Where to Eat Cheaply 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.
Better Being Underground The Nuyorican, one of our cheap eats this week
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