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Best New York Cheap Eats


Where can you go for a good-quality meal that won't break the bank? Gather the change out of your piggy bank and sofa cushions and take it to one of GAYOT's selections for the best cheap eats.

Chelsea
Chinatown

East Village
Gramercy Park
Greenwich Village
Hell's Kitchen
Lower East Side

Midtown West
Murray Hill
NoLIta
Upper West Side
West Village
Brooklyn
Queens

View GAYOT's Top 10 Cheap Eats Restaurants in New York


CHELSEA

Co Ba Vietnamese
13/20
110 Ninth Ave.
New York, NY 10011
Menu
Simple but well executed Vietnamese fare in Chelsea. More...

Coppelia Pan-Latin
13/20
Dining Room at Coppelia, New York, NY 204 W. 14th St.
New York, NY 10011
Menu
A 24-hour pan-Latin-themed diner in Chelsea? Yes, please. More...

Los Tacos No. 1 Mexican
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Los Tacos No. 1, New York, NY Chelsea Market
75 Ninth Ave.
New York, NY 10011

Come to this Chelsea Market stand for the al pastor tacos and then stay for a few more. More...

CHINATOWN

Banh Mi Saigon Vietnamese
Quick Bite
198 Grand St.
New York, NY 10013

Not only the best banh mi/jewelry store in New York, the only banh mi/jewelry story in New York. More...

New York Noodletown Chinese
12/20
28 1/2 Bowery St.
New York, NY 10013
Menu
Patrons stoically brave the briskness of this Hong Kong-style noodle shop. More...

Xi'an Famous Foods Chinese
Quick Bite
67 Bayard St.
New York, NY 10013
Menu
Intriguing, different Chinese food in the center of Chinatown. More...

EAST VILLAGE

Awash Ethiopian
12/20
338 E. Sixth St.
New York, NY 10003
Menu
Ethiopian meets Curry Row. More...

Chikalicious Desserts
14/20
Dining Room at Chikalicious, New York, NY 203 E. Tenth St.
New York, NY 10003
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Just desserts served in style. More...

Empellon al Pastor Mexican
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Empellon al Pastor, New York, NY 132 St. Marks Pl.
New York, NY 10009
Menu
Alex Stupak’s East Village taqueria highlights slow-roasted pineapple-studded pork. More...

Mile End Deli
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Mile End, New York, NY 53 Bond St.
New York, NY 10012
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Sandwiches in lower Manhattan with a Montreal-Jewish twist. More...

Zabb Elee Thai
13/20
75 Second Ave.
New York, NY 10003
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Very spicy, very meaty, very good Thai cuisine in the East Village. More...

GRAMERCY PARK

Bhojan Vegetarian Indian Restaurant Indian
13/20
Dining Room at Bhojan Vegetarian Indian Restaurant, New York, NY 102 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10016
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Vegetarian fare from the North and West regions of India. More...

GREENWICH VILLAGE

100 Montaditos Sandwiches
Quick Bite
176 Bleecker St.
New York, NY 10012
Menu
Iberian-inspired, tapas-size sandwiches in Greenwich Village. More...

HELL'S KITCHEN

Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop Japanese
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop, New York, NY Gotham West Market
600 11th Ave.
New York, NY 10036
Menu
Ramen-making legend Ivan Orkin serves up Japanese soup in the Gotham West Market. More...

Sullivan Street Bakery Bakery
Quick Bite
533 W. 47th St.
New York, NY 10036

Sweets lovers will find an array of treats but the just-baked breads reign supreme. More...

LOWER EAST SIDE

Remedy Diner Diner
11/20
245 E. Houston St.
New York, NY 10003
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This clean, affordable 24/7 diner is a throw-back, irony not included. More...

MIDTOWN WEST

Burger Joint Burgers
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Burger Joint, New York, NY Le Parker Meridien New York
119 W. 56th St.
New York, NY 10019
Menu | Photo
One of the best (and most clandestine) burger spots in the city. More...

MURRAY HILL

Singapura Southeast Asian
13/20
Dining Room at Singapura, New York, NY 106 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10016
Menu
Murray Hill restaurant offering the cuisine of Singapore (that is, Malaysia and Thailand). More...

NOLITA

Black Seed Bagels Bagels
Quick Bite
170 Elizabeth St.
New York, NY 10012
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Montreal's finest bagels in the Big Apple. More...

UPPER WEST SIDE

Shake Shack Burgers
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Shake Shack, New York, NY 366 Columbus Ave.
New York, NY 10024
Menu
Danny Meyer's Shake Shack takes on the Upper West Side. More...

WEST VILLAGE

Rusty Knot American
12/20
424 West St.
New York, NY 10014
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Nautical-themed restaurant and bar for The Spotted Pig overflow. More...

BROOKLYN

Joya Thai
13/20
215 Court St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Refreshing Thai cuisine attracts a hip crowd of Cobble Hill locals. More...

Lomzynianka Eastern European
12/20
646 Manhattan Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11222
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BYOB Polish joint is affordable and hearty enough to make you scream "Solidarnost!" More...

Mile End Deli
13/20
Dining Room at Mile End, Brooklyn, NY 97 Hoyt St.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Menu
A Montreal Jewish deli in Brooklyn---craft beer and wine too. More...

QUEENS

Ayada Thai Thai
13/20
7708 Woodside Ave.
Elmhurst, NY 11373

Ayada further solidifies the fact that one has to travel to Queens to get the best Thai food in the city. More...

Fu Run Chinese
13/20
40-09 Prince St.
Flushing, NY 11354
Menu
Meaty and spicy fare from the northern Chinese region of Dongbei. More...

Phayul Tibetan
13/20
37-65 74th St.
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
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Tibetan cuisine spiced up with Sichuan influences. More...

Zabb Queens Restaurant Thai
13/20
7128 Roosevelt Ave.
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
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Queens Thai BYOB eatery with a diverse menu. More...


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