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East Village to West Village 2012
Abraço is one of East Village to West Village 2012.

1. Abraço

8.6
81 E 7th St (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave), New York, NY
Coffee Shop · East Village · 278 tips and reviews

Real Cheap EatsReal Cheap Eats: Moist and prone to minor crumbling, the olive oil cake ($3) harbors a simple and unassertive flavor, like a more flavorful angel cake Read more.

B & H Dairy is one of East Village to West Village 2012.

2. B & H Dairy

8.8
127 2nd Ave (btwn E 7th St & St. Marks Pl), New York, NY
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant · East Village · 129 tips and reviews

Real Cheap EatsReal Cheap Eats: The pierogies ($9.50 for 4), filled with potato or cheese, are plump and unusually large. They’re great with the hearty, but not heavy, barley and mushroom soup. Read more.

Banh Mi Zon is one of East Village to West Village 2012.

3. Banh Mi Zon

8.0
443 E 6th St (1st Ave. & Ave. A), New York, NY
Vietnamese Restaurant · East Village · 85 tips and reviews

Real Cheap EatsReal Cheap Eats: Each layer of the banh mi ($6.25) is applied in careful balance, and the baguette holding it all together is just crusty enough to crackle. Read more.

Baohaus is one of East Village to West Village 2012.

4. Baohaus

238 E 14th St (btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave), New York, NY
Taiwanese Restaurant · East Village · 294 tips and reviews

Real Cheap EatsReal Cheap Eats: Try the “Haus Bao” ($3.90), endowing Creekstone beef cheek with the flavors of a classic Taiwanese street snack, it's especially tasty. Read more.

Big Gay Ice Cream Shop is one of East Village to West Village 2012.

5. Big Gay Ice Cream Shop

125 E 7th St (btwn 1st Ave & Ave A), New York, NY
Ice Cream Shop · East Village · 420 tips and reviews

Real Cheap EatsReal Cheap Eats: What you should really try is the Choinkwich ($6), an ice cream sandwich made with chocolate cookies from the Treats Truck, chocolate soft serve ice cream and a layer of Bacon Marmalade. Read more.

Bleecker Street Pizza is one of East Village to West Village 2012.

6. Bleecker Street Pizza

8.6
69 7th Ave S (at Bleecker St), New York, NY
Pizza Place · West Village · 179 tips and reviews

Real Cheap EatsReal Cheap Eats: The standout is the Nonna Maria. It’s not overwhelmingly garlicky, like other grandma slices, but the basil, tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese come together beautifully. Read more.

Cafe Himalaya is one of East Village to West Village 2012.

7. Cafe Himalaya

8.6
78 E 1st St (btwn 1st Ave & Ave A), New York, NY
Himalayan Restaurant · East Village · 122 tips and reviews

Real Cheap EatsReal Cheap Eats: Alongside firm strips of tofu in the Chili Doufu ($7.99), you’ll find red and green pepper, onion, tomato and other spices that make the dish a panoply of textures. Read more.

Caracas Arepa Bar is one of East Village to West Village 2012.

8. Caracas Arepa Bar

91 E 7th St (btw 1st & Ave A), New York, NY
Arepa Restaurant · East Village · 361 tips and reviews

Real Cheap EatsReal Cheap Eats: The yo-yo ($5.75) gets a sugary makeover. Sweet plantains are fried in a cinnamon-spiked plantain batter, then they’re stuffed with slightly chewy, fresh cheese and served with honey dipping sauce. Read more.

Coppelia is one of East Village to West Village 2012.

9. Coppelia

8.8
207 W 14th St (btwn 7th & 8th Ave), New York, NY
Cuban Restaurant · Chelsea · 508 tips and reviews

Real Cheap EatsReal Cheap Eats: Roast pork and garlicky mojo in a pan con lechon would be enough on their own, but the addition of chicharrones pushes the porcine quotient over the top, while pickled red onions cut all that richness Read more.

Coppelia is one of East Village to West Village 2012.

10. Coppelia

8.8
207 W 14th St (btwn 7th & 8th Ave), New York, NY
Cuban Restaurant · Chelsea · 508 tips and reviews

Real Cheap EatsReal Cheap Eats: Huevos Rancheros, served over a crispy corn tortilla and flavorful moros, are especially good. Two fried eggs atop are splashed with a tart salsa verde and pickled onion, crema and queso fresco. Read more.

