On a strict $5 budget per person, you’re left with just a handful of choices. While the appetizers are reasonably priced ($5 will get you fried tofu), we needed a full meal. So we turned to Melt’s signature sandwiches. The simplest — a classic, grilled bread-and-cheese combo called The Kindergarten — is also the cheapest at $5. And that fiver goes a long way: havarti cheese, two slices of thick bread, a mound of french fries and a side of coleslaw. My friend had to take half the sandwich home in a doggy bag.A more figure-friendly, inexpensive option is a side salad for $3 and a cup of the soup of the day (stuffed pepper when we visited), which rings in at $2. It’s more filling than it sounds. The side salad was piled high with spring greens, julienned red peppers and a liberal sprinkling of blue cheese. The soup, served with Goldfish crackers, ate like a stew. Got some extra change?
There are plenty of waysone person can enjoy a grilled cheese specialty for under $10, with a variety of toppings from eggs and bacon to peanut butter and bananas.