Subject: Food Budget in Europe
You asked about budgeting food in Europe while on an independent trip. We control costs by eating from the grocery store at least one meal a day, breakfast is most often included in the room cost, and save the grand meals for when you are sure they will be grand! Another thing we do is to not sit down to eat a casual bite as the extras for a table seting in a cafe are no small sum. Of course, we break all these rules on occasion. Not often, though. We also buy local wines in the grocery store for our picnic meals whether they be at noon or in the evening.

Gretchen, SC, USA