Buying groceries in a local store, at the farmer’s market, or local fruit and vegetable stands will help save some money when traveling. You can often buy great snacks, fresh bread, local cheeses, and fresh fruits and vegetables. You won’t have to rely on stopping at the nearest restaurant when everyone is starving.
Pack various sizes of resealable bags and a small cooler and you can buy food for a picnic or save your leftovers for later.
Staying in a hotel and want to know good places to eat? Instead of asking the concierge, ask the bartender or barista where they like to eat. You might find more local places with interesting food.