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Jun 22, 2007 08:50 AM


Hi, I know there have been several other posts asking for similar suggestions but they were all a couple of years old. I just moved to 69th st. btwn CPW and Columbus and am looking for really good, really cheap food. My boyfriend is a student and I just graduated so we are on a tight budget but love great food. We like all cuisines and are open for any and all suggestions. Also, suggestions for breakfast, lunch, dinner and maybe a place for cheap drinks would be much appreciated. Thank you!!

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  1. Grays Papaya for hot dogs. Sido has a falafel sandwich for around $4-5. Soups at Hampton Chutney. In summer on Sat mornings, there's a farmers mkt in the triangle across from B&N around 66 St.
    Think "inexpensive" rather than "cheap" in this part of town.

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    1. re: Ora

      Dosas at Hampton Chutney are delicious and very filling.

    2. Try Luzia's for tapas- Amsterdam btw. 80-81. Really good sangria- go during happy hour (before 7).

      1. celeste - 84th/amsterdam - pastas under $12 - cash only

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        1. re: harrison

          Absolutely. They also do takeout, but I don't think they deliver (wouldn't it be great if they did...)

        2. I used to live on UWS - and my roomates and I would go to happy hour specials at Hi-Life. Cheap sushi on Mondays, I think and then half priced entrees the rest of the week. I haven't been up there in a few years, so I assume it's still open.

          1. Patsy's Pizza. Pollo a la brasa from Flor del Mayo. Ayuvedra Cafe for the fixed-price vegetarian meal.