Beach eats: College budget edition

It’s winter, so obviously that means it’s time for the beach. Since we don’t have seasonal weather in Florida — besides hurricane season —  everyday is a great day to enjoy the beach. Just like any activity we do while in college, we want it to be affordable. Even on a budget, we would still like to treat ourselves to some good eats. To make sure you keep your bank account safe at the beach, here is compiled list of Krusty Krab quality food, so you don’t have to feel like you‘re eating at the Chum Bucket.

Florida being a popular tourist state has resulted in numerous restaurants populating beaches. Many of these restaurants are too expensive for most college students. But just like Guy Fieri says, there is always a way to find good food for a reasonable price. If you are in the mood for pizza, two pizza shops at the beach that offer great options and pricing. They’re called Beach Pizza and Pizza on the Beach. And don’t forget to get the best topping, pineapple. If you are really trying to “treat yo self,” then have some greasy food. Primanti Brothers and Lulu’s Bait Shack have got you covered on your fried food cravings. For those who want to indulge in the Cuban cuisine of the area, 925 Nuevo’s Cubano has you covered.

So, you have a sweet tooth? Well, a hot day at the beach pairs well with some ice cream. Yo Mama’s Ice Cream has many offerings that will cool you down on a warm evening, like a milkshake or a create-your-own ice cream sundae. Or, get fancy and get gelato at Gelato-Go. If cold ice cream makes your teeth hurt, don’t worry because there are still popular bakeries at the beach. At Nanou French Bakery & Café, you can fill up with a cinnamon roll or an almond croissant.

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