Cheap eats in Williamsburg: Best nosh on a budget

Cheap eats abound in Williamsburg, but which stand out from the rest? Fuel up at our critic-approved budget food spots.


Whether you want to line your stomach before hitting the bars (or soak up the damage afterwards) or grab an inexpensive lunch or pre-gig meal, there are plenty of cheap eats in the neighborhood. You'll find gastropub fare at The Commodore, greaseless fried chicken at Pies and Thighs and superior sandwiches at Saltie.

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Nhà Tôi

  • Critics choice

This shop, the name of which means “my house,” brings traditional and innovative banh mi and Vietnamese summer rolls to Williamsburg. Creative twists on the popular sandwich include versions such as the “Pho Bahn Mi,” which stuffs a baguette with pho ingredients (Thai basil, cilantro,

  1. 160 Havemeyer St, door 6, (between South 2nd and 3rd Sts)
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Pies ’n’ Thighs

  • Critics choice

Deprivation is the mother of New York restaurant hype. Pies ’n’ Thighs, the city’s most eagerly awaited Southern-fried grease trap, has kept Williamsburg in Pavlovian limbo since the start of 2008, when its first incarnation—a drunk-food closet at the back of a bar—was shut down to prep

  1. 166 South 4th St, (at Driggs Ave)
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Saltie

  • Critics choice

This tiny, low-key sandwich shop comes to us from owners Caroline Fidanza (Marlow & Sons), Rebecca Collerton (Diner) and Elizabeth Schula (Il Buco). Together, they create simple yet remarkable sandwiches that rely on pedigreed produce. Most are served on house-baked sea-salt-speckled focaccia, a

  1. 378 Metropolitan Ave, (between Havemeyer and Marcy Sts)
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BrisketTown

'Cue savant Daniel Delaney—who gained a cultish following with his online venture, Brisketlab—serves Central Texas-style smoked meat at this roadhouse joint. Inspired by Southern grocery shops, Delaney outfitted the counter-service spot with handmade benches and a glowing neon sign. The toque

  1. 359 Bedford Ave, (between South 4th and South 5th Sts), 11211
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Best Pizza

You'd never know it from the modest digs and $3 slices, but this Williamsburg pizza joint boasts a serious pedigree. Occupying the former Brooklyn Star space, it's backed by that venture's chef-owner, Joaquin Baca, along with the owners of Roberta's, who tapped Pulino's alum Frank Pinello as

  1. 33 Havemeyer St, (between North 7th and 8th Sts)
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Users say

3 comments
Jenny M
Jenny M

This list sucks... still looking for the shitty bodega with sandwiches that cost less than 7 freaking dollars. This neighborhood is just as bad as the LES. Kill me.

Asha
Asha

This list is so bad...These aren't "cheap" eats! Try again

Anonymous
Anonymous

This guide is horrible. There are way more places in all the categories. From a true Williamsburg girl