For many New Yorkers, rising prices mean dining on a budget is more important than ever. Luckily, there are options throughout the five boroughs and beyond that don’t require spending an arm and a leg. Despite the pandemic, I have seen small, inexpensive, often immigrant-run restaurants continue to stay open and even flourish. Here are 40 great dining establishments, including some old standbys as well as some new favorites, where you can dine well for $20 or less — and sometimes for much less.
New to this edition of the map is Myung Dong (Korean), Warkop (Indonesian), Desi Deli (Indian), Tengri Tagh (Uyghur), Pierozek (Polish), Asian Taste 86 (Indonesian), Beijing Dumpling (Sichuan), Chipilo (Italian Mexican), Yi Zhang Fish Balls (Fujianese), Gloria’s (Trinidadian), and Little Georgia (Georgian).
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission.Read More