200 "Cheap Eats" restaurants in New York.
Curry Mania is a Japanese curry spot on the Upper West Side that makes excellent katsu sandos.
Kabir’s in Kensington’s Little Bangladesh is a great place to stop for a snack at almost any time of day.
Madhuban is where to find the best naan in Little Bangladesh, with an airy interior and a delicate char on the outside.
Abdullah in Little Bangladesh serves an all-day savory menu of curries, rice dishes, and flatbreads, but sweets are the main attraction here.
Ghoroa Sweets and Restaurant is a Bangladeshi spot in Kensington that serves a great version of beef teheri.
Frijolitos is a small Mexican spot in West Harlem with great birria tacos and burritos.
Upside Pizza in Soho is a great slice shop that serves a tangy cheese slice made with sourdough.
Native Noodles is a Singaporean spot in Washington Heights that makes great laksa and chili crab.
If you work in Midtown and want better lunch options, get to know Tengri Tagh and their delicious Uyghur noodle and lamb dishes.
Culpepper’s is a casual spot for beach-inspired Caribbean classics in Crown Heights.
El Diablito Taqueria in the East Village is one of the best places in downtown Manhattan to find birria.
Birria LES is a fast-casual spot on the Lower East Side that serves great mulitas and tacos.
Phil-Am Food Mart is a Filipino grocery store and bakery in Woodside. Make sure to stock up on sapin-sapin while you're there.