want sports viewing and bar-like foods. It is located on 5000 Main Street and offers appetizers, sandwiches, sides, salads and Sunday brunch which are all good options to hang out with friend or even catch up with family. Menu prices vary from $2.50 to $23 and has all sorts of options that even the picky eaters will be able to enjoy.

Kin Lin: Are you in the mood for Chinese? Like the restaurant prior, this place is a bit far to walk (23 minutes or a six-minute drive) but receives a fairly high rating when it comes down to it. It is located at 314 E 51st The menu provides all types of flavors, combinations, and options allowing it to be something perfect for everyone. The price ranges from $10.99 to $16.99.