Best cheap eats in the East Village
Mon Apr 13 2009
The porchetta sandwich at Porchetta
Photograph: Jeff Gurwin
Simon Mammon’s coffee, tea and wine bar offers food options like pulled chicken with garlic and white wine on rye toast.
A shrine to central Italy’s classic boneless roasted pork.
Caracas Arepa Bar
Four buck, hand-made, pitalike pockets come with a variety of fillings, but include juayanes, a handmade cheese.
You’ll find some of the city’s best Middle Eastern food at this beloved cheap-eats haven.
Although this venerable joint offers classic Greek and Italian dishes, it also pulls in a frugal, funky clientele for its Eastern European specialties.
This coffeehouse draws on Spanish, Italian and Middle Eastern traditions.
Mama’s Food Shop
Expect rib-sticking basics from this down-home spot.
This banh mi operation has expanded to also include pho–fragrant, spiced noodle soups.
A smart selection condiments complements exemplary Hummus.
A relatively inexpensive Eastern European restaurant that will satisfy hearty appetites and sweet tooths.
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