Just because something is delicious, doesn't mean you have to pay an arm and a leg for it, and my list of the best NYC cheap eat spots proves that! When you're traveling, it's hard to find the best places to eat at in your limited time visiting. Yes, you can Google "Best NYC Restaurants" but you will most likely get many that are five star dining facilities that will of course be serving mind blowing food for more money than you spent on your flight in! So for the budget savvy traveler, or those of you who just need to find a great place to get a snack or eat lunch, here is a list of the 10 Best NYC Cheap Eat Spots to help you with your meal planning!
1. Pommes Frites - East Village
This was the first "hole-in-the-wall" NYC cheap eats spot that I was shown when I moved to the city, and I fell in love instantly. All they sell... are French fries! They are authentic Belgian fries made from freshly cut potatoes and fried to golden perfection. The best part of this spot is that there are over 26 different dipping sauces to choose from for your fries! With that number of sauces, they of course have some unique ones like Smoked Eggplant Mayo, Pomegranate Teriyaki Mayo, and Peanut Satay. But if you like to keep it original, they of course offer normal dippings, like ketchup, which is free. Their regular sized fry is $4.50, which is plenty enough for one person, and you can get a combo of three dipping sauces for $2.50 or $1 each. They are open until 3:30 a.m. on the weekends so it's always a great late night spot to hit after the bars. Pommes Frites is located on 2nd Ave and East 7th Street in the East Village.