New York City is a world capital of cuisine and your trip to the Big Apple would not be complete without trying some of the city’s fantastic food. Just like you, our New York guides love great food at great prices and know where to find unforgettable New York food that won’t take a bite out of your wallet. We’ve compiled sources and sites we rely on to find the best food deals around. Be sure to check out our full guide on experiencing the best of New York on a budget.
Dave, aka Mr. NY Budget, offers a blog on all sorts of affordable living in New York City. Check out his blog posts on Cheap Eats for local restaurants, food trucks, carts and more!.
The Not For Tourists website offers a very thorough and long list of restaurants to suit your needs. Just some of the categories are: Eating Cheap, Eating Hip, Eating Ethnic, Eating Old, Eating Meat, Eating Veggie and, if you dare…Eating Your Wallet.
A great source for vegans and vegetarians is Happy Cow’s website. This site is hardcore vegan, and the reviews are from people who know the difference between merely edible vegan and incredible vegan.
Just as there are dozens of food trucks roaming the city daily, there are dozens of “Best Food Trucks” lists. Here are a few we rely on: Village Voice,USA Today, The Gothamist 2013 and 2014. Since food trucks are by nature mobile, they move to different locations daily. The Food Trucks website helps you track down where food trucks are parked for the day.
If you know exactly what you want to eat, Real Cheap Eatswebsite lets you search by the form or flavor of food. Craving something spicy, but don’t care what country it’s from? Love noodles, be they ramen, spaghetti, japchae or chow fun? Only have $5 in your pocket but don’t want McDonald’s? This website is perfect for you.