One of the more random things that I remember was that my roommate and I were obsessed with chips and salsa and tortillas and salsa from this one Mexican restaurant in our San Antonio, TX, college city. Buying chips and salsa from the store just didn't compare to the fix we got from this one place, but we couldn't afford to actually pay for whole meals there, at least not all the time, so wed call ahead and order it to go (we were too embarrassed to show up and just ask for tortillas and salsa!), then go pick it up and pay the $4 or so before gorging on our salty snacks back in the privacy of our dorm.
Other standby favorites for studying or eating on the go were the candy Dots and bagels, which I ate nonstop, and those $5 pizzas from Little Caesars. Gross!
Dr. Donna Thomas-Rodgers came up with some creative very cheap ideas for college students to avoid to above "cuisines":
* Rice: (1) Boil it and add butter and cheese, (2)Boil it and add milk it then becomes cereal, (3) boil it and mix with scrambled eggs. One large bag of rice can last up to 2 weeks.
* Cold Cereal can serve as breakfast lunch and dinner. Storing the cold items I used the window ledge I went to school up north and it was cold almost the entire year.