1. El Rinconcito Cafe - 1129 11th St NW Washington, DC 20001
El Riconcito Cafe is a popular El Salvadorian restaurant know for their pupasas. You can order their almost anything for under $10 and you’ll get plenty of food to fulfill your Latin America cravings.
2. Mangialardo - 1317 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Mangialardo has some of the best subs in the area. They are stacked with meat, cheese and the freshest bread around. And the best part is they only cost around $6-$8.
3. Keren Restaurant - 1780 Florida Ave NW
There are so many incredible Ethiopian restaurants in Washington DC and Keren is one of the best. Their entrees scubas their tibsi and cotoletta will cost you around $9.
4. Penn Grill - 825 20th St NW
Penn Grill is a popular lunch place with delicious Mongolian style BBQ. You choose your ingredients, loading up on meat, veggies and noodles as you please. Everything is priced by weight and you can usually get a filling meal for about $7.
5. Muncheez - 1071 Wisconsin Ave NW
In a bright blue futuristic converted row home, Muncheez serves the best Lebanese food in the area. The schwarma here is fantastic and only around $8 but they have a wide range of other items including crepes and sandwiches that are all under $10.
6. Beefsteak - 800 22nd St NW
If you are on a health kick but still want something that will fill you up and won’t break the bank, you need to head to Beefsteak. Create a custom vegetable bowl and add on extra like chicken or egg if you’re feeling extra hungry. Everything will end up costing around $10 or less, depending on what your extras are!
7. We, the Pizza - 305 Pennsylvania Ave SE
When you just need a good piece of pizza and want something with a little more options than classic cheese, you go to We, the Pizza. They offer a variety of different pizza including the Forest Shroomin Pie and the Buffalo Chicken. Slices cost around $4.
8. Greek Deli - 1120 19th St NW
The no fuss Greek Deli has been proudly serving authentic Greek food to DC since 1990. Sandwiches are all around $7 and the famous Greek specialties and platters usually range from $8-$10. This place almost always has a line so we recommend going a little bit before peak hours if you can.
9. Amsterdam Falafelshop - 2425 18th St NW
The Adams Morgan late night munchie spot serves delicious food, even when you’re not stumbling out of a bar. They have amazing falafel with unlimited toppings and delicious fries, which you can get for about $8.
10. District Taco - 1309 F St NW
Everyone’s favorite taco place makes the list because not only do they serve incredible tacos but they also serve them at a great price! You can get 3 for $8 here.
11. Salt and Pepper Grill - 2632 Georgia Ave NW
Salt and Pepper looks unassuming from the outside but their flavorful and satisfying Indian dishes are anything but unassuming. You’ll remember the delicious taste of the kabob. Go for lunch and everything is under $10.