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Will be attending NYU in fall and need some good, cheap eats, comrades!

mulligatawny Dec 28, 2010 11:58 AM

Greetings-
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!

  1. restaurantbrat Feb 7, 2011 06:40 PM

    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.

    http://restaurantbrat.com

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    Crif Dogs
    113 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009

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      jdross19 Feb 5, 2011 03:36 PM

      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.

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      Corner Bistro
      331 W 4th St, New York, NY 10014

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      1. re: jdross19
        mulligatawny Feb 5, 2011 06:37 PM

        thanks jdross!
        that sounds like a good deal, and I think I've been to Joe's on a visit, it's right by that great gelato place, Grom right? - I agree, amazing pizza!

        Thanks, I can't wait!

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        Grom
        233 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

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        Olive123 Dec 29, 2010 12:27 PM

        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.

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        Red Bamboo
        140 W 4th St, New York, NY 10012

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          deabot Feb 5, 2011 09:30 AM

          The Belgian Beer place is called Vol de Nuit and they do have tasty fries.

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          Vol de Nuit
          148 W 4th St, New York, NY 10012

          1. re: deabot
            mulligatawny Feb 5, 2011 10:36 AM

            tasty fries? sign me up! thanks

          2. re: Olive123
            mulligatawny Feb 5, 2011 10:35 AM

            yummm,
            red bamboo is looking especially appealing since i'm trying to go veg. i'll do it.. eventually.
            thanks Olive123

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            kathryn Dec 28, 2010 01:10 PM

            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:

            Please help me eat during a month in New York - some of the nouveau cheap eats around town
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/716238

            Don't leave NY without eating these foods - focused on the more iconic NYC foods
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/610739

            For cheap eats, try out some street food -- lots of interesting ethnic here that you might not find at home:
            http://nymag.com/restaurants/features/33527/
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/701278
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/653353
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/636263

            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:
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/493333

            Best cheap eats in New York City
            Everything under $10!
            http://newyork.timeout.com/restaurants-bars/restaurants/80798/cheap-eats-in-new-york-city

            cheap eats west 90s
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/693287

            Cheap Eats NYC Trip Report
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/733896

            Looking for Best Cheap Eats in Manhattan
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/694218

            Cheap-eats food itinerary for 4 days in Manhattan?
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/705431

            Best street food
            http://nymag.com/restaurants/features/33527/
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/653353
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/636263

            Need recession reco's for East Village!
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/634400

            $10 or less for delicious lunches
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/616942

            Where 25 people can eat dinner for $12 each in Manhattan
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/604591

            Current Favorite Dish/Item for Less than $10?
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/390555

            $10 and under, family friendly, Fresh, Good, Clean, and worth leaving the Outer Boroughs for?
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/543727

            More Cheap Eats, but cheap for college kids?
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/622841

            cheap eats tour of greenwich/ west village--ideas?
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/627234

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            Pickle Guys
            49 Essex St, New York, NY 10002

            8 Replies
            1. re: kathryn
              mulligatawny Dec 28, 2010 01:26 PM

              good point, and wow, thanks!

              1. re: mulligatawny
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                InSearchOfTacos Dec 28, 2010 02:04 PM

                theres a taco truck parked right next to the christopher st subway stop- its awesome. go there.

                and taim off 7th ave really isnt that far from nyu's campus- it's well worth the walk

                1. re: InSearchOfTacos
                  mulligatawny Dec 28, 2010 03:22 PM

                  thanks- i see you are a fan of tacos InSearchofTacos, I will trust your advice then!

                  1. re: mulligatawny
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                    InSearchOfTacos Feb 6, 2011 03:15 PM

                    i do love tacos :) and these arent amazing or anything- but they are satisfying cheap eats in the west village

                  2. re: InSearchOfTacos
                    JungMann Dec 29, 2010 07:13 AM

                    Taim is definitely worth the walk out of Washington Square. How Mamoun's is so popular boggles my mind -- I can only imagine it's the price, because it's certainly not the dry falafel.

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                      scotty27 Dec 29, 2010 07:15 AM

                      Otto
                      www.shrinkinthekitchen.com

                    2. re: InSearchOfTacos
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                      kathryn Feb 6, 2011 04:40 PM

                      I walk past all the time and wonder how the tacos are -- it's the truck in front of the Chase, right? South side of West 4th, east side of 7th Ave?

                      What do you like there?

                      1. re: kathryn
                        JungMann Feb 7, 2011 05:17 AM

                        It's been a while since I've visited the El Angelo truck, but I remember their chorizo tortas being very good. They also have cemitas.

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                  AdamD Dec 28, 2010 12:15 PM

                  two words
                  mamouns falafel

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                  1. re: AdamD
                    mulligatawny Dec 28, 2010 12:20 PM

                    looks amazing, thanks!

                    1. re: mulligatawny
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                      AdamD Dec 28, 2010 12:28 PM

                      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.
                      Two other words:
                      Benny's burritos

                      Three other words:
                      Down the hatch-happy hour and wings! (its a rite of passage)!

                      1. re: AdamD
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                        deabot Dec 28, 2010 01:12 PM

                        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.

                        Happy eating!

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                        Khyber Pass
                        34 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003

                        Pluck U
                        230 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012

                        El Idolo
                        W 14th St and 8th Ave, New York, NY 10011

                        Dos Toros
                        137 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003

                        1. re: deabot
                          mulligatawny Dec 28, 2010 03:24 PM

                          I've heard good things about Artichoke..
                          I will definitely have to check out Khyber Pass. Thanks so much deabot!

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                          Khyber Pass
                          34 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003

                          1. re: deabot
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                            guide boy Feb 5, 2011 09:04 AM

                            Dos Toros es muy mediocre. You might have to leave the neighborhood or the borough to get good Mex.

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                            Dos Toros
                            137 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003

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