When you're too lazy to cook but too broke to eat out, what to do? Hit up one of our five favorite spots in South End to score a meal for just a few bucks. And just because you're curing your cravings at an unbeatable price doesn't mean you're skimping on flavor—the best fried chicken in the city awaits!
Price's Chicken is revered as the best fried chicken in Charlotte. This slow-cooked, melt-in-your-mouth, fried chicken will make even the pickiest of southern taste buds ecstatic. Order a 1/4 dark or white meat sandwich and you'll scoot out under budget. (Remember, Price's is cash only. ATM available.)
Owen's bagels are unforgettable. If you're pinching pennies you can pick between several of their massive, steamed bagel sandwiches for just a few bucks. We'll always go with Mary's Grubby Bubby.
Mr. K's has been around for 50 years and it feels like their prices have remained unchanged. You have to search the menu high and low to find something over $5. You can easily feast on a Mr. K's dog and a soft serve cone (a must order) and keep your wallet smiling.
Zack's Hamburgers is a Charlotte institution serving up 'the Burger of Burgers' since 1975. If you're seeking good grub at a good price, this spot will delight.
Renaissance Patisserie's cases are filled with sweet and savory croissants, gorgeous quiches and decadent pastries. Go for fanciful french pastries that are heavy on the flavor and perfect on price. Plus, they're baked by a true Frenchman—he's worked around the world and for Oprah, works for us!