13 must-try cheap eats for under $10 in Auburn

Cheese Tots
The tater tots of my dreams. (@auburnplaza on Instagram)

Looking for a cheap bite to eat in Auburn this summer? Check out our list of 13 must-try snacks you can try on a tight budget.

1. Coffee Mafia

Bagel
This sandwich tastes like a dream. (@auburncoffeemafia on Instagram)

Craving a southern classic with a twist? You can try Coffee Mafia’s fan favorite Avocado Dream–yummy pimento cheese, sliced tomato and creamy avocado on a toasted everything bagel–for only $7.

2. Byron’s Smokehouse

Breakfast
Good morning from the smokehouse. (Maggie Dazzio/Bama Buzz)

Need some breakfast on a budget? Byron’s has you covered. Two eggs any style and your choice of bacon, sausage, or ham with a biscuit and grits or fried potatoes for only $4.95. 

3. El Taco Veloz

Tacos
Let’s taco-bout these deals! (Grace Howard/ Bama Buzz)

If you’re looking for the best way to spend your Tuesday, El Taco Veloz might be the answer. It may be a little further out, but they have the best $1 street tacos you’ll find in Auburn. 

4. Ross House

Coffee
The best fuel to start the day. (Grace Howard/ Bama Buzz)

Ross House is one of Auburn students’ favorite study spots, and for good reason. Their chewy apple cinnamon scone and a medium latte for $8.95 is a deal too delicious to beat.

5. The Irritable Bao

Bao
Chorizo Bacon Egg Cheese Bao and Korean Chicken Bao, yum! (@dumpslikeatruck_irritablebao on Instagram)

One of Auburn’s most beloved fan-favorite spots, The Irritable Bao, located at the heart of downtown right around the corner from Toomer’s, offers a daily selection of steamed bao buns for only a little over $3 each. Flavors range from classics like beef and carrot to fusion flavors like buffalo chicken dip and mac and cheese. 

6. Mo’Bay Beignet Co.

Beignets
Extra napkins, please! (Grace Howard/ Bama Buzz)

One of Auburn’s newest hot spots for sweet treats, Mo’Bay Beignet Co. serves up hot, powdered beignets all day. You can try three beignets for only $4.99, but don’t forget to add one of their signature syrups to dip for only .99 cents!

7. Big Blue Bagel Deli

Bagel Deli
Nothing like a Big Blue Bagel to start the day. (Maggie Dazzio/ Bama Buzz)

Big Blue Bagel Deli is a classic and affordable Auburn breakfast staple located right downtown. Try out any of their classic bagels and omelets as well as a variety of bagel sandwiches, such as their signature sandwich, the Tiger Melt. 

8. Foosackly’s

Cheese Fries
Gooey bacon and cheese? Yes, please. (Grace Howard/ Bama Buzz)

When Mobile-based chicken joint Foosackly’s came to Auburn, it became an instant hit among college students looking for cheap and delicious fried chicken and fries. One of their most economic and delicious eats, the bacon queso fries, will only run you about $4. 

9. Bizilia’s

Muffin
A warm and delicious way to start the morning. (Maggie Dazzio/ Bama Buzz)

Need a new brunch obsession? Bizilia’s “muffinini” might be the answer to your prayers. The dessert is simply a muffin cut in half and toasted like a panini, it’s warm, delicious, and the best part? It’s only $2.50!

10. The Plaza

Cheese Tots
Cheesy tot heaven! (@auburnplaza on Instagram)

The perfect appetizer to pair with Thursday night drink specials, The Plaza in Midtown offers all kinds of delicious finger food and drinks, including cheesy tots for only $2.50.

11. Good Karma

Indian Food
Your next downtown obsession. (Grace Howard/ Bama Buzz)

Good Karma’s new storefront downtown is a must-try for lovers of Indian cuisine. For a cheap and delicious summer treat, try their savory chicken or veggie samosas paired with a creamy mango lassi to cool off, all for under $10.

12. Little Italy

Pizza
Have your pie and eat it too. (Grace Howard/ Bama Buzz)

Any Auburn student will tell you Little Italy is at the top of their list when it comes to late night cravings. Offering a wide range of subs, calzones, and local beer selections, you can get the whole pie or just build your own slice for only $3.25.

13. The Bean

Cafe
Nothing like The Bean in the morning. (Grace Howard/ Bama Buzz)

The Bean cafe serves up hot fair-trade coffee and delicious pastries made in house every day, boasting the best cinnamon roll in Auburn for a price that won’t break the bank. 

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