Crif Dogs is one of East Village to West Village 2012.

11. Crif Dogs

8.7
113 Saint Marks Pl (btwn 1st & Ave A), New York, NY
Hot Dog Joint · East Village · 471 tips and reviews

Real Cheap EatsReal Cheap Eats: The Good Morning Dog ($5), also pretty tasty as a late night snack, is a hot dog wrapped in bacon and padded with melted cheese and a fried egg. Read more.

ChikaLicious Dessert Bar is one of East Village to West Village 2012.

12. ChikaLicious Dessert Bar

8.3
203 E 10th St (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave), New York, NY
Dessert Shop · East Village · 253 tips and reviews

Real Cheap EatsReal Cheap Eats: Try the Cookies and Cream Sundae ($7.95), which mixes crisp chunks of three types of cookies with vanilla bean soft serve. "Just make sure to share with one or two people; the portion is huge." Read more.

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13. The Donut Pub

8.7
203 W 14th St (btwn 7th & 8th Ave), New York, NY
Donut Shop · Chelsea · 175 tips and reviews

Real Cheap EatsReal Cheap Eats: If you’re looking for a Valrhona triple-chocolate doughnut or exotic ingredients like matcha, you won’t find them here. What you'll find is the epitome of a glazed doughnut (they call it a Honey Dip). Read more.

Dos Toros Taquería is one of East Village to West Village 2012.

14. Dos Toros Taquería

8.2
137 4th Ave (btwn E 13th & E 14th St), New York, NY
Mexican Restaurant · Greenwich Village · 353 tips and reviews

Real Cheap EatsReal Cheap Eats: The carnitas (pork) are seared and slow cooked, leaving them juicy and flavorful, with the right amount of salty kick before being wrapped in corn tortilla along with toppings of your choice. Read more.

Dos Toros Taqueria is one of East Village to West Village 2012.

15. Dos Toros Taqueria

8.2
11 Carmine St (btwn Bleecker St & 6th Ave), New York, NY
Burrito Place · West Village · 137 tips and reviews

Real Cheap EatsReal Cheap Eats: The carnitas (pork) are seared and slow cooked, leaving them juicy and flavorful, with the right amount of salty kick before being wrapped in corn tortilla along with toppings of your choice. Read more.

Gem Spa is one of East Village to West Village 2012.

16. Gem Spa

131 2nd Ave (at St. Marks Pl.), New York, NY
Newsstand · East Village · 17 tips and reviews

Real Cheap EatsReal Cheap Eats: The humble egg cream ($2.50), a mixture of chocolate syrup (the purists demand Fox’s U-Bet), milk and soda water, lives on at Gem Spa, a ramshackle bodega on the corner of St. Marks and 2nd Ave. Read more.

Gray's Papaya is one of East Village to West Village 2012.

17. Gray's Papaya

402 Avenue of the Americas (at W 8th St), New York, NY
Hot Dog Joint · Greenwich Village · 83 tips and reviews

Real Cheap EatsReal Cheap Eats: Gray’s offers the original budget-friendly meal. The sauerkraut and spicy mustard add some depth to the otherwise generic, greasy dog, making this the perfect snack after you’ve had one too many. Read more.

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18. Hot Kitchen

104 2nd Ave (at 6th St), New York, NY
Chinese Restaurant · East Village · 95 tips and reviews

Real Cheap EatsReal Cheap Eats: Try the hot and sour sweet potato noodle soup ($7) and enjoy the mouth-numbing sensation of slippery noodles bathed in a hot chili-oil broth, studded with bits of ground beef, peanuts and cilantro. Read more.

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19. Japadog

30 Saint Marks Pl (btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave), New York, NY
Hot Dog Joint · East Village · 97 tips and reviews

Real Cheap EatsReal Cheap Eats: The Age Ice consists of 3 plump scoops of ice cream in your choice of flavors—vanilla, strawberry, green tea or black sesame—set inside a bun that is lightly deep-fried moments before being served. Read more.

L'Arte Del Gelato is one of East Village to West Village 2012.

