Eater's first-ever Cheap Eats Week contest has come to a close, though you can catch up on all the glory right here or by scoping #thecontest on Twitter or Instagram. But the fun's not over: We've mapped out the best places visited by Eater contestants during the challenge (skipping over bagel shops, pizza, specials, and dessert). Go forth and try them all for yourself.Read More
New York Cheap Eats: 53 Restaurants Contestants Visited During The Contest
Where team Eater ate on under $10/day in NYC.
Sunny & Annie Gourmet Deli
The order: BEC on a roll, $2.99.
Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop
The order: Strawberry jelly doughnut, $1.10.
El Castillo de Jagua
The order: Egg and swiss on whole wheat, $2.50.
The order: Cream pan, $1.95.
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Little Miss Muffin 'n' Her Stuffin'
The order: Jerk chicken patty, $2.50.
The order: Egg and cheese on a roll, $3.
Polish G.I. Delicatessen
The order: Paczki, $1.25.
The order: Cream puff/spicy code roe onigiri/hot dog bun, $1.50/$1.95/$2.25.
Shopsin's General Store
The order: Mac and cheese pancake, $5.
The order: Ciabatta roll, $1.
Fast and Fresh Burrito Deli
The order: Vegetarian tostada, $3.
Happy Star Bakery
The order: Rice noodle with Buddhist, aka "rice noodle batter with a fistful of shredded carrots, baby corn, and several kinds of mushrooms on top." Two orders, one with ham, for $3.50.
Saigon Vietnamese Sandwich Deli
The order: Vegetarian banh mi, $4.75.
Golden Fried Dumpling
The order: Five pork and chive dumplings, $1.25.
The order: Tamales, $1.50 each.
Merit Kabab & Dumpling Palace
The order: Samosas, $1.25 each.
The order: Cuban sandwich, $6.
Sophie's Cuban Cuisine
The order: Crispy beef pie, $2.19.
The order: Miso soup and wild rice, $1 each. There's also a 50% off table after 5 p.m.
The order: Two corn empanadas, $3.35 (but splurge for the guacamole). [Photo]
The order: Fried cauliflower sandwich, $4.75.
Xi'an Famous Foods
The order: Spicy cucumber salad and mi pi cold noodle rice noodles, $5.25 each.
The order: Upma and dosa, $3.99/$4.50.
The Halal Guys
The order: Small mixed platter over rice, $5.99.
The order: Meatless Cuban sandwich aka grilled cheese with avocado, $4.50.
La Isla Cuchifritos
The order: Blood sausage and pig tongue, $1 each.
Mei Li Wah
The order: A pork bun and a famous bun, $1 each.[Photo: Sam Kim]
The order: egg kati roll, $3.40.
Punjabi Grocery & Deli
The order: Small rice with chickpeas and spinach, $4 (also go for the $2 pistachio kulfi).
The order: Grilled chicken over rice, $5.
Kim's Aunt Kitchen Cart
The order: Fried whiting sandwich on wheat pita, $4.50.
The orders: Lentil soup and falafel, $3 and $3.50.
The order: Off-menu grilled cheese, $3.
Banh Mi Saigon Bakery
The order: Vegetarian banh mi, $3.50 (add meat for $1).
[Photo: Pablo Douzoglou]
The order: Three tacos, $4.50.
The Golden Krust Palace
The order: Two jerk patties (chicken and beef) and coco bread, $6.23 total.
The order: 12 pork and chive dumplings ($3), 8 veggie dumplings ($3), shrimp wonton soup ($1.75), plain sesame pancake ($1).
Vanessa's Dumpling House
The order: Bok choy ($3), sesame pancake ($1), pork and chive dumplings (4 for $1).
The order: Falafel sandwich, $3.
Al-Araf Halal Fried Chicken
The order: iftar box, $4.99.
Taqueria El Mezcal
The order: Pig ear tacos, $1.50 each.
Rafiqi's Halal Food
The order: Falafel sandwich and chicken over rice, $3/$5.50.
The order: Szechuan-style shrimp, $6.50.
The order: Frijole y queso papusa adn tamal de pollo, $4.
Taste of Guilin
The order: Guilin-style cold noodles, Cantonese vegetable stir fry, cured pork with rice noodles.