New York is a hub for live music and food. Although you can get into bar gigs for free at most places, the food is not usually cheap, per se. If you’re paying $10 for a stingy plate of substandard wings at the bar without knowing about the amazing tacos being sold right across the street for $3.5, something you’d honestly enjoy way more, it’s kind of a loss, isn’t it? Especially if you’re looking to cut costs but live the New York life as well!
Well, we have made a little cheat sheet for you to follow if you’re ever low on cash, looking for a cheap but delicious lunch or just want to experience good food without the massive price tag!
Here’s a list to follow if you want to eat for less than $5 in New York City:
1. Tim Ho Wan
How to reach: 85 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003, USA
What to eat: Braised Chicken Feet. Stacks of poultry in a pool of abalone sauce topped with roasted peanut crumbs.
2. Wah Fung Fast Food
How to reach: 79 Chrystie St, New York, NY 10002, USA
What to eat: Pork Over Rice. A generous helping of soy basted ground pork in a dark brown sauce over a bed of fluffy hot rice.
How to reach: 30 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003, USA
What to eat: Falafel Sandwich. Spicy falafel cutlets with assorted veggies, like onions, tomatoes and herbs, dripping in white sauce in pita bread served with a side of baba ganoush.