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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Cheap eats 2007

The basics

Pizza, burgers, dogs, soups, salads and sandwiches-we pick the best of the old standbys (with street eats, too).


Finding foreign food in New York isn't hard. Finding the authentic meal is-or was, until now.


The very word doesn't fit in a Cheap Eats issue. That's why it's here-and near the top of the pyramid.


Go beyond Tasti D, into this rarefied world of tasty treats.

Free eats

The rarest of all. Welcome to the top of the pyramid. Enjoy the view (and the tapas and panini).

The TONY coffee cart guy

He keeps our staff well supplied in caffeine and fattening pastries. Hear his story.

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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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