Sunday, September 6, 2015

NEW YORK: Foodie on a Budget

If you are a foodie on a budget, There are a few options available!
Here is my to-try-list for some cheap eats :

1. Restaurants

Smart move: step off Times Square into Hell's Kitchen, Restaurant row on 46th St. (between Broadway and 9th Avenue), Soho or China Town. If you dine-in, remember to tip accordingly (20%), some people depends on this money to make ends meet. Try to avoid fast food, you are in New York you deserve an authentic meal. Check Yelps! for the best cheap eats around.

Hell's Kitchen

 Sergimmo Salumeria (Italian)

Little Italy

 Banh Mi Saigon (Vietnamese)


Cupping Room Cafe (American)

Lower East Side

Mazeish (Halal)

China Town

Super Taste (Chinese) 

2. Street Food

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• The New York Bagel

 Absolute Bagels  (107th st. and Broadway) 
Bagel Hole (400, 7th Avenue Brooklyn) 

• Bialy 

Kossar's Bagels and Bialys (367 Grand St)

• The New York Hot Dog. 

Papaya King (several locations) 
Nathan's hot dog (1310 Surf Ave, Brooklyn)

• The New York Pizza

99 cents Fresh Pizza (151 E 43rd St)
Best Pizza (33 Havemeyer St., Brooklyn)

• The Best Burger in town

Shake Shack (Several Location)

• Halal Food 

Sammy's Halal Food  (W 4th st. and 6th Avenue)
Halal Guys (W 53rd st. and 6th Avenue) 

3. Farmer's Market

In Union Square, there are Farmer's Markets (a few days in a week) are great as you might score cheap local lunch.

4. Cook Your Own Food/ Ready Food

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If you are not fussy on food, book a room with a refrigerator and do your groceries shopping. I personally do mine in CVS, Walgreen, Rite-Aid or Walmart (if any). These chains offer good deals on food stuff if you visit in the evening. For Example, $1 for 2 Starbucks drinks, $2 for pizzas.

This post is based solely on my honest opinion or personal experience. 
 Feel free to share your thoughts with me by commenting below!

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