20. L'Arte Del Gelato

75 7th Ave (at Barrow St), New York, NY
Ice Cream Shop · West Village · 40 tips and reviews

Real Cheap EatsReal Cheap Eats: Freshly made gelati and sorbetti are invariably creamy and smooth, and their seasonal menu offers a wide variety of flavors. Don’t miss their intensely nutty pistachio gelato. Read more.

L'Arte del Gelato is one of East Village to West Village 2012.

21. L'Arte del Gelato

8.7
75 9th Ave (btwn 15th & 16th St), New York, NY
Ice Cream Shop · Chelsea · 87 tips and reviews

Real Cheap EatsReal Cheap Eats: Freshly made gelati and sorbetti are invariably creamy and smooth, and their seasonal menu offers a wide variety of flavors. Don’t miss their intensely nutty pistachio gelato Read more.

Luke's Lobster is one of East Village to West Village 2012.

22. Luke's Lobster

93 E 7th St (btwn 1st Ave & Ave A), New York, NY
Seafood Restaurant · East Village · 305 tips and reviews

Real Cheap EatsReal Cheap Eats: The bargain shrimp roll—a buttered, split-top bun packed with juicy shrimp lightly tossed with herbed salt and a hint of mayo—is worth a detour from the more famous lobster roll (and half the price). Read more.

Mark is one of East Village to West Village 2012.

23. Mark

33 Saint Marks Pl (btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave), New York, NY
Burger Joint · East Village · 208 tips and reviews

Real Cheap EatsReal Cheap Eats: Mark serves a classic slider. The patties are pressed into a cast iron griddle with onions, flipped, and topped with cheese, which is then left to steam underneath the bun until gooey and soft. Read more.

Morocho Peruvian Fusion is one of East Village to West Village 2012.

24. Morocho Peruvian Fusion

7.8
West 52nd St. (at 6th Ave.), New York, NY
Food Truck · Ditmas Park · 21 tips and reviews

Real Cheap EatsReal Cheap Eats: Veal hearts (anticuchos) are made even more tender and flavorful by a long marination in aji panca peppers, soy sauce and oregano. Read more.

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25. N.Y. Dosas

8.8
50 Washington Sq S (Sullivan Street), New York, NY
Food Truck · West Village · 39 tips and reviews

Real Cheap EatsReal Cheap Eats: The Jaffna Dosa platter ($6) consists of four soft and spongy dosas, covered in a spicy dried coconut chutney. They're served with a cup of sambar and your choice of appetizer. Read more.

Num Pang Sandwich Shop is one of East Village to West Village 2012.

26. Num Pang Sandwich Shop

21 E 12th St (btwn 5th Ave & University Pl), New York, NY
Sandwich Place · Greenwich Village · 278 tips and reviews

Real Cheap EatsReal Cheap Eats: The hulking coconut tiger shrimp sandwich ($8) features a half-dozen shrimp on a toasted baguette with pickled vegetables, a spicy-sweet Sriracha mayo and toasted coconut flakes. Read more.

Otafuku x Medetai is one of East Village to West Village 2012.

27. Otafuku x Medetai

220 E 9th St (btwn Stuyvesant St & 2nd Ave), New York, NY
Japanese Restaurant · East Village · 143 tips and reviews

Real Cheap EatsReal Cheap Eats: Takoyaki ($5) may not sound appetizing, but they're worth trying. Pieces of octopus are enrobed in wheat flour, and covered in mayo, a smoky “barbecue” sauce, dried seaweed and bonito flakes. Read more.

Porchetta is one of East Village to West Village 2012.

28. Porchetta

110 E 7th St (btwn Ave A & 1st Ave), New York, NY
Sandwich Place · East Village · 124 tips and reviews

Real Cheap EatsReal Cheap Eats: The Lebanese Pressed Chicken Sandwich is roasted, sliced and slathered with toum, an intense spread of garlic, olive oil and salt. Pressed and topped with pickles, it evokes a Cubano by way of Beirut. Read more.

Punjabi Grocery & Deli is one of East Village to West Village 2012.

