While New York is known for its outlandish prices, not everything needs to push you into bankruptcy. Check out New York’s Best Cheap Eats below and enjoy!
2 Bros Pizza
While there are other places selling $1 pizza in the city, 2 Bros’ $1 pizza actually tastes good! The chain is popping up everywhere, and despite the emphasis on pizza you’ll see it actually offers items too, such as a quarter chicken in plain, jerk or barbecue flavor – for $2! The chicken is baked in pizza ovens, then kept warm with steam – so it’s tender and moist, and then served with as much yellow rice as you want.
New York has no shortage of cheap dumpling restaurants. Dumpling Man is not the cheapest, but it might be the best. It offers soup dumplings and a variety of special concoctions such as pumpkin and goji berry dumplings, even honey and condensed milk dumplings.
100 Saint Marks Pl # B
Xi’an Famous Foods (Video)
Food from Xi’an is different from what you’ll find at a typical Chinese restaurant. Xi’an Famous Foods offers an authentic taste of the Xi’an province, from its greasy noodles to its exotic fruit iced teas. Eat in or take out, you can get a filling dish for $6 to $7.
81 St. Mark’s Place
At Caracas it’s difficult to get a table without a long wait, but takeout is pretty easy. Try one of their celebrated arepas, a Venezuelan sandwich made round from corn flour bread. You can choose from combinations of beef, chicken, beans and other toppings, and easily eat a good meal for under $10.
93 1/2 E 7th St.
Crif Dogs takes the classic hot dog and brings it to a new level. With a number of customizable franks and a secret bar next door (accessible only through the phone booth), this restaurant offers much more than the street vendor you’re used to.
113 St. Marks Place
This Little Piggy Had Roast Beef
The “That Way” sandwich at This Little Piggy Had Roast Beef might horrify those without a middle-American palate, but that gravy and Cheez Whiz truly does wonders to roast beef. The sandwich costs $5.50 on a roll, or $9.50 for a full hero.
149 First Ave.
Celebrity chef Danny Meyer’s take on the hamburger took New York by storm when he opened the first Shake Shack in Madison Square Park several years ago. Years later there’s still a line for the delicious burgers and custards at any location, but it’s definitely worth the wait.
Locations all over town
Who would think a food stand in the middle of Times Square would be anything other than tourist trap? Actually, Argentine Ariel Barbouth has been impressing tourists and locals alike since Nuchas opened in 2011. In a rush before a show? Try it!
The middle of Times Square
It doesn’t look like much from the outside, but Great Burrito is authentic, and according to reviews, comparable to those famous food stands in Los Angeles. The space is large enough only for a few tables, but you get 2 amazing tacos for less five dollars, so stop complaining!
100 West 23rd Street