Cheap eats in NYC: The best budget dining in New York

From artisanal sandwiches to homey Southeast Asian fare, find out where to fill up for less with our guide to the best cheap eats in New York City.



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The best cheap eats in New York

Ten new spots where you can fill up for $15 or less.

Dinner dates for less than $50

You don’t need to spend a ton of cash to have a great—and cheap!—dinner date.

Affordable group dinners

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Feed a crowd for less at these spots for inexpensive group dining.

The best new cheap snacks

Sample these tasty and affordable small bites, both sweet and savory.

The new cheap-eats classics

Chow down on the best new burgers, fries, pizza and other cheap-eats classics.

Food photos: The best cheap eats in New York

Check out our slide show of the best cheap eats in NYC.

Interview: Norah Jones

The singer-songwriter gears up for SummerStage and a season of alfresco snacking.

Cheap eats poll

What do you consider cheap? We want to know.

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Visiting New York for 4 days in sept on 16th. Could you please advisement asto which of your books I should purchase in relation to sightseeing eating and shopping. Thank you

Brian Harley
Brian Harley

I wanted to add that there is also a pizza place called pizza king that Cheap Eats should review. This place has brought the families of the $1 slice with the gourmet slice under one roof.

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