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Best New York Cheap Eats


Splurging at top-rated restaurants is fun for special events, but 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 these selections for the best cheap eats in New York.

Chelsea
Chinatown

East Village
Gramercy Park
Greenwich Village
Lower East Side

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

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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...

CHINATOWN

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...

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
Menu
Just desserts served in style. More...

Mark Burgers
13/20
33 St. Marks Pl.
New York, NY 10003
Menu
Sliders and Guinness-infused milk shakes hit the spot at this East Village burger bar. More...

Mile End Deli
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Mile End, New York, NY 53 Bond St.
New York, NY 10012

Sandwiches in lower Manhattan with a Montreal-Jewish twist. More...

Zabb Elee Thai
13/20
75 Second Ave.
New York, NY 10003
Menu
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
Menu
Vegetarian fare from the North and West regions of India. More...

GREENWICH VILLAGE

Cafetasia Pan-Asian
13/20
38 E. Eighth St.
New York, NY 10003
Menu
Deceptively inexpensive Greenwich Village pan-Asian noodle house. More...

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

LOWER EAST SIDE

Brooklyn Taco Company Mexican
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Brooklyn Taco Company, New York, NY Essex Street Market
120 Essex St.
New York, NY 10002
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Tasty tacos at the intersection of Brooklyn and Mexico --- in Manhattan. More...

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

MIDTOWN WEST

Bouchon Bakery Bakery
13/20
Dining Room at Bouchon Bakery, New York, NY Time Warner Center
10 Columbus Cir., Third Floor
New York, NY 10019
Menu | Video
Thomas Keller's casual "bakery" serves sandwiches and salads, and more in the Café, in the Time Warner Center. More...

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

Montreal's finest bagels in the Big Apple. More...

UPPER WEST SIDE

Shake Shack Burgers
Quick Bite
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
Menu
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
97 Hoyt St.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Menu
A Montreal Jewish deli in Brooklyn---craft beer and wine too. More...

Tom's Restaurant Contemporary
12/20
782 Washington Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Menu
Go back to an easier era at this beloved Brooklyn eatery. More...

QUEENS

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

Jackson Diner Indian
12/20
37-47 74th St.
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
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Friendly staff and delicious, all-you-can-eat Indian in Jackson Heights. 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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