Since the birth of our little Tater Tot, it has been more difficult for Spud and I to scour the city to bring you the best in cheap eats. But, don’t give up on us quite yet, we still love devouring great grub for tiny sums. Recently we went on an all out Cheap Eats Bender. In one weekend we munched our way from Alphabet City, to Chinatown, the Lower East Side and Union Square, with a baby in tow. It was fan-eating-tastic! Nearly everything was under $10. Here’s the run-down, in chronological order:

  • Insane bacon wrapped dog with peanut butter, pickles and potato chips from Crif Dog
  • Excellent grilled Shrimp Tacos from La Lucha
  • Rich babka-like Chocolate Shoshanim from Zucker bakery
  • Down-home awesomeness of wings, incredible fried fish and ‘nana pudding from Bobwhite Lunch and Supper Counter
  • Bacon waffle breakfast from new brick n’ mortar Wafels n Dinges
  • Tres Leches and Coffee Cake Donuts from the best, Doughnut Plant
  • Traditional garlic bialys from Kossar’s Bialys
  • Crunchy new pickles from The Pickle Guys
  • Super cheap pork dumplings and sesame pancakes from Vanessa Dumplings
  • Phat Thai from Pok Pok Phat Thai (lives up to the hype!)
  • Schmaple and Chocolate Puddings from Sugar Sweet Sunshine (Possibly our favorite thing on the planet).
  • Smokey Burnt Ends from Mighty Quinn’s
  • Peanut Butter Pie and The Nog Pudding from Sugar Sweet Sunshine (yes, again!)
  • Chicken Churri from one of NYC’s most creative sandwich shops, Num Pang
  • Zero hype, just good fried cauliflower from Rainbow Falafel
  • Crispy Eggplant Torta from Tortaria (because tortas rule!)




Crispy Eggplant Torta