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    Having trouble finding Instagram-worthy meals that are also budget-friendly? Look no further than our list of ten best meals for $10 or less. These dishes will keep both your stomach and bank account full without letting go of your foodie reputation. 

    Spicy Chipotle Grilled Cheese
    Toast on Market

    620 East Market Street, Louisville, 502-569-4099
    141 East Market Street, New Albany, 812-941-8582


    Take your typical grilled cheese sandwich loaded with plenty of sharp cheddar cheese, then add chopped red onions, a thick tomato slice, a hint of molasses, cilantro and unimaginably spicy chipotle. Served with your choice of house chicken noodle or tomato soup, this grilled cheese will have your eyes watering and your taste buds begging for the next bite for only $8.50.

    Mexican Style Chopped Chicken Tacos
    Feast BBQ

    909 East Market Street, Louisville, 502-749-9900
    116 West Main Street, New Albany, 812-920-0454

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    Topped with flavorful cilantro, cabbage, pickled onions, crema and lime, these chicken tacos are what budget dreams are made of. And for picky eaters, they can also be served with pork, tofu or brisket instead of chicken. You can get two, plus an order of crispy sweet potato fries for $10.

    Katie's Leaning Tower of Waffles
    Highland Morning
    1416 Bardstown Road, 502-365-3900

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    This stack of fluffy waffles certainly leans but don't worry about it falling over. Its thick layers of creamy Nutella and chopped strawberries keep it weighed down for only $7.99. 

    Meatball Sandwich
    Café Lou Lou

    2216 Dundee Road #1, 502-459-9566
    106 Sears Avenue, 502-893-7776

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    This sandwich combines original recipe meatballs with traditional marinara and mozzarella, plus a one-of-a-kind roasted garlic aioli to add a flavor unlike any other. This large sandwich, plus a side of zesty Cajun waffle cut fries, is only $10.

    Chile Relleno
    El Mundo

    2345 Frankfort Avenue, 502-899-9930

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    A large roasted poblano pepper stuffed with your choice of pulled pork, shredded chicken, black beans or roasted veggies plus creamy Pepper Jack cheese. Served with rice, beans, fresh salsa and sour cream, this meal covers the entire plate and promises leftovers for only $9.50. 

    Quiche Lorraine 
    Ghyslain Bistro
    1215 Herr Lane, Suite 101, 502-690-6001
    721 East Market Street, 502-690-8645

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    Cheddar and provolone cheeses are combined in a buttery dough baked with a delicious egg filling, caramelized onions and smoked ham to prove that pie is perfect for lunch. Eat the whole thing for $10. 

    Classic Blue Burger
    America. The Diner
    962 Baxter Avenue, 502-822-1282


    The amount of fresh leafy greens, thick slices of tomato, jalapeno roasted garlic aioli and blue cheese on this burger is nearly overwhelming. Choose either the house meat or black bean patty and add a side of mashed potatoes and gravy for a total bill of just $10. 

    Spider Roll
    426 West Market Street, 502-588-8899
    2039 Frankfort Avenue, 502-894-9501

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    The only time it's ever okay to have a spider on your plate is when it's not actually a spider and it's just sushi that resembles one. This roll is full of crab, avocado and cucumber and is deep fried to give it that classic crunch. Try the whole roll for $9.95. 

    Giant Slice of the Day
    The Post
    1045 Goss Avenue, 502-635-2020

    Image: The Post

    Surely you've heard of this pizza joint's incredibly delicious pizza by now. Every day, the creators of these scrumptious pies cook up a brand new flavor and serve it in the form of giant slices. One slice is plenty to fill your stomach, but at only $4.50 each, it's tempting to order two. 

    Stuffed Baked Potato
    Doc Crow's Southern Smokehouse and Raw Bar
    127 West Main Street, 502-587-1626

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    Looking for a simple and light baked potato? Keep on looking because this isn't it. Crispy bacon and chopped onions are combined with a heaping portion of melted cheddar and your choice of freshly smoked brisket or pulled pork in this one-of-a-kind baked potato. It's hard to believe it's only $10. 


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