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Mar 24, 2010 11:19 AM

Cool, cheap eats in Manhattan.

Does anyone have any suggestions for where to take my broke, artsy hipster friend to dinner (or lunch or breakfast) in manhattan? Good food, cool ambiance and cheap prices are the key. Cuisine open. tia.

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    1. naruto ramen 8.50 for excellent ramen - 6.50 on mondays

      caracas arepa bar (and close to blue and gold for cheap drinks in a hipster friendly dive bar)

      cascabel taqueria

      cong ly for pho

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      1. re: thew

        Yeah naruto ramen is amazing, and fairly cheap.

      2. Costco-mid day for free samples of food and window shop.

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        1. re: UES Mayor

          Costco does have great hot dogs. But don't you have to have a membership? :). Looking for something more New York-ish.

        2. Not much of an ambiance, but Pita Joe has good cheap food if you're looking for a quick bite in the Union Square area. $4 for a falafel sandwich. Can't beat it.

          Pita Joe
          2 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011

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          1. re: bkfan16

            Mamoun's Falafel in the village sells their sandwiches for $2.50!

            Mamoun's Falafel
            22 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003

          2. B'fast or lunch at Eisenburg's Sandwich Shop. Cool, retro old-school coffee shop.

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            1. re: carolinadawg

              I live really close but have never been. Will have to check it out.