Skip the drink
Out and about and need a bite to eat. Fine. There are plenty of reasonable options to choose from. Just skip the drink. I bring water with me wherever I go and have quite honestly saved hundreds of dollars by taking a pass on the pop.
Have a picnic.
“Whether picnic is actually based on the verb piquer which means ‘pick’ or ‘peck’ with the rhyming nique meaning “thing of little importance” is doubted; the Oxford English Dictionary says it is of unknown provenance.”
It might be of unknown provenance, but it’s always of utmost fun. We pack one when we go skiing. It’s good for the budget and the bring-your-own-lunch crowd at the ski hill always seems a bit more lively than the overpay-for-a-boring-burger crowd in the restaurant.
So “pic” your faves, and save yourself a few “nic”kels along the way.