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Help with a "best of" list

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I know NYC offers SO many choices, but would like some input on the following:

Best inexpensive (for NYC) food experience!

Best ethnic (any type but Mexican-get all I want from home) restaurant!

Arriving in a week and have reservations for Babbo, but 6 nights of no plans.

Would appreciate any suggestions about the above for dinners.

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  1. Your two questions seem kind of vague. How inexpensive is inexpensive? $5? $20? Do you want sit down, take out, street food? Pizza, bagels, ice cream, pastrami sandwiches, something else?

    Best ethnic that isn't Mexican...any preferences at all?

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    1. Best inexpensive food: the idli at Saravanaas. A pizza at Difara is not in Manhattan, but it better qualifies as a food "experience" and is not that expensive.

      Best ethnic... is italian an ethnicity? cuz then it ain't Babbo, man I dislike the food there. So for best ethnic, I'll go with Grand Sichuan Eastern.

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      Saravanaas
      81 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016

      Grand Sichuan
      1049 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10022