Tired of all those “Cheap Eats” lists that include $25 lunches? Check out the newly updated (and awesome) listings at Real Cheap Eats. The site is a compendium of actually cheap meals (like $10 and under cheap) discovered by a collective of free-range local food bloggers who write for everyone from Midtown Lunch to Serious Eats.
Their mission, in their own words:
“This is a locals’ guide to New York’s tastiest restaurants, counters and carts. In addition to being free to all, this guide distinctly focuses on foods that:
- are truly cheap (every dish highlighted is $10 or less)
- are surely delicious (some of the best meals in NYC are surprisingly affordable)
- reflect the diversity of New York’s many culinary communities.”
Brooklyn options on the site include bahn mi from Ba Xuyen in Sunset Park ($4), the White Slice from Best Pizza in Williamsburg ($3.50), kutabs from Caucasus Garden in Sheepshead Bay ($2.00), a frittata slice from Cookie Road in Greenpoint ($3.50), and much, much more.
There are picks from almost every neighborhood and almost every cuisine, easily searchable categories, and no ads or fluff. Don’t want to pay through the nose for delicious and diverse food? Check out the bloggers’ picks at Real Cheap Eats.
Time to go get some saltfish pie. Only $1.50!