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Jan 17, 2007 04:12 PM

Quick and cheap eats around East Village

Any suggestions for a fast, cheap restaurant/diner/fast food place in the East Village? I like Rai Rai Ken, but I'd like to try something new.


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  1. Try Bennie's on 6th Street and Avenue A for fast, cheap and reasonably flavorful & somewhat healthy Mexican food.

      1. I love mama's on third. Huge portions (enough for two meals. Quite tasty comfort food. Good mac and chs, Minca (on fifth between A/B)is a good ramen alternative to Rai Rai Ken. Cafe Mogador is cheap and basic with decent Middle eastern/American.

        1. Hummus Place on St. Mark's--great hummus
          Momomuku Ssam Bar on 2nd Ave--Korean wraps
          Chickpea on 3rd Ave--falafel, shawarma, and their offspring, the shawafel


          1. Dumpling Man is always great for a cheap fix of dumplings. There's also snack dragon for tacos and for a bit of a walk the chicken sandwich at Cibao on the corner of Rivington and Clinton is outstanding for only $4.