30 Sandwiches for Under $6 in NYC
Tasty Dumpling is one of 30 Sandwiches for Under $6 in NYC.

1. Tasty Dumpling

7.6
42 Mulberry St (btwn Bayard & Mosco St), New York, NY
Dumpling Restaurant · Chinatown · 100 tips and reviews

Serious EatsSerious Eats: Tasty Dumpling's rich pork filling is one of our favorites in Chinatown, and the cabbage in this more-portable pancake offers a mellow vegetal backbone and mild sweetness.

Tehuitzingo Deli is one of 30 Sandwiches for Under $6 in NYC.

2. Tehuitzingo Deli

695 10th Ave (btwn W 47th & W 48th St), New York, NY
Taco Restaurant · Hell's Kitchen · 124 tips and reviews

Serious EatsSerious Eats: The torta de pollo is a sizable lunch for just $6--there's a little bit of creaminess in the background that blends well with the flavorful shredded chicken.

Desi Galli - Lexington Avenue is one of 30 Sandwiches for Under $6 in NYC.

3. Desi Galli - Lexington Avenue

7.6
101 Lexington Ave (btwn E 27th & E 28th St), New York, NY
Indian Restaurant · Rose Hill · 56 tips and reviews

Serious EatsSerious Eats: With onions, tomatoes, green peppers, and spicy green chilies, this is basically a delicious Indian-spiced breakfast burrito. Make sure you dip a few bites in the spicy green cilantro-rich sauce

Di Palo Fine Foods is one of 30 Sandwiches for Under $6 in NYC.

4. Di Palo Fine Foods

8.9
200 Grand St (at Mott St), New York, NY
Gourmet Store · Little Italy · 74 tips and reviews

Serious EatsSerious Eats: Prosciutto Cotto, Mortadella and Provolone: The meat is delicate, flavorful, and perfectly salty; it's all stuffed within a soft piece of pizza bianca that works just right for this sandwich.

Tiny's Giant Sandwich Shop is one of 30 Sandwiches for Under $6 in NYC.

5. Tiny's Giant Sandwich Shop

129 Rivington St (btwn Essex & Norfolk St), New York, NY
Sandwich Spot · Lower East Side · 163 tips and reviews

Serious EatsSerious Eats: The affordable, quality sandwiches here keep us coming back. Try the Spicy Rizzak on your first visit.

Rainbo's Fish is one of 30 Sandwiches for Under $6 in NYC.

6. Rainbo's Fish

120 Essex St (Delancy), New York, NY
Seafood Restaurant · Lower East Side · 3 tips and reviews

Serious EatsSerious Eats: In addition to fresh fish, Rainbo's also makes some cheap and very filling sandwiches. There's always salmon on the menu, and grouper, flounder, or tilapia also make frequent appearances.

Rocket Joe's is one of 30 Sandwiches for Under $6 in NYC.

7. Rocket Joe's

61 Delancey St (btw Eldridge and Allen), New York, NY
Pizzeria · Lower East Side · 20 tips and reviews

Serious EatsSerious Eats: Skip the bad slices for the the messy meatball hero, which at $5 for 12 inches of sandwich is one of the cheapest eats on the Lower East Side.

Bereket Turkish Kebab House is one of 30 Sandwiches for Under $6 in NYC.

8. Bereket Turkish Kebab House

187 E Houston St (at Orchard), New York, NY
Kebab Restaurant · Lower East Side · 54 tips and reviews

Serious EatsSerious Eats: Kebabs can be dry here at this barebones late night spot, but we're fans of the oily-satisfying fried eggplant sandwich.

Souvlaki GR is one of 30 Sandwiches for Under $6 in NYC.

9. Souvlaki GR

8.3
116 Stanton St (btwn Essex & Ludlow St.), New York, NY
Greek Restaurant · Lower East Side · 200 tips and reviews

Serious EatsSerious Eats: Souvlaki GR just gets pork souvlaki right. When it's wrapped in soft, chewy pita with tomato chunks, red onion, and cooling tzatziki, it's just about perfect.

El Castillo de Jagua is one of 30 Sandwiches for Under $6 in NYC.

10. El Castillo de Jagua

8.2
113 Rivington St (at Essex St), New York, NY
Latin American Restaurant · Lower East Side · 49 tips and reviews

Serious EatsSerious Eats: At just $5, you'll be hard pressed to find a better Cuban sandwich in the Lower East Side.

Biryani Cart is one of 30 Sandwiches for Under $6 in NYC.

