Originally Posted by robertorex
<30 on food a day is very, very doable if you stay away from places that foreigners normally eat at. Although it may average to that if you try to go for the famous restaurants once a week or so, whenever you feel like a bit more than the street fare.
I will be going to at most 3-4 nice restaurants in the entire 2.5 months. Not interested in treating myself to anything nice. Only when I meet up with friends or acquaintances will I go the nice places. Besides, I certainly won't be dressed for swanky eateries. I am packing a very un-SF approved wardrobe.
The only luxuries I will spare myself are 5-6 nights at Starwood hotels when I feel I need a good night's sleep or a good clean bath. I have over 150,000 points there so I may as well use them - but only sparingly.