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Marta + GG's

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The Gorbals

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Cheap eats in NYC

The best cheap eats in NYC

Fill up your belly without emptying your wallet with this guide to the best cheap eats NYC has to offer With first-rate chefs turning out lip-smacking BBQ, slurpworthy noodles and chest-thumpingly good bar grub (we've even scoured the city for free food deals at NYC bars), it's never been a better time for budget dining. Whether you’re a New York pizza fanatic, fried-chicken aficionado or just craving a cheap burger at one of the best diners and luncheonettes in the city, we’ve found the perfect wallet-friendly bites. Here are the year's best cheap eats NYC has to offer.RECOMMENDED: 100 best New York restaurants Most popular restaurants The 50 best cheap eats in NYC Map view of the best cheap eats Cheap eats by category Best cheap pizza Just because you're on a budget doesn't mean you should put up with a greasy slice. Try one of these affordable pizzerias. RECOMMENDED: The best cheap eats in NYC Best Pizza If you’re going to pay for artisanal pizza, it’s best served fresh: Here, slices of piping hot cheese ‘za will set you back $3.25, a whole dollar cheaper than Artichoke. Drop down another $3.75 to try a leopard-spotted white slice jazzed up with caramelized onions and sesame seeds, and wash it down with a Mexican Coke ($2.75). Di Fara Pizza For more than 40 years, Italian-born Domenico DeMarco has eaten a slice of his own pizza every day—a one-man quality-control outfit. You know he's doing something right. His painstakingly crafted regular pies ($28)—cracker-thin c

The 50 best cheap eats, ranked

There's never been a better time to eat on the cheap, New York! Discover how to feast like a high roller for 15 bucks or less. There’s a common misconception that to eat well in this city, you have to pay. But cheap eating is woven into New Yorkers’ everyday, way deeper than special-occasion-only fine-dining restaurants. This year’s best 50 budget bites includes time-honored neighborhood favorites and penny-pinching newcomers alike, running the gamut from dim sum dumplings to masa fries to porky, celeb-butcher sandwiches. Discerning diners, get your forks and knives ready: you‘ll get an entire meal and have change from a twenty.RECOMMENDED: The best cheap eats in NYCClick the arrow on the image below to see our ranking of the 50 best cheap eats in NYC. View the best cheap eats as a list >> Most popular restaurants You might also like The 50 best cheap eats on a map The 50 best brunch places in NYC A weekend in New York just isn’t complete without brunch. See our picks for a late breakfast on the weekend. Brunch may be a New York institution, but too often the perfect brunch experience gets messed up by long lines, watered-down mimosas and substandard eggs. Ugh. But don’t despair, dear bruncher: With our guide to NYC’s best brunches, you can discover under-the-radar and overlooked joints, browse the full list of best brunch restaurants by borough or home in on our brunch categories. Plus, whether you're looking for top-notch mimosas, Bloody Marys or unique cocktails, we hav

The best cheap fried chicken

Proof that the golden-crusted classic doesn't have to break the bank. RECOMMENDED: The best cheap eats in NYC BonChon Chicken You'll forgive the unhurried service at this Korean chain—the double-fried wings and drumsticks (small $8.99, medium $12.99) are cooked to order and encased in a greaseless, crispy shell that traps all of the meat's moisture. Of the two soy-garlic–based glazes, we prefer the subtle, slow-building heat of the spicier one. The Brooklyn Star Chef-owner Joaquin Baca made his bones in the chilly Momofuku empire, but walked away from David Chang's dominion last year to build this charming Southern-fried venture. A supremely juicy sweet tea glazed brick chicken ($27) offers flavors both delicate (lemon and thyme) and robust (rice, with apple, ham and pea leaves). The resto's fried bird (served during dinner Sunday and Monday) and Chicken and Waffles (served during brunch) are enhanced by a special house seasoning and served over Meyer lemon and black pepper waffles. The Commodore With its old arcade games, Schaefer in a can and stereo pumping out the Knight Rider theme song, this gastrodive offers the city's best cheap-ass bar eats, served in a seedy venue where folks come to get blotto. Chef Stephen Tanner, formerly of Egg and Pies 'n' Thighs, heads the kitchen, cooking up fried chicken that trumps even that of his former employers: three fat thighs with extra-crisp skin and tender brined flesh, served with thimbles of sweet-and-spicy vinegar sauce and

The best cheap burgers

Sink your teeth into our top affordable patties RECOMMENDED: The best cheap eats in NYC The Burger Garage This LIC counter joint pays homage to roadside dining with improved fast-food burgers, meticulously built with plump Black Angus patties, fresh toppings (lettuce, pickles, tomato, etc.) and a decadently buttered, toasted Martin's potato roll to replace the usual flimsy bun. In a borough where the LaFrieda takeover has yet to reach critical mass, the star-butcher blend here—a four-ounce mix of chuck, brisket and short rib—is a legitimate draw. But it's the classic preparation (flattop-griddled, draped in junky yellow American cheese) that takes the sandwich to the finish line. No wonder Hamburger America filmmaker George Motz has given Burger Garage the nod as one of his favorite NYC newcomers. • $4.70 and up. Corner Bistro This dimly-lit lounge’s fat, broiled beef burgers, hooded in American cheese and crispy bacon ($9.75), are legendary and New Yorkers are known to wait in line for one. Though it make take a while to get your hands on the patties, dirt cheap drafts like McSorley’s Ale ($3) and Stella Artois ($4.25), and a heaping plate of shoestring fries ($2.75) should help pass the time. Hamilton's On a cramped West Village corner sits this ode to 1940s New York, a white-walled luncheonette where cloth-capped soda jerks dole out milkshakes, lime rickeys and phosphates alongside greasy-good double-decker burgers ($7.50) and crispy salt-and-pepper fries ($3). The re

