CHEAP EATS

IN NEW YORK CITY

10 BEST

10

Shu Jiao Fu Zhou

Located in Chinatown, this is the spot if you are trying to save a buck. The peanut noodles are $3 and the dumplings are $3 for an order of 6, or $4 for an order of 10.

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7th Street Burger

7th Street Burgers has mastered the art of the "smash" style burger. Featuring a simple menu, every burger is accompanied by their distinctive sauce, grilled onions, pickles, and cheese.

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Xi’an Famous Foods

Xi’an Famous Foods offers the best cheap eats in New York City. Traditional noodle-centric meals are made from family recipes with the motto, “if it’s not spicy, it’s not as good."

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Los Tacos No. 1

The straightforward menu pays homage to traditional southern flavors, featuring in-house-made corn tortillas and pineapple slivers in their bestselling adobada tacos, setting them apart from the competition.

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Mamoun’s Falafel

Mamoun’s signature sandwiches, priced at $6.50, are among the most beloved cheap eats in the city. The classic option includes falafel, hummus, lettuce, tomato, onions, and tahini sauce wrapped in a pita bread pocket.

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Two Hands

Two Hands gained rapid popularity online, thanks to its unique take on the classic corndog—a dish enjoyed by both adults and children. The best part? You get to customize your perfect dog.

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Joe’s Steam Rice Roll

Originating in southern China, steamed rice rolls have gained a devoted following in New York City, especially thanks to Joe’s Steam Rice Roll—a staple among affordable eats.

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Daily Provisions

The breakfast sandwiches are made with bread that is perfectly fluffy and served toasted, so all the ingredients are melted together and every bite is guaranteed to satisfy.

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Trapizzino

Serving what some like the call the “adult version of a hot pocket”, this popular Roman street food (called Trappizzini) is a cone-shaped pizza stuffed with fillings.

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Banh Mi Saigon

This delicious Vietnamese sandwich is made with crisp baguette-style bread, pickled carrots, daikon, chiles, cucumber slices, cilantro, mayo, and a protein (typically marinated pork).

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