The 12 Best Cheap Eats in New York

New Yorkers can find a lot to complain about, but a lack of cheap food isn't one of them.

This first appeared on MUNCHIES in July 2016.

New York can be fucking expensive. You're probably paying twice as much as you should to live in a closet in Bushwick, the standard price for a mediocre Dark and Stormy has somehow become $12, and sometimes taking a cab feels like a self-indulgent luxury. One thing we can't complain about, though, is a lack of affordable nosh.

We've got scary-cheap, bare-bones noodle spots in Chinatown where you can BYOB and get lit with your leftover change from laundry day. Grab a fistful of ones, and you can have a vegan burger made by a chef whose restaurants have won James Beard awards. And forget about eating sad leftovers when you come home drunk at 5 AM—you can binge-eat pierogi for little more than the cost of a subway swipe.


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So before you drive yourself crazy pinching pennies to hit the trendiest new seasonal pop-up tasting menu, click through our MUNCHIES Guide to New York and see what our "On A Budget" filter has for you.

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