11. Biryani Cart

7.3
W 46th St (at 6th Ave), New York, NY
Food Truck · Theater District · 60 tips and reviews

Serious EatsSerious Eats: The kati rolls—burrito-esque wraps with spicy fillings—are the thing to get at this Indian meat-over-rice cart.

Biryani Cart is one of 30 Sandwiches for Under $6 in NYC.

12. Biryani Cart

7.3
W 46th St (at 6th Ave), New York, NY
Food Truck · Theater District · 60 tips and reviews

Serious EatsSerious Eats: The Spicy Buradi comes with either chicken or lamb, but we endorse the latter, which stands up well against the not-too-spicy mint-habanero sauce that moistens the wrap sandwich.

13. Uni One Gourmet Deli

3153 Broadway, New York, NY
Deli · West Harlem · 2 tips and reviews

Serious EatsSerious Eats: The Chopped Cheese at Uni One strays from the Philly cheesesteak formula when rather than just topping with pickled peppers, they add a whole slew of 'em directly to the griddle.

Ba'al Cafe is one of 30 Sandwiches for Under $6 in NYC.

14. Ba'al Cafe

8.5
71 Sullivan St (btwn Spring and Broome), New York, NY
Falafel Restaurant · SoHo · 66 tips and reviews

Serious EatsSerious Eats: Ba'al stands out with its incredibly creamy hummus and fluffy pita that holds up to messy, overstuffed fillings. We recommend the earthy Beet Sandwich or the fried eggplant Ba'al Sandwich.

Margon is one of 30 Sandwiches for Under $6 in NYC.

15. Margon

8.6
136 W 46th St (btwn 6th & 7th Ave.), New York, NY
Cuban Restaurant · Theater District · 116 tips and reviews

Serious EatsSerious Eats: Cheap hole in the wall diner in the heart of midtown, an unlikely but delicious source for Cubanos and other sandwiches.

Nish Nūsh is one of 30 Sandwiches for Under $6 in NYC.

16. Nish Nūsh

8.9
88 Reade St (at Church St), New York, NY
Falafel Restaurant · Tribeca · 124 tips and reviews

Serious EatsSerious Eats: Standout falafel in herbal green and spicy red variations--a must for Tribeca lunchers.

Taboonette is one of 30 Sandwiches for Under $6 in NYC.

17. Taboonette

8.7
30 E 13th St (at University Pl), New York, NY
Mediterranean Restaurant · Greenwich Village · 148 tips and reviews

Serious EatsSerious Eats: If you need an inexpensive lunch or dinner near Union Square, or just an amazing pita sandwich, Taboonette's got ya covered.

Mamagyro is one of 30 Sandwiches for Under $6 in NYC.

18. Mamagyro

1113 Lexington Ave (btwn 77th and 78th St), New York, NY
Greek Restaurant · Upper East Side · 37 tips and reviews

Serious EatsSerious Eats: Mama Gyro's Mama Sauce is eerily similar to McDonald's beloved Special Sauce. Slather it on any one of their cheap and tasty pita wraps. Our favorite is the Pork Souvlaki Pita.

Patacon Pisao is one of 30 Sandwiches for Under $6 in NYC.

19. Patacon Pisao

8.2
431 W 202nd St, New York, NY
Venezuelan Restaurant · Inwood · 8 tips and reviews

Serious EatsSerious Eats: Hefty plantains are smashed, fried twiced to get extra crispy, then used as the sandwich "bread" for a variety of fillings. We recommend the fried cheese version, deliciously salty and meaty

Patacon Pisao is one of 30 Sandwiches for Under $6 in NYC.

20. Patacon Pisao

7.8
85-22 Grand Ave (Vanhorn St), Elmhurst, NY
Venezuelan Restaurant · Elmhurst · 23 tips and reviews

Serious EatsSerious Eats: Hefty fried plantains are smashed, fried twice to get extra crispy, then used as the sandwich "bread" for a variety of fillings. We love the fried cheese version; it's salty, meaty, and delicious.

Taïm Falafel and Smoothie Bar is one of 30 Sandwiches for Under $6 in NYC.

21. Taïm Falafel and Smoothie Bar

8.8
45 Spring St (at Mulberry St), New York, NY
Falafel Restaurant · NoLita · 243 tips and reviews

Serious EatsSerious Eats: Our pick for the best falafel sandwich in New York. Clean, crisp, and grease-free, with great hummus, salads, and smoothies.

Taïm is one of 30 Sandwiches for Under $6 in NYC.

