$10 Lunch Challenge – Queens vs. Tampa

In the midst of filming Queens of the Boroughs Series with my friend Joanna, we decided to do a $10 lunch challenge – Queens vs. Tampa. Feeling competitve we challenged another travel blogger in another city to see if and what she could get lunch for $10. With our own special guest in Queens we took off in search of lunch. Not only do you get to see who won, but also what you can get for lunch in these two cities!

Rules

There was only one rule for this $10 lunch challenge. The bill, including tax, had to come out to $10 or less per person.

Cities

Queens, New York verses Tampa, Florida

Participants

We had a special guest with us in Queens, NY, hip-hop artist Rain.

We challenged Lauren, a travel blogger from OutDoorsy Diva.

Outcome

Have you ever eaten at either place? Who do you believe won this challenge?

52 thoughts on “$10 Lunch Challenge – Queens vs. Tampa

  • January 31, 2016 at 1:36 pm
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    It was a close call especially with the size of portions and difference in state tax ????????

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    • January 31, 2016 at 10:38 pm
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      I will agree on that.

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  • January 31, 2016 at 3:54 pm
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    This was so cute!! I am impressed by what you both had for less than $10! AND at sit down restaurants. I have never had a fried oyster roll. I will need to add that to my list ????

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    • January 31, 2016 at 10:40 pm
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      Thank you. It was some really good food! I wish I had some now. I think we all did pretty good!

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  • January 31, 2016 at 11:32 pm
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    It is hard to get a quality meal for ten bucks these days, but for the amount of my money you got decent meals

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    • February 1, 2016 at 12:21 am
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      We ate well. Nice and full.

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  • February 1, 2016 at 4:17 am
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    Good deal! It’s hard for sure to get a good meal for ten dollars, unless it’s Subway or something. I have become spoiled as prices are so good our way. I had sticker shock when we visited the U.S after 3 years :-).

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    • February 1, 2016 at 1:43 pm
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      It isn’t easy to get a really good meal with quality and a sit down restaraunt for that amount. Yea the US can do that to you lol.

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  • February 1, 2016 at 7:37 am
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    This is so awesome! I live in Tampa and Lauren made a great choice. The lunch is perfect there because its affordable and delicious. But your lunch makes me want to make a special trip to that restaurant next time I’m in NYC.

    I can’t wait to see future challenges because I love living the full life for #penniesinmypocket.

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    • February 1, 2016 at 1:45 pm
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      We were stuffed after we finished eating. Ready for a nap even. I am glad you enjoyed it.

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    • February 1, 2016 at 1:45 pm
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      Thank you.

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  • February 1, 2016 at 12:49 pm
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    well since i am a New Yorker, I believe you can find a lot of different foods in queens under 10. cool challenge 🙂

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    • February 1, 2016 at 1:46 pm
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      Depends what you are ordering and from where.

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    • February 1, 2016 at 1:46 pm
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      Good stuff!

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  • February 1, 2016 at 3:02 pm
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    I’m also from Queens, so I love seeing people discover how fantastic it is. What areas are you planning on next? I hope you do a section on Kew Garden Hills, Jamaica, and Jackson Heights!

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    • February 2, 2016 at 12:35 am
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      Queens is great, love my hometown! We are doing the Queens of the Boroughs series so we are going to get around to many of the areas!

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  • February 1, 2016 at 4:50 pm
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    Love this idea! Very fun

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    • February 2, 2016 at 12:35 am
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      Thank you

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  • February 1, 2016 at 5:33 pm
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    After watching that video, I think I’d choose Queens. Will make sure to check it out next time I’m in NYC!

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    • February 2, 2016 at 12:36 am
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      Awesome! You will not be disappointed.

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    • February 2, 2016 at 12:36 am
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      Yea please do I would love to know what you end up ordering.

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    • February 3, 2016 at 8:18 pm
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      Crystal it’s Sawatt Dee. They are always really nice and the food is always good. It’s in Temple Terrace.

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  • February 1, 2016 at 11:46 pm
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    Oh gosh, it’s so touch to chose. You all nailed it! I don’t think I’ve had anything under $10. I’ve been to Tampa and it’s not particularly cheap to eat there.

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    • February 2, 2016 at 12:37 am
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      I know it is pretty tough huh lol. It was really fun and filling!

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      • February 2, 2016 at 1:15 am
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        I meant *tough to choose. When talking while commenting goes wrong but I see you understood what I meant.

        I love food and I never thought to do a challenge like this. Clever idea. Maybe I can borrow this idea but tailor it for my niche. 🙂

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    • February 2, 2016 at 12:37 am
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      Thanks.

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  • February 2, 2016 at 6:59 am
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    Cool idea – wouldn’t like to try this in some areas of London, I was charged £7.50 (probably more than ten dollars) for a cup of coffee yesterday!!

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    • February 2, 2016 at 11:22 am
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      I am glad I don’t drink coffee! That is a ridiculous price.

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  • February 2, 2016 at 7:58 am
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    It is always nice to find a good meal for little money but I am also a person who thinks good quality might (!) cost a bit, so I sometimes “invest” a bit more in organic food 🙂

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    • February 2, 2016 at 11:23 am
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      That is actually not always true. Sometimes expensive food isn’t that great and the stuff that doesn’t cost as much is delicious.

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  • February 2, 2016 at 12:40 pm
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    I think all four of the meals look like winners. I am vegan and thankfully there are more places where I can go out and get a good meal for a good price

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    • February 3, 2016 at 11:54 am
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      I agree. I know I enjoyed my food.

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    • February 3, 2016 at 11:55 am
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      Thank you. I really enjoyed my meal.

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  • February 3, 2016 at 12:14 am
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    I’ve never eaten in either place. I love the contrast of the two cities!

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    • February 3, 2016 at 11:55 am
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      It is pretty cool to see the difference and what you can get.

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    • February 3, 2016 at 11:56 am
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      Thank you.

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  • February 3, 2016 at 4:51 pm
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    This is such a cool idea!!!! When you’re ready to come to Brooklyn, I can hook you up. I have a few spots that will hit the $10 mark.

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    • February 4, 2016 at 1:10 am
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      Thank you! Nice! I have found a few yummy spots in Brooklyn. I am interested in the spots you know of.

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  • February 3, 2016 at 8:20 pm
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    Holly! This was so much fun! I can’t wait to do it again. It’s ironic that we both chose a variation of Asian style food. Next time I will branch out. Challenge!!!!

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    • February 4, 2016 at 1:11 am
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      Yay I am glad you did the challenge! I know I said the same thing! Another challenge coming soon!

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  • February 3, 2016 at 8:39 pm
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    I love this challenge!! I may have to this in my neighborhood.

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    • February 4, 2016 at 1:11 am
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      Thank you. You certainly should check, you may find a good deal and some great food.

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  • February 6, 2016 at 11:58 pm
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    What a cool idea! Are you going to take your quest for 10 dollar domination to any other cities?

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    • February 9, 2016 at 11:24 am
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      Thank you. I am!

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  • February 12, 2016 at 2:50 pm
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    haha, what a challenge! 🙂 well guys, if you ever find yourself in Slovakia or Czech Republic (beautiful and calm Central European countries), you might be lucky to have 2 or 3 lunch menus for $10 😉

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    • February 12, 2016 at 5:44 pm
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      I would love to do that.

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