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Cheap Eats: The Best Lunches in New York City Under $10 Right Now

Woorijip Ribeye Fried Rice

We are always on the lookout for a good cheap eats spot. Here are some of the exciting places we have tried recently. Here are our cheap eats picks for the best lunches in New York City under $10 right now. There is a little something for everyone!

Woorijip – 12 W 32nd St

Woorijip Spam and Egg Roll

Woorijip is the perfect place for a quick, hearty lunch in Midtown. There are tons of yummy Korean dishes to choose from and we love to try them all! Some dishes we highly recommend include their fried rice with rib eye steak, three kinds of mushroom over brown rice and spam & egg sushi roll. Everything here is easily under $10.

Mister Chicken II – 44-64 21st St, Queens

Mister Chicken II Chicken WingsP.C.: yelp, Jando S.

Long Island City has a bunch of yummy cheap eats spots and one of our go-tos here is Mister Chicken II. They have some of the juiciest rotisserie chicken we’ve ever had. They also have amazing sides like their vegetable rice, roasted potatoes and garlic broccoli. Also if you are looking for a quick snack, they have tacos too!

El Castillo de Jagua – 113 Rivington St

El Castillo De Jagua RiceP.C.: El Castillo De Jagua

El Castillo de Jagua is a no frills Caribbean and Spanish diner. They have amazing lunch specials that are great deals too. For about $8 you can get a huge meal with choices like baked chicken, roast pork and beef stew. They are all very delicious!

Shanghai Asian Cuisine – 14A Elizabeth St

Shanghai Asian Cuisine Shanghai Soup Dumplings 2

Shanghai Asian Cuisine is our favorite Shanghai restaurant in Chinatown and we are so happy they have finally reopened. You have to try their Shanghai lo mein, Shanghai soup dumplings aka xiao long baos and mock duck.

Xi’an Famous Food – 328 E 78th St & Other Locations

Xian Famous Foods Pork Burger

We missed Xi’an Famous Food and their delicious noodles and lamb burgers. All their dishes always packed a ton of flavor. So, we are also happy to hear that Xi’an Famous Food is reopening some of their locations too.

Thai Son – 89 Baxter St

Thai Son Pho Noodles

Finally whenever we are craving soup noodles, we think of Thai Son! Their pho is top notch and for only $10 you can get a massive bowl of noodles. Thai Son also has a few outdoor seats for dining on the quiet Baxter Street.