For pocket-friendly food, hit the streets. There are a great many options and it’s a great education on what to eat in Egypt throughout your trip. Vegetarians, please remember that a vegetarian dish in Egypt means “no beef” so get clarity before eating. Otherwise Egyptian food has many options. Rice, macaroni, lentils and chickpeas with a spicy sauce make a “Koshary” which is absolutely delicious. Sandwiches with a version of dried meat, liver, cheese and Tamiyah are available. Fuul, an Egyptian Fava bean stew, and Tamiyah, an Egyptian Falafel, are also good. Winters here are warmed up with chicken soup, sweet potatoes and chicken and meat stews.