The best cheap hot dogs

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Skip the dollar hot-dog carts and sample our picks for the best cheap hot dogs in NYC. When a hot dog craving strikes, it may be tempting to grab a dollar dog from one if the city's dirty-water carts. Instead, chow down on one of our picks for the city's best cheap hot dogs, including both all-beef classics and nouveau franks.RECOMMENDED: The best cheap eats in NYC You might also like The best cheap eats in NYC 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. With first-rate chefs turning out lip-smacking BBQ, slurpworthy noodles and chest-thumpingly good bar grub, it's never been a better time for budget dining. Whether you’re a pizza fanatic, fried-chicken aficionado or just craving an affordable snack, we’ve found the perfect wallet-friendly bites. Here are the year's best cheap eats. RECOMMENDED: 100 best New York restaurants Most popular in Food & Drink Cheap eats 2013 Best new cheap-eats restaurants Ramen styles International handheld snacks Five best new tacos Cheap-eats continuum Best-in-class BBQ 53 cheap-eats food photos Trending: Vietnamese fare Time Out videos Time Out Offers cheap eats deals Tweets by @thefeednyc !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); More great cheap eat

The best cheap pizza

Just because you're on a budget doesn't mean you should put up with a greasy slice. Try one of these affordable pizzerias. RECOMMENDED: The best cheap eats in NYC Best Pizza If you’re going to pay for artisanal pizza, it’s best served fresh: Here, slices of piping hot cheese ‘za will set you back $3.25, a whole dollar cheaper than Artichoke. Drop down another $3.75 to try a leopard-spotted white slice jazzed up with caramelized onions and sesame seeds, and wash it down with a Mexican Coke ($2.75). Di Fara Pizza For more than 40 years, Italian-born Domenico DeMarco has eaten a slice of his own pizza every day—a one-man quality-control outfit. You know he's doing something right. His painstakingly crafted regular pies ($28)—cracker-thin crust with a pleasing char and a subtle Parmesan zing—are widely considered to be among the city's best. Herbs grown in the window boxes flavor the sauce, and the dough is made fresh several times a day. Giuseppina In March of this year,the cultish joint Lucali opened a spin-off in Sunset Park, helmed by Chris Iacono. The 40-seat eatery offers an identical menu of classic calzones (small $10, large $20) and thin-crust pizzas ($20, each topping $3--$6). As at the original, guests can watch flour-dusted chefs punch and pull mounds of dough in front of a wood-fired oven. But drinkers, take heart: Unlike BYOB Lucali, Giuseppina's serves beer and wine. Joe’s Pizza Dough technician Joe Pozzuoli has perfected the thin-crust slice ($2.75). It's w

The best cheap BBQ

It’s no secret that Gotham’s seen a wave of smoked meat joints—a boon to budget dining. We break down the new versions of BBQ classics, across the spectrum. Good barbecue shouldn’t cost a pretty penny. Whether you’re craving juicy ribs or luscious pulled pork, check into New York’s best BBQ restaurants for affordable gut-busting meals. Here’s where to find our new favorites of classic dishes.RECOMMENDED: The best cheap eats in NYC Fletcher's Brooklyn Barbecue Bill Fletcher and Matt Fisher slap a heap of bold flavor onto their bird at this Gowanus ’cue cafeteria. Before a four-hour smoking over red oak and sugar maple, the poultry is covered in a dry rub of 30-plus seasonings (allspice and thyme are in the mix). It gets a glistening glaze of tangy Red Hook Red barbecue sauce at the finish. Mighty Quinn's The smoked brisket is the pièce de résistance of Hugh Mangum’s critical darling. Simply seasoned with a salt-pepper-paprika rub and lovingly smoked for up to 22 hours in the J&R, the beef is a minimalist masterpiece, moist with a hefty top cap—request slices from the fatty end—and charred, flavorful bark. The only thing more delicious than the generous pile of meat is the bargain-bin price. BrisketTown Brisket may be in the name of Food & Drink winner Daniel Delaney’s Williamsburg joint, but his pork ribs—pepped up with a paprika-and-cayenne rub—are just as top-notch. Attentively smoked in an oak-fueled fire, the glistening meat are so tender and juicy, it won’t take long

Map of the 50 best cheap eats in NYC

We’ve scoured the boroughs’ best budget dining—from uptown Manhattan to Brooklyn’s southernmost point, here’s a handy cheap eats map Cheap eating isn’t relegated to just one neighborhood. Stellar-yet-thrifty bites can be found across all of the boroughs: First-rate ramen in the Lower East Side, crispy bar pizza in Staten Island’s Dongan Hills or old-school roast-beef sandwiches in Sheepshead Bay. No matter where you are in New York, this cheap eats map will guarantee that great low-cost grub is never too far away. RECOMMENDED: The best cheap eats in NYC Most popular restaurants You might also like The 50 best cheap eats, ranked The 50 best brunch places in NYC A weekend in New York just isn’t complete without brunch. See our picks for a late breakfast on the weekend. Brunch may be a New York institution, but too often the perfect brunch experience gets messed up by long lines, watered-down mimosas and substandard eggs. Ugh. But don’t despair, dear bruncher: With our guide to NYC’s best brunches, you can discover under-the-radar and overlooked joints, browse the full list of best brunch restaurants by borough or home in on our brunch categories. Plus, whether you're looking for top-notch mimosas, Bloody Marys or unique cocktails, we have your day-drinking bases covered with our list of boozy brunch spots. In short: Read on, and own brunch. Best brunch in NYC Home Full list Map By neighborhood Best brunch in NYC by category Most popular restaurants ABC Kitchen While plenty o

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