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Aug 2, 2008 02:02 PM

5 Young Visitors on a Budget

Hello NY Chowhounders. My daugher and 4 of her friends, all impoverished university students, are visiting for a few days from Toronto. I'm footing the bill for their accommodation (aren't I nice) but they're on their own for food. They are staying at an apartment on 11th Ave. near 52nd St. but will be travelling all over town, including a late night show at The Rocky Horror show which is in Chelsea, I think. The apartment has a kitchen, so any good bagel places or bakeries near by would be great. They need really cheap places to eat. Are those fantastic New York food carts I hear about all over town? What would you suggest? And just to complicate things, 4 of the 5 are vegetarians. They are so excited to be visiting. New York is so fabulous!

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  1. Taim for the best falafel I've ever had (and I've had it in Israel . . .). Won't set them back too much $ for a great lunch!

    222 Waverly Place, New York, NY 10014

    1. mahmoun's falafel on macdougal
      ino for truffled egg toast and the best panini ever on bedford in the west village
      artichoke pizza on 14th street for their sicilian pizza
      westville on 10th street for vege hotdogs and awesome vegetables
      da andrea on hudson or max on avenue b for decently priced pasta
      city bakery for cookies and cake and coffee on 18th street
      shake shack in madison park for their shroom burger and fries...they will go nuts for this.
      hangawi for vege korean food on 32nd street

      1. Best bakeries nearby would have to be Sullivan St. Bakery or Amy's Bread.

        Cheap eats can be found usually at ethnic joints (Chinese, Thai (Wondee Siam is nearby) etc.), Jewish delis, pizza.

        Eats for visitors:

        Cheap eats and street food (makes it easier for you to try lots of things and stay under budget

        Best under $10

        RGR's Self-Guided Gustatory Tour

        Eats for visitors:

        More on Wondee Siam (there are 3

        Sullivan Street Bakery
        533 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036

        Amy's Bread
        672 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

        Wondee Siam II
        813 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019