Subject: RE: Food Budget in Europe
We control costs by eating from the grocery store at least one meal a day, breakfast is most often included in the room cost,

Even when breakfast is included in the cost of the room, sometimes if you insist you don't want the breakfast and ask how much the room is without it, the hotel will deduct the cost of the breakfast. Then you can go out and often get your own breakfast for much cheaper (or you can go to a local grocery store and buy fruit for breakfast). This is especially good if you're not a big breakfast eater, and just prefer a cup of coffee.

Laurie in Mexico City