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I am looking to start visiting some of the city's best "cheap" eats. Ideally places where you can sit, even if it is just a bar stool. no fast food. this a foodie tour so quality counts.
All area's in NYC, all types of food.

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  1. 1 Read this article: http://nymag.com/restaurants/cheapeat...
    2 Read Robert Sietsema's weekely articles in the Village Voice http://www.villagevoice.com/nyclife/0...
    3 Search this board

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    1. re: Ora

      I'd second those suggestions, and also suggest checking out cheapassfood.com or sites/blogs of its kind for affordable places high on quality mostly reviewed by students and people who search for cheap eats. Also, try this thread from CH on $10 and under meals: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/390555
      You might also consider going to areas high in volume for cheap eat type places and hitting a few spots in one go around-Chinatown (I also suggest the Brooklyn Chinatown on 8th Ave if you're up for the subway ride) or the East Village. Among a few specifics I can vouch for are Nyonya (Malaysian with spots in Manhattan and Brooklyn Chinatown), Tsampa (Tibetan in East Village), and Island Burger(9th and 51st with great burgers, chicken sandwiches, and shakes).

      1. re: JSHAFT78

        Thanks for the suggestions - i haVe read the NY Mag article, i thought maybe some chowhounds would have some god suggestions and share the favorites with me as well.

        1. re: slewlew

          Here's another list: http://newyork.citysearch.com/roundup...