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Jul 21, 2012 07:20 PM

Best meal for $10 a person

Thinking about venturing in to the city tomorrow to look for some cheap eats.

Who's got one?

Could be food truck, deli anything...

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  1. Easy in Chinatown: Xian Famous Foods, Yuen Yuen, NY Noodle Town for three right on Bayard St., plus many more East of the Bowery.

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    1. re: swannee

      Xian famous foods, Zabb Elee, Cafe Ollin, Zoma

    2. Xi'an Famous, Zabb Elee (though they can break $10/pp) - also you could split a Cubano and an order of Mofungo at Cibao on Clinton & Rivington, even splitting them you won't need to eat for another day...

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      1. re: sgordon

        Can one really eat for $10 at Zaab Elee?

        1. re: swannee

          If one eats lightly, maybe. You could split a Som Tum Muazuar or something, and get a couple offal skewers, might come out just under twenty after tax & tip.

      2. Joe Dough sandwiches - a $10 conflicted Jew is enough for two, if you're eating with somebody else, get another sandwich or economize on the $4 chili.

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        1. re: hungrycomposer

          Halal cart (chicken and/or lamb and rice) 53rd and 6th

        2. A nice pastrami sammich @ Katz's is $16 but big enough for 2. With beverages it would be a bit over $10pp but worth it.