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.
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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