5 Best Cheap Eats in New York City

Few people would deny that New York City is the center of all things fashionable in the US. We look to Los Angeles for the movies, and we look towards Miami for the latest fanny pack designs. But, the one thing you probably didn’t already know about New York City is that it also happens to be the best places for those who are looking to fill their bellies with some good food on a budget. So, without further ado, here’s a list of some of the best cheat eats in New York City. Enjoy!

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by Seth Werkheiser


  1. Rose’s

This Brooklyn eatery isn’t anything fancy, it doesn’t have a menu, and there isn’t any written attribution of pedigree, but the burger and fries are said to be made from grass fed beef, which are the best kind of cow, and then perfumed with smoke from the wood grill, which gives it a funky smell that goes well with the cheese and homemade ham. Try it and take a nice 48 hour nap!

295 Flatbush Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11217

  1. Kiki’s

At Kiki’s you will get to enjoy some traditional Greek cuisine. From grilled octopus with fries to whole fish and saganaki, here you will get to taste some great grandma cooking by Rita aka “Auntie” who is quite skilled at making her food simple yet delicious.

130 Division St.
New York, NY 10002

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by stu_spivack


  1. Morris Sandwich Shop

Morris Sandwich Shop is a takeout sandwich shop, the love child of Morris, the owner. They say that a sandwich can only be as good as the total sum of its parts, and Morris Sandwich Shop seems to have nailed all of those parts pretty well, because each sandwich delivers a mouth watering wallop. The star of the show here is the European Combo, which is a nice treat for your taste buds.

Morris Sandwich Shop
569 Lincoln Pl.
Brooklyn, NY 11238

  1. Cabalito

Cabalito is a Latino eatery that serves some of the best stuffed Salvadoran masa pucks of any of the boroughs. Here you will get to enjoy some exquisite meals with a traditional touch of revueltas, mozzarella and chicharrones, all of which will be served to you piping hot and topped off with salsa that adds a zing to its taste.

13 Essex St.
New York, NY 10002

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by Molly Elliott

  1. Arcade Bakery

Arcade Bakery is a novel eatery that’s in the most peculiar location you could visit, the lobby of a closed-off office building. This lunchtime only pizza joint offers many other dishes on the menu that go well with your taste buds. Here you will get to enjoy Roger Gural’s pear vanilla baguettes and flaky croissants, along with whiskey pecan babka and other handiworks of the master chef.

Arcade Bakery
220 Church St.
New York, NY 10013


Ending Note

As restaurant prices continue to touch the ceiling, finding a cheap but delicious meal becomes more of a priority. Using the suggestions mentioned above will get you a decent meal at a decent price in New York City.

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