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New student guide: nearby eats that won’t break the bank

Hungry but don’t have much to spend? No worries! There are plenty of spots on and around campus that offer meals at low prices, allowing you to stretch your last dollars wisely. Whether it’s after class or after hours, you’re sure to find something to please your appetite. 


Taqueria Monterrey

111 E University Dr Ste 102, Denton, TX 76201

Without a doubt the best place to eat off-campus, and it is just a short walking distance away from Texas Woman’s University. Taqueria Monterrey serves authentic Mexican cuisine including enchiladas, gorditas, sopes, tortas — you name it. And never forget to finish off the feast with one of their fresh homemade churros!


306 W. University Dr, Denton, TX 76201

Every college student’s first resort that does not involve noodles. With a 24-hour drive-thru, McDonald’s satisfies all the late-night cravings at any hour and at low costs. That five-dollar 10-piece nugget meal always tastes the best at 3 in the morning.


315 W. University Dr, Denton, TX 76201

The $5 Fill Up. Enough said.



The most essential restaurant on campus and also the on-campus the restaurant that stays open the longest. Located on the first floor of the library, Starbucks serves coffee, tea and meal-time bites all day from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays at rather budget friendly prices. The average cost for food and a drink will only take roughly 7 dollars from the grad school fund. 

Tea Co.

Just looking for something to quench your thirst? Try the Garden Room’s Tea Co. Tea Co. specializes in boba drinks, but if that’s not your thing, beverages can be easily made without any toppings. Tea Co. serves tea, slushes, coffee and occasionally small bites, all amounting to reasonable and wallet-friendly prices.

Baptist Student Ministry

Maybe not the first place that comes to mind when hunger strikes, but definitely a penny saver. TWU’s Baptist Student Ministry, located to the left of the Oakland Complex, serves free lunch every Wednesday from 12-1 p.m. No cost equals no guilt, and food always tastes better when it is free.

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