22. Taïm

8.9
222 Waverly Pl (btwn Perry & W 11th St), New York, NY
Falafel Restaurant · West Village · 288 tips and reviews

Serious EatsSerious Eats: Our pick for the best falafel sandwich in New York. Clean, crisp, and grease-free, with great hummus and salads.

A & A Bake & Doubles is one of 30 Sandwiches for Under $6 in NYC.

23. A & A Bake & Doubles

8.8
1337 Fulton St (Macon St.), Brooklyn, NY
Caribbean Restaurant · Bedford-Stuyvesant · 62 tips and reviews

Serious EatsSerious Eats: Spicy, messy, and covertly veg-friendly; doubles are one of Brooklyn's finest cheap eats, the fried paratha sandwiches coming in at under two bucks a pop.

Fast and Fresh Burrito Deli is one of 30 Sandwiches for Under $6 in NYC.

24. Fast and Fresh Burrito Deli

8.6
84 Hoyt St (between Atlantic Ave & State Street), Brooklyn, NY
Burrito Restaurant · Boerum Hill · 63 tips and reviews

Serious EatsSerious Eats: The deli's breakfast tortas ($3.50 each, $4 after 11:00 a.m.) make for an particularly good meal on the go, offering a few options for mixing and matching.

Kulushkat is one of 30 Sandwiches for Under $6 in NYC.

25. Kulushkat

446 Dean St Ste C (btwn 5th Ave & Flatbush), Brooklyn, NY
Falafel Restaurant · North Slope · 48 tips and reviews

Serious EatsSerious Eats: Eggplant: Incredibly, deliciously, oily—a garlicky, acidic marinade that adds flavor to everything it touches, seeping into the eggplant, bleeding into the hummus, further dressing the Israeli salad. Read more.

Artopolis Bakery is one of 30 Sandwiches for Under $6 in NYC.

26. Artopolis Bakery

23-18 31st St #7 (btwn 23rd Rd. & 23rd Ave.), Astoria, NY
Bakery · 36 tips and reviews

Serious EatsSerious Eats: Halloumopita is made with yeasted dough that holds bits of sweet onions and chunks of chewy, salty halloumi--not quite a sandwich under typical definitions, but we'll let it pass.

Cedars Meat House is one of 30 Sandwiches for Under $6 in NYC.

27. Cedars Meat House

4108 30th Ave, Astoria, NY
Middle Eastern Restaurant · 9 tips and reviews

Serious EatsSerious Eats: Cedars is a meat house proper, not just a shawarma joint, so you can get your pita filled with a variety of meats, but our money's still on the beef shawarma.

Duzan is one of 30 Sandwiches for Under $6 in NYC.

28. Duzan

8.5
2411 Steinway St (Astoria Blvd.), Astoria, NY
Falafel Restaurant · 49 tips and reviews
Euro Market is one of 30 Sandwiches for Under $6 in NYC.

29. Euro Market

8.7
3042 31st St (at 30th Dr), Astoria, NY
Grocery Store · 30 tips and reviews

Serious EatsSerious Eats: There's a lot of cured meats to choose from and most any of them can be turned into a sandwich. A good place to start: salami with wine and hazelnuts, sliced to order and layered with feta and onion.

The Queens Kickshaw is one of 30 Sandwiches for Under $6 in NYC.

30. The Queens Kickshaw

4017 Broadway (at Steinway St), Astoria, NY
Café · 233 tips and reviews

Serious EatsSerious Eats: Here the classic Egg and Cheese gets a substantial upgrade. Egg and cheese is filled with a lush dollop of creamy ricotta, and sandwiched between thick slices of cheese-crusted Balthazar brioche.

Ukus is one of 30 Sandwiches for Under $6 in NYC.

31. Ukus

7.5
4208 30th Ave, Astoria, NY
Eastern European Restaurant · 13 tips and reviews

Serious EatsSerious Eats: Hole in the wall with great flaky burek and tender grilled cevapi (skinless beef sausages). A must for Balkan food enthusiasts.

Usha Foods & Usha Sweets is one of 30 Sandwiches for Under $6 in NYC.

32. Usha Foods & Usha Sweets

7.5
255-03 Hillside Ave (at 255th St.), Floral Park, NY
Indian Restaurant · 10 tips and reviews

Serious EatsSerious Eats: Consider this: the Indian grilled cheese, or the paneer tikka sandwich--soft white bread stuffed with chili-spiced paneer, layered with green chili, tamarind, and mint chutney.