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21 Delicious NYC Foods That Won't Break The Bank

We asked, you answered. All under $10!

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Recently, we shared a few of our favorite affordable eats in New York City — and then we asked the BuzzFeed Community to share theirs. Here's what they said:


2. Grilled Mexican corn — with mayo, cotija cheese, chili powder, and lime — from Cafe Habana.

Flickr: chocoxbar

Where: Locations in Nolita and Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Cost: $3

"I've trekked through snow storms just to get some!" —Sarah Donahue, Facebook

3. Dumplings and sesame pancakes at Prosperity Dumpling.

Where: 46 Eldridge St., Lower East Side/Chinatown

Cost: Dumplings are 4 for $1; sesame pancakes are $1.25

"You can eat like a king for a couple bucks because everything on the menu is well below $10. This place is the size of a shoebox, but it's worth it. —David Montego, Facebook

4. The fried chicken sandwich at Cheeky Sandwiches.

Flickr: dereklo

Where: 35 Orchard St., Lower East Side/Chinatown

Cost: $6.50

"Fried chicken, gravy, and red cabbage slaw on a buttermilk biscuit. It's the best thing I've ever eaten." —Damien Samuel, Facebook


7. The al pastor burrito or the carne asada nachos at Taqueria Diana.

Flickr: jarretm

Where: 129 Second Ave., Lower East Side

Cost: Burritos: $6.20; nachos: $7–$10

"The nachos come baked on a huge cookie tray, which as far as I'm concerned is the only way to serve nachos." —Kelley Franklin, Facebook


10. Fresh doughnuts at Doughnut Plant.

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Where: Locations in the Lower East Side, Chelsea, and Brooklyn

Cost: $3–$3.50 each

"Hands down, the best doughnuts in Manhattan. Especially their tres leches, chocolate blackout, and coffee cake." —Kyle Davis, Facebook


17. The Shackburger at Shake Shack.

Flickr: albargan

Where: Locations throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn

Cost: $5.19 for the burger

"Shake Shack may not have the cheapest burger in NYC, but I'll pay for a shackburger, crinkle cut fries, and a vanilla concrete ANY day." —Jess Dante


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