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Cheap Eats: How a Wilson Kid Can Eat for Under $5


At times, it seems impossible to chow down after school in Tenleytown without spending $8 at the Whole Foods hot bar. Yet in reality, it’s easy to find cheap eats under $5 in walking distance from Wilson

Angelico Pizza: What would a cheap eats list be without pizza?  Angelico Pizza offers a cheese slice for around $3.30 and a pepperoni slice for $3.60, also try their Spinach & Feta triangles; dough triangles stuffed with sautéed spinach and feta cheese baked golden crisp.

4529 Wisconsin Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20016

Panera Bread: The cozy café offers everyone’s favorite Peanut Butter & Jelly, at around $3 with yogurt and a choice of bread, an apple or chips.  On the lighter side, you can try one of the chocolate chip or pumpkin muffies (flat muffin).

4501 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington, D.C. 20016

 Mayflower Chinese Restaurant: The cheap carryout is famous for their crinkle-cut french-fries for an unbelievably low $1 and they are best when you top them off with ketchup and D.C.’s infamous mumbo sauce. Their cold sesame noodles are also bargain for $4.45.

4427 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington, D.C. 20016

Chipotle Mexican Grill: The most famous after school restaurant has a mouthwatering cheese quesadilla at $3 and a chicken quesadilla at $5. And if you’re feeling basic, grab a rice burrito and a courtesy cup for $1.

4301 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20016

Popeyes: The home of Louisiana fried chicken has various kids’ meals that come with your choice of chicken-nuggets, a chicken leg or a chicken tender with a regular side, a biscuit and a drink. One of their signature sides, blackened chicken tenders, and Cajun rice are under $3 for all.

4309 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016