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  1. Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson
    Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Best cheap eats: Hot dog with kraut at Blue Collar

  2. Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson
    Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Best cheap eats: Apple-bacon slice at Williamsburg Pizza

  3. Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson
    Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Best cheap eats: Garlic knots at Williamsburg Pizza

  4. Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson
    Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Best cheap eats: Kale-sausage-Taleggio slice at Williamsburg Pizza

  5. Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson
    Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Best cheap eats: Grandma slice at Williamsburg Pizza

  6. Photograph: Krista Schlueter
    Photograph: Krista Schlueter

    Best cheap eats: Seafood Laksa at Aux Epices

  7. Photograph: Loren Wohl
    Photograph: Loren Wohl

    Best cheap eats: Pork Slope cheeseburger

  8. Photograph: Filip Wolak
    Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Best cheap eats: Banana cream pie at Fritzl's Lunch Box

  9. Photograph: Virginia Rollison
    Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Best cheap eats: Fried chicken at Marietta

  10. Photograph: Virginia Rollison
    Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Best cheap eats: Fried green tomatoes at Marietta

  11. Photograph: Virginia Rollison
    Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Best cheap eats: Grits at Marietta

  12. Photograph: Virginia Rollison
    Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Best cheap eats: Burger with duck liver mousse at Marietta

  13. Photograph: Virginia Rollison
    Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Best cheap eats: Octo at Glady's

  14. Photograph: Virginia Rollison
    Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Best cheap eats: The Bubie at Glady's

  15. Photograph: Virginia Rollison
    Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Best cheap eats: Crispy potatoes at Glady's

  16. Photograph: Virginia Rollison
    Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Best cheap eats: Pollos hermanos at Glady's

  17. Photograph: Virginia Rollison
    Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Best cheap eats: Brontosaurus rib at Mighty Quinn's BBQ

  18. Photograph: Virginia Rollison
    Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Best cheap eats: Pulled pork at Mighty Quinn's BBQ

  19. Photograph: Filip Wolak
    Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Best cheap eats: Zucchini pizza at Sullivan Street Bakery

  20. Photograph: Filip Wolak
    Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Best cheap eats: Prosciutto and mozzarella panino at Sullivan Street Bakery

  21. Photograph: Filip Wolak
    Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Best cheap eats: Bombolini at Sullivan Street Bakery

  22. Photograph: Krista Schlueter
    Photograph: Krista Schlueter

    Best cheap eats: Pad thai at Pok Pok Phat Thai

  23. Photograph: Krista Schlueter
    Photograph: Krista Schlueter

    Best cheap eats: Som drinking vinegars (tamarind, pineapple, raspberry) at Pok Pok Phat Thai

  24. Photograph: Krista Schlueter
    Photograph: Krista Schlueter

    Best cheap eats: Hoi thawt at Pok Pok Phat Thai

  25. Photograph: Krista Schlueter
    Photograph: Krista Schlueter

    Best cheap eats: Kuaytiaw khua kai at Pok Pok Phat Thai

  26. Photograph: Jessica Lin
    Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Best cheap eats: Smoked-brisket taco at Tres Carnes

  27. Photograph: Jessica Lin
    Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Best cheap eats: Chicharrón taco at Country Boys Restaurant

  28. Photograph: Jessica Lin
    Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Best cheap eats: Lengua Taco at Taqueria Lower East Side

  29. Photograph: Virginia Rollison
    Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Best cheap eats: Al Pastor Taco at Salvation Taco

  30. Photograph: Whitney Lawson
    Photograph: Whitney Lawson

    Best cheap eats: Fish tacos at Don Nico's

  31. Photograph: Jessica Lin
    Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Best cheap eats: Chicken at Fletcher's Brooklyn Barbeque

  32. Photograph: Virginia Rollison
    Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Best cheap eats: Brisket at Mighty Quinn's

  33. Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
    Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

    Best cheap eats: Pulled pork at Fort Reno

  34. Photograph: Alex Strada
    Photograph: Alex Strada

    Best cheap eats: Beef ribs at Alchemy, Texas BBQ

  35. Photograph: Jessica Lin
    Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Best cheap eats: Pork ribs at BrisketTown

  36. Photograph: Filip Wolak
    Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Best cheap eats: Shio ramen at Jin Ramen

  37. Photograph: Jessica Lin
    Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Best cheap eats: Ganso (shoyu) ramen at Ganso

  38. Photograph: Victor Vic
    Photograph: Victor Vic

    Best cheap eats: Tonkotsu ramen at Jinya

  39. Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson
    Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Best cheap eats: Miso ramen at HinoMaru

  40. Photograph: Virginia Rollison
    Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Best cheap eats: Abura soba at Ramen Yebisu

  41. Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
    Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

    Best cheap eats: Bacon and egg mazemen at Yuji Ramen

  42. Photograph: Jessica Lin
    Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Best cheap eats: Tan Tan 6 (tantan-men) ramen at Zen 6

  43. Photograph: Jessica Lin
    Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Best cheap eats: Tsukemen ramen at Rai Rai Ken

  44. Photograph: Alex Strada
    Photograph: Alex Strada

    Best cheap eats: Samosas at Five Star Punjabi Diner

  45. Photograph: Todd Coleman
    Photograph: Todd Coleman

    Best cheap eats: Arepa de choclo from Arepa Lady

  46. Photograph: Jessica Lin
    Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Best cheap eats: Aloo pie at Royal Bakery and Roti House

  47. Photograph: Todd Coleman
    Photograph: Todd Coleman

    Best cheap eats: Potato knish at Knish Nosh

  48. Photograph: Todd Coleman
    Photograph: Todd Coleman

    Best cheap eats: Chipotle tamale at Tortilleria Nixtamal

  49. Photograph: Todd Coleman
    Photograph: Todd Coleman

    Best cheap eats: Shredded beef empanada (corn flour) at Empanadas Cafe

  50. Photograph: Filip Wolak
    Photograph: Filip Wolak

    Best cheap eats: Beef patty at Kingston Tropical Bakery Inc.

  51. Photograph: Virginia Rollison
    Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Best cheap eats: Borek with blue cheese, dates and ricotta at Bedford Baking Studio

  52. Photograph: Virginia Rollison
    Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Best cheap eats: Hand pie with chicken and buttermilk gravy at Pie Corps

  53. Photograph: Jessica Lin
    Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Best cheap eats: Ham and cheese croissant at Dominique Ansel Bakery

Food photos: The best cheap eats in New York 2013

Click through our slide show of NYC's best cheap eats, including top-notch fried chicken, burgers and international snacks.

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This year brought first-rate BBQ, ramen and bar grub to New York, upping the city's best cheap-eats offerings. Scroll through our slide show for the NYC's top cheap eats grub. Bargain eating has never looked better

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