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



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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.

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Ryan M
Ryan M

Can't beat 100 Montaditos in the West Village.  Belly busting tapas-style sandwiches for under $15.  Just opened up a new shop on the east side too I believe.


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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