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vicious knishes Mar 3, 2008 12:48 PM

So I just had the 99 cent pizza behind port authority and it got me thinking about other bargains that may be out there. Let's hear 'em all!

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  1. jakew8 RE: vicious knishes Mar 3, 2008 12:52 PM

    Same area: Piece of Chicken's fried chicken for $1.


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      conniecoady RE: jakew8 Mar 3, 2008 03:12 PM

      Aw MAN Piece of Chicken is good. You can smell it from a block away. Head directly across the street to Rudy's Red for a $4.00 pint and a FREE HOT DOG.

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        vicious knishes RE: jakew8 Mar 4, 2008 05:45 AM

        Ah, thanks for the tip. I may try piece of chicken for lunch today. Rudy's sounds good, too.

        Let's keep 'em coming!

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        censorone RE: vicious knishes Mar 3, 2008 06:07 PM

        $1 fishball, cheung fun, egg cakes at chinatown cart vendor.

        $2 hummus or $2.50 falafel sandwich at mamoun's.

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          bastet212 RE: vicious knishes Mar 4, 2008 05:48 AM

          free personal pizza with ANY drink ALL the time at crocodile lounge on 14th st.

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            vicious knishes RE: bastet212 Mar 4, 2008 09:12 AM

            yes, but personally the brooklyn location has much better pizza.

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              bastet212 RE: vicious knishes Mar 4, 2008 09:36 AM

              maybe, never been there :) but that doesnt change the fact that the one at UnSq. is still free and totally edible :)

          2. Miss Needle RE: vicious knishes Mar 4, 2008 08:04 AM

            All of those 5 for a dollar dumpling joints in Chinatown. You also have 1.50 sesame pancakes there as well.

            Those buns and pastries in Chinatown bakeries are quite cheap as well. You can be full for about 2 dollars.

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              Melanie RE: Miss Needle Mar 4, 2008 10:01 AM

              Speaking of Chinatown, I was heading home this weekend (in a hurry) and I saw a sign on a food cart that said '12 for $1'

              Unfortunately, I didnt go back and see what it was, but I figure that 12 of anything for $1 is a good bargain!

              Wow, and considering that I don't even know exactly where it was (somehwere right by Noodletown), this post is probably not helpful at all! If anyone knows what I am talking about, please feel free to chime in.

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                Miss Needle RE: Melanie Mar 4, 2008 10:15 AM

                Wow! The only thing I can think of is those egg cakes (they're pretty tiny). But I thought those were 20 for a $1.

                To the OP -- I think there are more of those $1 pizza places around. I've also seen one on 43rd between Lex and 3rd and there are two around Port Authority.

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