Best Cheap Eats in NYC

December 2, 2021

Sometimes (ahem rent week) you need to meet that friend who’s in town or impress someone special without breaking the bank. This week we’ve rounded up the best cheap eats in NYC and we’ve got everything from $1 oysters to our favorite Indian deli.

Great NY Noodletown

Chinatown, Manhattan

*Also seen on Chinatown Neighborhood Guide*

28 Bowery, New York, NY 10013

What to order:
Chinese Sausage Fried Rice & Roast Pork.

Total: $16 Cash Only

Oh, and don’t forget to bring your own natty wine to this BYOB spot!

Bob White Counter

Alphabet City, Manhattan

*Also seen on Best Southern Food in NYC Guide*

94 Loisaida Ave, New York, NY 10009

What to order:
Tenders Box (comes with a biscuit!), a side of mac and cheese, and extra pickles

Total: $12.88

Ten Bells (Happy Hour)

LES, Manhattan & Bushwick, Brooklyn

247 Broome St, New York, NY 10002

65 Irving Ave Brooklyn, NY 11237

What to order:
Oysters & a carafe of wine.

Total: $1 per Oyster (!!!) and $18 for the 3-glass carafe. Prices are during Happy Hour (daily until 7PM):

Bahn Mi Saigon

Nolita, Manhattan

198 Grand St, New York, NY 10013

What to order:
#1 BBQ Pork Banh Mi

Total: $7

Punjabi Grocery & Deli

LES, Manhattan

114 E 1st St, New York, NY 10009

What to order:
Combo with 2 pakoras and a roti, plus a samosa on the side

Total: $7 Cash Only

Santa Ana Deli & Grocery: Bushwick, Brooklyn

*Also seen on Bushwick Neighborhood Guide*

Where: 171 Irving Ave Brooklyn, NY 11237

What to order:

A chorizo taco, a carnitas taco, and a pollo quesadilla

Total: $14

Photo credit: Bushwick Daily

Neil’s Coffee Shop

Upper East Side, Manhattan

*Also seen on UES Neighborhood Guide*

961 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10021

What to order:
Two eggs with potatoes, toast, bacon, and coffee

Total: $7.95

Joe’s Steam Rice Roll

UWS & Chinatown, Manhattan

422 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

261 Canal St, New York, NY 10013

What to order:
BBQ Pork Steam Rice Roll with Scallions and Egg -- don’t forget to cover it in the sweet soy sauce

Total: $9.00

Blue Collar 

Cobble Hill, Bushwick & Wburg, Brooklyn

187 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 10021

160 Havemeyer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211

1554 Dekalb Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237

What to order:
Blue collar burger & a side of tots

Total: $13.25

Baba’s Pierogies

Gowanus, Brooklyn

295 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

What to order:
Potato & cheese pierogies with apple sauce

Total: $10.50

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