The General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association has the twin powers of drawing a lot of interested people and at the same time stretching budgets past their breaking points.
One of the pain points is food. (I recall first-hand the problem of scavenging for food at GA when I was younger.)
This is an open blog post; please feel free to share those tips you have for eating economically in downtown Providence, Rhode Island. Please include groceries that can be easily reached by public transportation. Nobody wants to eat at the CVS for a week.
Particular knowledge about specialized food requirements such as vegan or gluten-free food is especially welcome.