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21 Delicious D.C. Eats That Won't Break The Bank

All for less than $10.

We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us their favorite cheap eats in Washington, D.C. Here are the delicious results.

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1. Dumplings from Mandu:

Where: There are two locations — on 18th Street and on K Street.

Cost: $4 dumplings every day during happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Recommended by Emma Lord.

2. Korean tacos from Far East Taco Grille:

Via Flickr: eddiekphoto

Where: Find them at 409 15th St. NE, or follow @FarEastTG on Twitter to see where their food truck will be next.

Cost: Three tacos for $8; burritos for around $9.

Recommended by dinersaur.

3. Build your own pizza — with unlimited toppings — at &pizza.

Where: There are nine locations throughout the D.C. metro area, plus locations at Washington National and Dulles International airports.

Cost: Less than $10. Prices vary by location.

Recommended by Mallory O'Connor, Facebook.

4. Tacos, for breakfast, lunch, or dinner from District Taco:

Where: Three locations in D.C. — Dupont Circle, Eastern Market, and Metro Center — with locations in Arlington and Alexandria.

Cost: Three tacos for $8.

"District Taco is unfairly delicious!" — Alex Levin, Facebook

5. A slice of pie or quiche from Dangerously Delicious Pies:!Cowboy/zoom/cd5q/image2054

Where: Find them on H Street or in Chinatown, or follow @ThePieTruckDC on Twitter to see if they'll be in your neighborhood.

Cost: $6.50–7.50 per slice.

Recommended by Zao Huang, Facebook.

6. A stuffed-to-the-max pita sandwich from Amsterdam Falafel Shop:

Via Flickr: 24249120@N00

Where: There are three locations in the District — on 18th Street NW, 14th Street NW, and L'Enfant Plaza — and other locations in Arlington, Somerville, and Annapolis.

Cost: Around $7.

Recommended by Xinwei Zeng, Facebook.

7. A sweet or savory empanada from Julia's Empanadas:

Where: Julia's has three locations in the District — in Adams Morgan, Dupont Circle, and Brightwood.

Cost: $4.18 for savory; $2.50 for sweet.

Recommended by Becka Wall, Facebook.

8. A cupcake from Baked and Wired:

Where: Find them in Georgetown at 1052 Thomas Jefferson St. NW.

Cost: $3.85 per cupcake.

"The Pretty Bitchin’ cupcake from Baked and Wired was one of my favorite things when I lived in D.C. The best chocolate cake ever, topped with the best peanut butter frosting ever. It was pretty bitchin'." — molliecatherineh

9. A grilled cheese deluxe from FoBoGro:

Where: Find them at 2140 F St. NW.

Cost: $3.99 for the grilled cheese deluxe; $5–9 for other sandwiches.

Recommended by Andy Lieberman, Facebook.

10. Pan con chicharron or lomo saltado from El Fuego Food Truck:

Where: Follow @elFuegoDc on Twitter to see where they'll be next.

Cost: $10.

Recommended by gavriek and sourfruitpunch.

11. The spicy lemongrass pho at Pho Viet:

Used with permission / Via Flickr: plantainsandkimchi

Where: Find them at 3513 14th St. NW.

Cost: Around $9.

Recommended by Tashween Ali.

12. The homemade toaster pastries from Ted's Bulletin:

Where: There are two D.C. locations — on 8th St. SE and 14th St. NW — and locations in Fairfax, Reston, and Gaithersburg.

Cost: Substitute toast with a toaster pastry (it's just like a Pop-Tart) at breakfast for around $2.

Recommended by dariennp.

13. A big-ass piece of pizza from Jumbo Slice:

Where: Find your drunk food in Adams Morgan at 2341 18th St. NW.

Cost: $5–7 per slice.

Recommended by katec30.

14. Honey hot wings at Boundary Stone:

Where: Find them at 116 Rhode Island Ave. NW.

Cost: Chicken wings for $9; seitan wings for $10.

Recommended by Victor Dooley, Facebook.

15. The peri-peri chicken at Nando's:

Via Facebook: NandosUSA

Where: There are four locations in D.C. — on 7th St. NW, on 18th St. NW, at The Yards, and at Tenleytown. Plus, there are 16 more locations in Virginia and Maryland.

Cost: $7.75 for a breast, a wing, and a side.

Recommended by shriyac.

16. The classic CapMac’n cheese from CapMac Food Truck:

Where: Follow @CapMacDC on Twitter to see where they'll be next.

Cost: $7.

Recommended by beths412b0aad6.

17. The Italian hoagie from Bub & Pop's:

Where: Find Bub & Pop's in Dupont Circle at 1815 M St. NW.

Cost: $8.

Recommended by Mike Bock, Facebook.

18. A rice bowl from TaKorean:

Where: Find them at Union Market and the Yards. The food truck is closed for the winter.

Cost: Around $9.

Recommended by Marissa Boyd, Facebook.

19. The crème brûlée doughnut at Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken:

Where: Get your doughnut at 1308 G St. NW.

Cost: Around $3.

Recommended by beths412b0aad6.

20. The loaded buns at Sakuramen:

Where: Find them at 2441 18th St. NW.

Cost: $7–8.

Recommended by Kat Leonard, Facebook.

21. The burrito platter at Tortilla Cafe:

Where: Find them at Eastern Market at 210 7th St. SE.

Cost: $6.50.

Recommended by juddd.

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