Will be attending NYU in fall and need some good, cheap eats, comrades!
I'm creating a list of restaurants and various eateries to hit up next year when I'm at NYU. Please offer me your insight on yummy, inexpensive spots in and around Greenwich Village/NYU.
If you have any further recommendations, I love Mexican, Afghan, and Greek food. Italian goes without saying...you know what, this isn't working, I like all types of food :D
Thank you kindly, fellow New Yorkers!
Welcome to New York. Get yourself acquainted with Crif Dogs quick. Some of the best (and most creative) hot dogs in the city, they're all you'll need for your drunken freshman year late-night snack attacks.
113 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009
You lucky s.o.b.....ok, well, you've definitely got to hit up Corner Bistro at least once a week for bacon cheeseburgers and cheap beer (there Ale is $1 a mug i believe). You can get Awesome Bahn Mi Sandwiches at Baoguette Cafe (on St. Marks Pl) - if you've never had Bahn Mi - run don't walk - i prefer the Pork or Catfish Sandwich, but they're all good and cheap. And, of course, Pizza from Joe's. I'd keep these 3 places in your rotation for sure. Have fun man, time of your life.
331 W 4th St, New York, NY 10014
This is probably on one of kathryn's links, but I loved the dosa cart on the south side of Washington Square Park, right across from the old law school building. They were just as good as ever last time I tried a masala dosa. My other recommendations may be a little stale - I haven't spent much time around NYU in a few years - but here are a few more:
I used to also like the crepes (and wine) at Shade Bar on W 3rd.
The Belgian beer place (can't remember the name) on W 4th used to have tasty frites.
I will always have a soft spot for Red Bamboo - entirely vegetarian and largely fake meat place. That creole soul chicken and the faux wings are favorites.
Sandwich Shop(pe?) on Greenwich is a short walk away for pretty good sandwiches.
140 W 4th St, New York, NY 10012
If you're not coming here until the fall, a lot of the places you're noting for next year might close -- the NYC restaurant scene moves fast, especially with food carts/trucks. Also Time Out NY updates their "cheap eats" list every summer so watch out for the 2011 version.
Some links that might help your explorations:
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For cheap eats, try out some street food -- lots of interesting ethnic here that you might not find at home:
I highly recommend RGR's self guided Lower East Side Gustatory tour as a way to do some of the iconic NYC foods, just sub in Pickle Guys for Guss' Pickles:
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49 Essex St, New York, NY 10002
I practically lived there when I moved to the city after college. You can go vegan or get a shwarma and get meat.
But one word of advice, skip the $0.99 pizza. Its bad, really bad.
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Down the hatch-happy hour and wings! (its a rite of passage)!
Mamoun's for falafel, not a fan of their shawarma.
Artichoke just opened up in the area, I really enjoy their Sicilian slices.
Pluck U chicken wings are a guilty pleasure.
Dos Toros has good, fresh tasting burritos more Cal-Mex than authentic Mexican.
Khyber Pass is a bit of a walk but nearby in the east village for Afghan food.
On 6th ave, there's the El Idolo truck for Mexican or Sammy's Halal cart for yummy chicken and rice both are inexpensive options.
34 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003
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137 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003