29. Punjabi Grocery & Deli

9.0
114 E 1st St (btwn 1st Ave & Ave A), New York, NY
Deli / Bodega · East Village · 112 tips and reviews

Real Cheap EatsReal Cheap Eats: Go for the samosa and chickpeas chaat ($5.50). "Crisp samosas are split open and doused in spicy stewed chickpeas, tangy yogurt, sweet tamarind-date chutney, spicy cilantro chutney and raw onions. Read more.

Señor Pollo is one of East Village to West Village 2012.

30. Señor Pollo

221 1st Ave (at 13th), New York, NY
Peruvian Restaurant · East Village · 62 tips and reviews

Real Cheap EatsReal Cheap Eats: Try the papa a la huancaina ($5)—a potato smothered in a creamy sauce made of queso fresco, aji amarillo and turmeric. It's served on a large lettuce leaf and topped with a hard-boiled egg and olives. Read more.

Stage Restaurant is one of East Village to West Village 2012.

31. Stage Restaurant

128 2nd Ave (at St Marks Pl), New York, NY
Eastern European Restaurant · East Village · 53 tips and reviews

Real Cheap EatsReal Cheap Eats: "ry the corned beef hash, served with two eggs, toast and potatoes, an order costs barely over $5 and is packed with beefy flavor. Read more.

Sundaes and Cones is one of East Village to West Village 2012.

32. Sundaes and Cones

8.9
95 E 10th St (btwn 3rd & 4th Ave), New York, NY
Ice Cream Shop · East Village · 292 tips and reviews

Real Cheap EatsReal Cheap Eats: If you’ve never had taro-flavored ice cream before, this is the place to try it. Made with fresh taro and taro-flavored powder, it tastes like vanilla and sweet potato—subtly starchy and floral. Read more.

Taboonette is one of East Village to West Village 2012.

33. Taboonette

8.9
30 E 13th St (at University Pl), New York, NY
Mediterranean Restaurant · Greenwich Village · 148 tips and reviews

Real Cheap EatsReal Cheap Eats: The slow-roasted pulled pork is arguably the best deal in the house. The meat’s deep flavor is complemented by an apple slaw, and garnished with chipotle mayo, crunchy fried pork skin and cilantro. Read more.

Taïm is one of East Village to West Village 2012.

34. Taïm

9.0
222 Waverly Pl (btwn Perry & W 11th St), New York, NY
Falafel Restaurant · West Village · 289 tips and reviews

Real Cheap EatsReal Cheap Eats: Try the green falafel sandwich ($6.25). The flavorful green falafel–fried mashed chickpea mixed with parsley, mint, and cilantro–are moist on the inside, and lightly crisp on the outside. Read more.

The Meatball Shop is one of East Village to West Village 2012.

35. The Meatball Shop

64 Greenwich Ave (at Perry St), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · West Village · 274 tips and reviews

Real Cheap EatsReal Cheap Eats: Try the spicy pork meatballs topped with a Parmesan cream sauce ($7). The meatballs melt away under the sauce described as “alfredo on steroids.” Read more.

THELEwala is one of East Village to West Village 2012.

36. THELEwala

8.4
112 Macdougal St (at Minetta St.), New York, NY
Indian Restaurant · Greenwich Village · 119 tips and reviews

Real Cheap EatsReal Cheap Eats: The bhel pori ($5.50) isn’t for the faint of heart. Heartier than a salad, it clears your sinuses with a tart, spicy mix of chutneys and lime juice, then kicks in some red onion on the back end. Read more.

THELEwala is one of East Village to West Village 2012.

37. THELEwala

8.4
112 Macdougal St (at Minetta St.), New York, NY
Indian Restaurant · Greenwich Village · 119 tips and reviews

Real Cheap EatsReal Cheap Eats: Try the okra roll. Tossed on the grill with red onion & bell pepper, then seasoned with cilantro, lime juice & green chilies, the okra is tangy, spicy and subtly sweet, with a distinctly smoky edge. Read more.

This Little Piggy is one of East Village to West Village 2012.

38. This Little Piggy

149 1st Ave (btwn 9th & 10th St), New York, NY
Sandwich Place · East Village · 98 tips and reviews

Real Cheap EatsReal Cheap Eats: Try the “This Way” ($5.50). Slowly roasted beef is sliced paper thin and served on a sesame studded roll, a hearty au jus is ladled on, and lashings of cheese whiz are then applied. Read more.

