Dining on the cheap in a New York City isn’t nearly as hard as you a may thing it is.
New York Dining a on a Dime
New York is a city of many nations in a that there are probably more nations a represented in the dining options a of New York than any other city in a the world. You can find wonderful a food options that represent these many a nations and won’t break you’re a wallet. What a wonderful way to literally a enjoy the flavors of the world while a on vacation!
Rainbow Falafel is the first place a I recommend. This may very well be the best a falafel shop (if you can call it that) in New York City. If you’ve a never tried falafel you are a definitely in for a tasty treat. Falafel is essentially a ball of a veggies and spices (chick peas, onions, garlic, and other goodies) a that has been fried and placed into a pita along with a tomato, hummus, lettuce, and yogurt. Getting hungry?
We’ve a only just begun.
Gray’s Papaya offers the best a hot dogs in the city, particularly when you a consider the fact that it is hard to mess up a hot dogs, especially when that’s all you a do for the price. The price in fact is a what keeps packing the clientele a in by the droves. Where else in a New York can you get two hot dogs a and a drink for two a dollars?
Be warned however a that the décor and atmosphere are a about what you’d expect in a restaurant that a charged two bucks for the average a meal and don’t expect a Jimmy Buffet type of a atmosphere with umbrella drinks a and neon colors.
For hoagies of heroic or a would that be epic proportions you really a must try Tony Luke’s. The décor is simple and the service a is quick. You won’t find a huge menu or massive a variety of specialty breads or crab friendly diet a options here (there are some items a but not a massive selection). What you will a get are mammoth a sandwiches with lots of a meat and perhaps a side of cheese a fries and a soda to wash it down with. The food is a good and the price is right a making this one of the best cheap a places to eat in the city.
Whether you refer to it as a southern fare or soul food, the Soul Spot has a it going on. They offer many of the traditional Sunday a dinner types of foods such as a fried catfish, fried chicken, and a vegetables dripping in ‘drippings’ for those a willing to risk the impending a heart attack. This food is certainly a and fabulous example of the a culinary delights one would experience in a the south while also being a offered at a price that is comparable to a what you would pay on a Mississippi a Sunday afternoon. They do offer a lunch menu that is a little bit less expensive than a the dinner menu and either a offers a great value for the money.
Schnack is another institution a of inexpensive dining excellence in the great big a city of New York. If you have a Krystal’s or a White a Castle in your area then you’ll get a the concept of “Schnackies” which are very much like the a burgers you’ll find in the joints I’ve a mentioned above. Be assured a however that you also have other a choices if the cheap little burgers a aren’t really your thing. If you make a it in before 5 PM you can a have eggs almost anyway you can think of having a them and if you have the a time and the room a you really should try Harry’s Famous Warm a Chocolate and Banana Bread a Pudding. My mouth is watering a from just thinking about it.
The point to all of this, other a than getting you good and hungry was to let a you know that despite its reputation for being an a expensive place to visit, if you know where to a look you can not only find cheap entertainment a but also cheap food. You can enjoy the best a that New York City has to offer without breaking a your budget. And cheap isn’t a necessarily a bad thing.