Where to Eat Cheaply This Week

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The Nuyorican, one of our cheap eats this week
Eating out gets really expensive really quickly in New York City, which makes it a tough place to subsist if you're scraping by until your next paycheck or trying to save a few bucks. If that's you this week -- perhaps you lost a Super Bowl bet? -- check out our round-up of cheap eats, a list we'll post every Monday.

The Nuyorican at Better Being Underground, 55 Leroy Street, 212-255-9155
This tiny West Village shop is unassumingly located at the bottom of the stairs on a residential block, and it updates its menu daily. For $9.99, grab the Nuyorican, which is a wrap stuffed with spicy sofrito braised chicken, sweet plantains, peppercorn mayo, and avocado. Pro tip: The place is open Monday through Friday from noon until 3 p.m. -- and it delivers. -- Caryn Ganeles

Chavela's, 736 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-622-3100
Much of the menu at this tasty Crown Heights Mexican joint is under $10, which means you can compile a platter of tacos, dig into a torta, or fill up on tamales for cheap. But if you really want to save some money, go for lunch, when a handful of platters run for $6.95, or happy hour, when tacos are $2 and drinks are cheap, too. -- Laura Shunk


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Whole Foods Market

95 E. Houston St., New York, NY

Category: General

Chavela's

736 Franklin Ave., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

Better Being Underground

55 Leroy St., ,

Category: Restaurant

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2 comments
David Owen
David Owen

You wanna eat cheaply? Eat at home fer chrissakes! Invite some friends and make a fricken party of it.

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