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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Pichet Ong of P*ong and Batch

Pichet Ong of P*ong and Batch Photograph: Dave Sanders

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Follow the eater

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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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