fantastic but cheap rec's
will be in NYC this sunday and monday and looking for chow recs for fantastic but innexpensive meals. staying Times Square midtown but willing to go to soho the village chinnatown etc. very open to ethnic food, great pizza, deli sushi etc. need breakfast, lunch and dinner recs.
How cheap is cheap? I doubt you'll get great sushi for very cheap. I also find it questionable when certain items like raw fish are TOO cheap, you know?
Do you eat spicy food?
Mission Chinese - lunch is less crowded than dinner
Xian Famous Foods
53rd and 6th Halal cart
Momofuku Ssam duck lunch special
Lobster rolls at Luke's
Vietnamese - banh mi in Chinatown, do a search! Or Num Pang
Pretzels at Sigmund
Sandwiches - Defonte's, Lamazou, No 7 Sub, Parm (long lines for dinner, try lunch), Faicco's
La Churreria - Spanish sandwiches, fresh churros and dark hot chocolate (Spanish style, so no cinnamon), good lunch specials too
Great NY Noodletown
Regarding ethnic, definitely try a food truck or two:
Have you considered doing a food crawl?
I highly recommend RGR's self guided Lower East Side Gustatory tour but sub in Pickle Guys for Guss' Pickles and note that Economy Candy's address is incorrect:
Maybe scoopG's self guided Chinatown tour:
A West Village food crawl
Cheap Eats You Want to Brag About:
Have you checked out this site?
Good links for them.
I think Ippudo, Luke's Lobster, are like a $20 lunch by the time you get done, and not the best values for that money.
Mission Chinese would take careful ordering.
I'll add Vanessa's dumplings downtown location as a good place to know about if you start running out of money and need to pad your stomachs.
Are there two of you? For an interesting NYC experience go to Katz's and split a nice pastrami sammich on rye, a knish and a Dr Brown soda. The sandwich is big enough for two hearty eaters to share.
Take a stroll around the Lower East Side afterward.
re: dining with doc
Pig and Khao ( thai, filipino, vietnamese, other)
Wong ( asian)
Robataya ( japanese)
Yokocho ( yakatori and more)
Porchetta ( pork) seating for about 4 people
Sheng ( hand pulled , or knife cut noodles)
Lucien ( french)
Nish Nush ( Yemenite falafel and hummus)
Georgia ( BBQ)
Salvation ( tacos, pig ears, sandwiches)
Le Petit Abeille ( burgers, mussels steak frites (Belgian)
Motorino ( pizza)
Katz's ( as mentioned above by other poster)
Maharlika ( modern Filipino)
Misoya ( ramen)
Mary's Fish Camp ( Seafood)
Big Nick's ( great Burger)
Viet Cafe ( Vietnamese)
Kori ( Modern Korean)
Inoteca ) Italian small dishes)
MeatBall Shoppe ( meatballs)
Golden Unicorn ( dim sum)
Soba koh ( Japanese , soba)
Russ and daughters ( smoked fish,, take out)
Bugs ( japanese home cooking)
All Good Things ( sandwiches, chocolates, oysters, etc etc)
Cuisine of Pakistan
Eating at all three is sort of like stealing ... but legal.
Then when you're done, go to Poseidon Bakery and get the Galaktoboureko for dessert.