A good meal doesn’t always have to cost you your right arm. Especially when you’re on a college budget. Check out these Fairfield spots when you need a break from on campus eats.


1. Firehouse Deli


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Your go to for delicious sandwiches. Firehouse Deli was voted best sandwiches in Fairfield county. Their menu features breakfast and lunch, and everything is under $10 if you’re a college student on a budget! As an added convenience, swipe your StagCard at checkout.

Recommendation: Try their Thanksgiving sandwich with turkey, corn bread stuffing, cranberry sauce and mayo on a hard roll for $7.95. Check out their menu.

2. Colony Grill

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Who would have thought an Irish grill would serve only pizza. As a matter of fact, Colony has the famous thin crust pizza in Fairfield. Their plain pizza starts at $9.50 and extra toppings are $1.50 making it easy to stay on your budget.

Recommendation: Try their Hot Oil pie, a crowd pleaser among everyone, for $12.

3. Brick & Wood

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Brick and Wood offers Italian comfort food when you need a little pick me up. They pride themselves on their pizza which is made with lots of love. Although not everything on the menu is under $10. But what you can get for under $10 is salads, some pizza, appetizers, and Panini’s.

Recommendation: Try their Marinara pizza for $10. Or if you have a sweet tooth, try their Panzerotto (fried dough served with Nutella) for $6. Check out the rest of the menu here.

4. Pronto

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This restaurant is perfect for fast dining or takeout. Pronto specializes in chopped salads, wraps, traditional pizzas, and soups. You have the option of creating your own salad or wrap, or choosing an option from their pre-fixed menu. Perfect for a college student on the go.

Recommendation: Try their “It’s All Greek” salad for $7.99. Full menu here.

5. B. Good

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Located in 9 states, this restaurant offers real food made with real ingredients. Looking for something on the healthier side, this is your go-to. Their menu boasts kale and quinoa bowls, seasonal salads, burgers, sandwiches, smoothies and shakes.

Recommendation: Try their Harvest Kale salad for $8.99 or their El Guapo turkey burger for $7.49. View the full menu here.