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Current Favorite Dish/Item for Less than $10?

Sometimes it seems like every post is about Eleven Madison Park, WD-50, or cheeseburgers. So in the interest of getting a new discussion going, what is your current favorite food item for less than $10 from a restaurant/stand/cart/etc anywhere in Manhattan? Even better if you just discovered it.

My current favorite is a surprisingly tasty steak sandwich from Mooncake Foods in Soho. It's $6.50 for a pretty big warm baguette with medium rare steak chunks, garlic dill mayo, a little bit of baby spinach, and roasted red and green peppers. One dollar more for cheese. Awesome.

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  1. TOTALLY agree with your statement regarding Eleven Madison!!!
    My fave would be the cheese chilaquiles at Tulcingo del Valle in Hell's Kitchen.

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    1. re: LFeinberg

      Where exactly in Hell's Kitchen is Tulcingo del Valle? I would like to check it out.

      1. re: chamorrofoodie

        It's on 10th between 46th and 47th...be sure to try the carnitas tacos!

    2. i just said that about emp .. funny

      1. if you can still find a hot dog cart with fresh knishes. a knish opened up with mustard and sauerkraut.. the only way to eat them. the last time i had that was a cart by south street seaport. $2.00

        also like the pretzel bread at city bakery....couple dollars
        grays papaya of course with the crunchy onions a dollar
        lenny's tankatsu chicken cutlet very good about 7 dollars
        mamouns fallafel 2 dollars

        1. The homemade tagliatelle with shrimp, cabbage, and sheep's cheese at Celeste. I think it's $9.50.

          1. Combo platter, extra white, extra hot at the Cart (53rd and 6th)

            2 tacos (pretty much any kind - though carne enchilada and pollo con mole stand out in my mind) at Downtown Bakery (1st ave and 4th st)

            Chili with fresh corn tortillas at Paquito's (1st ave and 9th st)

            Falafel pita at Cafe Rakka (st. mark's place and 1st ave)

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            1. re: Andrew P.

              I COMPLETELY agree with the combo platter, but for those who aren't used to hot sauce should go easy on the hot. The white sauce is awesome, though.