Cheap eats in the West Village
Any suggestions for good cheap eats in the West Village (actually west of Laguardia Pl.)?
Try Simply Caribbean on Sullivan St. (bet 3rd and Bleecker) for curry chicken patties and other Carribbean delights. Mamoun's on MacDougal has great falafel. I go regularly to Turkish Grill on Bleecker (w of MacDougal) for kofte, good taramasalata and excellent french fries. That's all takeout, where you can get a substantial meal for $5-7. Do you want more restauranty places?
I'm a big fan of Petite Abeille on Hudson, just above Barrow. Good farmhouse Belgian food (okay, I've never been to a Belgian farmhouse, but I imagine it might be similar), plus good moule frites, a nice selection of Belgian beers and a serviceable selection of wines. Forty bucks should cover it; less if one of you gets the special of the day.
Also Malatesta, a groovy (yes, the word really applies) trattoria on Christopher and Washington. The place is really Italian, in the hip, youth culture, out-of-the-way, Roman meatpacking district sort of manner. Good pastas, piadini, and main dishes, cheap wine, and a fun attitude.
For basic grub, try the Tavern on Jane at 8th Ave and Jane. The kitchen isn't bad (had very good fish and chips there a month ago) and there's a good bar.