Best cheap eats in Park Slope/Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

Cafe Stienhof

Cafe Stienhof Photograph: Lizz Kuehl

Brooklyn Larder
At their new prepared-foods store, the Franny’s pizzeria crew crafts superb homemade sorbets ($9 a pint) and sandwiches layered with ingredients like chard and fresh ricotta ($8.50). 228 Flatbush Ave between Bergen St and Sixth Ave, Park Slope, Brooklyn (718-783-1250,

Cafe Steinhof
Find frothy European suds and hearty Teutonic fare for cheap on Monday nights: From 5 to 11pm, $6 buys a stomach-expanding bowl of beef goulash or delicately fried trout. 422 Seventh Ave at 14th St, Park Slope (718-369-7776,

Closet-size confines belie bold Mexican flavors, including big-enough-for-two spicy carne enchilada tortas ($7) and roasted-mushroom quesadillas ($3.50). 732 Classon Ave between Park and Prospect Pls, Crown Heights (718-622-3100)

El Gran Castillo de Jagua
The wafting fragrance of roasting pork draws locals for delicious Latin American standards, such as overflowing pernil sandwiches ($4.50) and slow-cooked rotisserie chicken ($6.95). 345 Flatbush Ave at Park Pl, Prospect Heights (718-622-8700)

Vegetable-studded udon noodles ($7.50) and ocean-fresh sushi rolls like the tuna-loaded spicy Mexican ($6.50 for six pieces) make this kitschy, colorful spot an inexpensive must. 331 Flatbush Ave between Park and Prospect Pls, Prospect Heights (718-638-8866)

M&S Prime Meats
This Italian commissary traffics in forearm-size heroes, from eggplant and roasted peppers topped with fresh mozzarella to sausage and peppers ($6 weekdays 11am--4pm, including soda and chips). 312 Fifth Ave between Second and Third Sts, Park Slope, Brooklyn (718-768-2728)

Mitchell’s Soul Food
The classic Southern eats here cost a song, including juicy fried chicken ($7 dark, leg and thigh; $8.50 white, breast and wing) served with two sides like gooey mac and cheese. 617A Vanderbilt Ave between Bergen St and St. Marks Ave, Prospect Heights (718-789-3212)

Olive Vine Caf
The BYOB backyard is idyllic for enjoying crispy falafel and hummus platters ($7.50) served with just-baked pitas. 54 Seventh Ave between Lincoln and St. Johns Pls, Park Slope (718-622-2626)

Tacos Nuevo Mexico
Warm tortillas are rolled into cones, crammed with carnitas or tender chicken ($2.25) and crowned with guacamole—and they’re all accompanied by bottomless chips when you dine in. 491 Fifth Ave between 11th and 12th Sts, Park Slope (718-832-0050)

The Islands
Venture here for classed-up Caribbean standards like scorching jerk chicken ($10) and curried vegetables ($8) awash in creamy coconut milk. Even better: it’s BYOB. 803 Washington Ave between Eastern Pkwy and Lincoln Pl, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn (718-398-3575)

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