Cheap eats in Little Italy and Nolita: The best nosh on a budget

Where can you get the best cheap eats in the area? Bypass the tourist traps and head for one of these wallet-friendly spots.

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Of course, Little Italy is known for its traditional Italian fare, but for the best cheap eats in the area, you may want to broaden the ethnic scope. Fill up on an Asian-accented hot dog or gourmet felafel. Alternatively, grab a superior sub or a slice of pizza, or head to Chinatown.

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Asiadog

  • Price band: 1/4

The Brooklyn Flea favorite has set up permanent digs for its beloved East-meets-West hot dogs. As at their pop-up stalls, owners Melanie Campbell and Stephen Porto give classic American junk food an artisanal Asian spin at this tiny takeout shop. Toppings like kimchi, Japanese curry and Asian sesame slaw finish off beef, chicken and veggie dogs tucked into soft buns. This location's expanded menu also includes a deep-fried Korean pancake corn dog, salads and yam fries.

  1. 66 Kenmare St, (between Mott and Mulberry Sts), 10021
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Café Gitane

  • Price band: 1/4
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Lingerers are welcome at this Parisian-style café, whether they’re outside smoking and sipping lattes or inside gossiping over salmon tartare in the cool blue- and orange-painted space. The clientele is almost too hip for an activity as mundane as eating. Too bad for them. The menu is full of appealing bites, such as merguez with raisin-and-pine-nut couscous, plus affordable beer and wine.

  1. 242 Mott St, (at Prince St), 10012
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Parm

  • Rated as: 4/5
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Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone started small with their first project together, a sandwich shop that opened in 2009, serving hoagies by day and tasting menus by night. But Torrisi Italian Specialties, that low-key debut, blew up in a flash, its inventive riffs on Italian-American classics catapulting the young chefs onto the national stage. Soon there were glossy magazine profiles, restaurant awards and long lines out the door. It wasn’t long before they outgrew their very

  1. 248 Mulberry St, (between Prince and Spring Sts)
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Taïm Nolita

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Chef Einat Admony and her husband, Stefan Nafziger, bring their wildly popular falafel to Nolita with this 17-seat outpost. The chickpea fritters come in three flavors: green (parsley and cilantro), red (roasted red peppers) and spicy harissa. New plates include a seasonally changing salad (such as chopped kale mixed with crispy shallots, pears and roasted almonds), plus an exotic slushy made with prickly pear and lemon. Pick up one of the house-made products, like spicy harissa

  1. 45 Spring St, (at Mulberry St), 10012
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