Where to Eat Cheaply This Week

Better Being Underground
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

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Better Being Underground

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Category: Restaurant

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