Alllll the tacos
Tacos Tierra Caliente (address and info)
If there’s ever a place where $5 will get you far, it’s this permanent food truck parked across from West Alabama Ice House, where you can get fresh corn tortillas stuffed with fall-apart-tender barbacoa, lengua, huevo con chorizo, and no-joke fiery house salsa.
Zabak’s Mediterranean Cafe (address and info)
Each fried to a crisp, moist, and crumbly falafel from this Galleria-area mainstay is just $.75. Get the full $5 worth or order a few stuffed into pita with l + t, za’atar spice, tahini, and hot sauce for $4.49.