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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
Greenwich Village
Hell's Kitchen
Lower East Side

Midtown West
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 207 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...

Spicy Village Chinese
13/20
Dining Room at Spicy Village, New York, NY 68 Forsyth St.
New York, NY 10002

Serving the underrepresented cuisine of China's Henan region. More...

EAST VILLAGE

Awash Ethiopian
12/20
338 E. Sixth St.
New York, NY 10003
Menu
Ethiopian meets Curry Row. 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
Menu
Sandwiches in lower Manhattan with a Montreal-Jewish twist. More...

GREENWICH VILLAGE

Umami Burger Burgers
13/20
Dining Room at Umami Burger, New York, NY 432 Sixth Ave.
New York, NY 10011
Menu | Video
An LA burger favorite lands in the Big Apple. 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
Menu
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...

NOLITA

Parm Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Parm, New York, NY 248 Mulberry St.
New York, NY 10012
Menu
Prepare for a wait at this NoLIta sandwich shop --- but it's worth it. 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

Chomp Chomp Southeast Asian
13/20
7 Cornelia St.
New York, NY 10014

Singapore street food from chef Simpson Wong in the West Village. More...

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

BROOKLYN

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
Menu
Tibetan cuisine spiced up with Sichuan influences. More...

Sripraphai Thai
13/20
64-13 39th Ave.
Woodside, NY 11377
Menu
Tasty Thai cuisine whose flavors take precedence over frills. More...


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