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9 Affordable Ann Arbor Eats

A guide to eating cheap in A2.

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Ann Arbor may be a college town, but that doesn't mean there's only cheap bar food to be had. Sure there are the burgers-and-beers (and those are delicious), but stepping out of the pub, there are some different treasures to be found in this town. These 9 foodie finds won't break the bank.

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Seoul Street

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Go for the hot Korean fried chicken but make sure to place your order before true hunger sets in. Orders can take up to 45 minutes, but the wait is completely worth it. The thighs are super filling — a personal combo of two wings or boneless strips and two drums or thighs under $10 could probably last for two meals. Make sure to grab lots of napkins. [Photo]

Northside Grill

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A neighborhood favorite, especially among the med-school crowd, Northside serves up large portions of home-style breakfast and free coffee refills. Get two-eggs with hash browns and a toast or biscuit (go for the biscuit) for under $6. [Photo]

Ahmo's Gyros & Deli

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A college-town favorite, fresh Mediterranean dishes for a college-sized budget. Grinders and gyros under $6, and all kinds of calzones for under $8. Perhaps pair that chicken kabob sub with a $4 half Greek salad. [Photo]

Fleetwood Diner

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Nestled into downtown, this 24-hour spot is best known for its hippie hash: homemade hash browns with feta and all the veggies one could want in a late-night treat: tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, peppers, and broccoli. Get it with two eggs and toast for under $7. [Photo]

NeoPapalis

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Create your own pie at this fast-casual style pizza place, also offering made-to-order sandwiches and salads. A classic Margherita starts at $8 and will likely be more than enough for one for dinner. Or split that with a friend and get a huge customizable salad (ya know, to be healthy) starting at $6 with most non-meat toppings included. The ingredients are super fresh and the portions are anything but small. [Photo]

Iorio's Gelateria

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Already eating at Neopapalis? Then may as well head down the block for dessert at Iorio’s. With traditional and uniquely flavored gelato, make like a kid in a candy shop (or in this case a gelateria) and choose an interesting combination. Any size from piccolo (4 oz) to grande (8 oz) comes with unlimited flavors, and all are under $5. [Photo]

Lucky's Market

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Yes, it’s a supermarket chain, but the pizza and deli counter offer up some cheap and tasty prepared choices. Every Friday from 5 p.m. to close, 16-inch New York-style pizzas are $2 off and could easily be dinner and breakfast the next day. Free wine and beer samplings on Wednesdays and Thursdays, respectively, make for a happy hour no-brainer. [Photo]

Biercamp Artisan Sausage & Jerky

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Blink and miss this quaint shop selling artisan sausage, jerky, and barbecue. While Biercamp is open in the evenings, sandwiches often sell out, so a lunchtime excursion is a safer bet. Get a slow-cooked pulled pork sandwich with local pickles for $7.99 or a sausage for $5. Already sold out? Grab one of the many, many cuts and flavors of jerky from the fridge: venison, bison, Jamaican Jerk pork, Michigan cherry, and maple beef, or one of the “smoke sticks” as an afternoon snack. [Photo]

Taco King

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Nestled in the front of a Latin grocery store, these tacos are Mexican fast food at their best. Offering a varied selection of burritos, enchiladas, and of course, tacos. Tacos start at $2.25 with a choice of meat ranging from chicken to tripa (intestines) to chorizo. Vegetarians fear not, there is an abundant meatless menu as well. [Photo]

Seoul Street

Go for the hot Korean fried chicken but make sure to place your order before true hunger sets in. Orders can take up to 45 minutes, but the wait is completely worth it. The thighs are super filling — a personal combo of two wings or boneless strips and two drums or thighs under $10 could probably last for two meals. Make sure to grab lots of napkins. [Photo]

Northside Grill

A neighborhood favorite, especially among the med-school crowd, Northside serves up large portions of home-style breakfast and free coffee refills. Get two-eggs with hash browns and a toast or biscuit (go for the biscuit) for under $6. [Photo]

Ahmo's Gyros & Deli

A college-town favorite, fresh Mediterranean dishes for a college-sized budget. Grinders and gyros under $6, and all kinds of calzones for under $8. Perhaps pair that chicken kabob sub with a $4 half Greek salad. [Photo]

Fleetwood Diner

Nestled into downtown, this 24-hour spot is best known for its hippie hash: homemade hash browns with feta and all the veggies one could want in a late-night treat: tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, peppers, and broccoli. Get it with two eggs and toast for under $7. [Photo]

NeoPapalis

Create your own pie at this fast-casual style pizza place, also offering made-to-order sandwiches and salads. A classic Margherita starts at $8 and will likely be more than enough for one for dinner. Or split that with a friend and get a huge customizable salad (ya know, to be healthy) starting at $6 with most non-meat toppings included. The ingredients are super fresh and the portions are anything but small. [Photo]

Iorio's Gelateria

Already eating at Neopapalis? Then may as well head down the block for dessert at Iorio’s. With traditional and uniquely flavored gelato, make like a kid in a candy shop (or in this case a gelateria) and choose an interesting combination. Any size from piccolo (4 oz) to grande (8 oz) comes with unlimited flavors, and all are under $5. [Photo]

Lucky's Market

Yes, it’s a supermarket chain, but the pizza and deli counter offer up some cheap and tasty prepared choices. Every Friday from 5 p.m. to close, 16-inch New York-style pizzas are $2 off and could easily be dinner and breakfast the next day. Free wine and beer samplings on Wednesdays and Thursdays, respectively, make for a happy hour no-brainer. [Photo]

Biercamp Artisan Sausage & Jerky

Blink and miss this quaint shop selling artisan sausage, jerky, and barbecue. While Biercamp is open in the evenings, sandwiches often sell out, so a lunchtime excursion is a safer bet. Get a slow-cooked pulled pork sandwich with local pickles for $7.99 or a sausage for $5. Already sold out? Grab one of the many, many cuts and flavors of jerky from the fridge: venison, bison, Jamaican Jerk pork, Michigan cherry, and maple beef, or one of the “smoke sticks” as an afternoon snack. [Photo]

Taco King

Nestled in the front of a Latin grocery store, these tacos are Mexican fast food at their best. Offering a varied selection of burritos, enchiladas, and of course, tacos. Tacos start at $2.25 with a choice of meat ranging from chicken to tripa (intestines) to chorizo. Vegetarians fear not, there is an abundant meatless menu as well. [Photo]

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