Tuck Shop is one of East Village to West Village 2012.

39. Tuck Shop

68 E 1st St (btw 1st & 2nd Ave), New York, NY
Australian Restaurant · East Village · 68 tips and reviews

Real Cheap EatsReal Cheap Eats: cramming an Australian lumberjack breakfast into a fist-size pie. The crust is flaky and the eggs are seasoned with cheese, beans, potatoes, onions, peppers and tomatoes—alongside lots of bacon. Read more.

Ukrainian East Village Restaurant is one of East Village to West Village 2012.

40. Ukrainian East Village Restaurant

7.4
140 2nd Ave (btwn St. Marks Pl & E 9th St), New York, NY
Ukrainian Restaurant · East Village · 52 tips and reviews

Real Cheap EatsReal Cheap Eats: Cheese blintzes taste like the East Village of bygone days. Each is filled with lightly sweetened farmer cheese & fried in butter until the edges are just crisp enough while the middle remains tender. Read more.

University Pita is one of East Village to West Village 2012.

41. University Pita

21 E 12th St (at University Pl.), New York, NY
Middle Eastern Restaurant · Greenwich Village · 20 tips and reviews

Real Cheap EatsReal Cheap Eats: The hefty sabich ($5), beloved in Israel, always includes fried eggplant, hard-boiled egg, hummus, salad and tangy mango umba. Here, the huge array of condiments is part of the appeal. Read more.

Vinny Vincenz is one of East Village to West Village 2012.

42. Vinny Vincenz

231 1st Ave (at East 14th St), New York, NY
Pizza Place · East Village · 24 tips and reviews

Real Cheap EatsReal Cheap Eats: Not a fan of Artichoke’s heavy hand and long lines? If you’re in the East Village, there’s no better stop for a solid slice than the margherita slice ($3.50) at Vinnie Vincenz. Read more.

Wechsler's Currywurst is one of East Village to West Village 2012.

43. Wechsler's Currywurst

120 1st Ave (at 7th St), New York, NY
Pub · East Village · 72 tips and reviews

Real Cheap EatsReal Cheap Eats: Try the currywurst ($7). "A veal and pork bratwurst, cut up and served with fries and a homemade, tomato-based curry sauce, is the perfect snack food while drinking German beers. Read more.

Wogies Bar & Grill is one of East Village to West Village 2012.

44. Wogies Bar & Grill

8.4
39 Greenwich Ave (at Charles St.), New York, NY
Bar · West Village · 111 tips and reviews

Real Cheap EatsReal Cheap Eats: The cheesesteaks are popular, but try Adrian’s Atomic Avalanche ($9.75) instead. It begins as a typical cheesesteak, but is topped with pepperoni, hot peppers, fried mozzarella balls & marinara sauce. Read more.

Xi'an Famous Foods is one of East Village to West Village 2012.

45. Xi'an Famous Foods

81 Saint Marks Pl (at 1st Ave), New York, NY
Chinese Restaurant · East Village · 318 tips and reviews

Real Cheap EatsReal Cheap Eats: Try Spicy Hot Oil Seared Hand-Ripped Noodles. "A hefty plate of hand-torn carbs stir-fried in red-hot chili oil, scallions, cumin and spices until every inch is coated in a thin film of liquid heat. Read more.

Xi'an Famous Foods is one of East Village to West Village 2012.

46. Xi'an Famous Foods

81 Saint Marks Pl (at 1st Ave), New York, NY
Chinese Restaurant · East Village · 318 tips and reviews

Real Cheap EatsReal Cheap Eats: The signature dish—a vegetarian plate of noodles, sprouts, wheat gluten and spices served cold—throws nearly every trick into the mix. Read more.

Zabb Elee is one of East Village to West Village 2012.

47. Zabb Elee

75 2nd Ave (btwn E 4th & 5th), New York, NY
Thai Restaurant · East Village · 123 tips and reviews

Real Cheap EatsReal Cheap Eats: The Som Tum Kortmuar hides a slew of unexpected goodies in a pile of rice noodles and shredded fruit: slices of pork sausage, raw Thai eggplant, crunchy fried fish, pork skin & tangy pickled cabbage. Read more.