Porchetta, Ippudo, Caracas, Keste, Shake Shack
looking for some picks on where to go during budget month! we had a big purchase this week and need to make up for it by cutting back on our dining expenses. i'm thinking of places like Porchetta, Ippudo, Caracas, Keste and Shake Shack, where we can get out under $40 (no drinks, obviously), but still look forward to trekking out.
oddball suggestions are most appreciated. there's little we don't eat.
How about Chinese? BaoHaus, Szechuan Gourmet, Xian Famous Foods, Great NY Noodletown, Noodle Village...
Don't forget also Gramercy Tavern's off menu lunch deal: sandwich and soup for $14.
I'm sure there's a ton of stuff in here:
42 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003
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Risotteria, Taïm, Cafe Gitane, Cafe Habana, La Esquina (the counter portion)... Still thinking.
if you are a bit flexible, Northern Spy's sunday supper is $24 for 3-courses.
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Artichoke. Most other pizza places.
Many bars have very reasonable happy hour menus that are interesting (but have the drawback of compelling you to spend money on beer, so that may not work for you). I was pleasantly surprised by the cheap food options at the Happy Hours for Jimmy's No. 43 and the Mermaid Inn's bar area.
I would probably cut out Ippudo as there are many other ramen places that deliver similar quality at much cheaper prices. Minca, etc.
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Jimmy's No. 43
43 E 7th St, New York, NY 10003
65 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003
Sorry, I should have been more clear. Ive been to the five places mentioned and was looking for some similar suggestions. Similar in the way that these places are "food destinations", but still quite cheap. To be honest, I wasn't too impressed with Porchetta. I'm glad to have tried it, but I won't be going back.
Been to Artichoke. Again, I didn't love it, but that's along the lines of what I'm looking for.
Appreciate all the suggestions so far. I'll be checking out the links that Kathryn provided, as well as some of the other suggestions. Someone mentioned Jimmy's...I love it there. Never ate, only drank, but I really like the space.