How To: Find great eats around NYC for cheap

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New York City’s renowned food scene is one of the most fascinating aspects of the city to explore. Unfortunately for some college students, budgets can often be as small as the city is large. Here are four places to find a satisfying meal without feeling guilty when you see the check.

Taqueria Diana

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Taqueria Diana is a little hole-in-the-wall restaurant withdelicious and authentic Mexican food. Taco prices range from $3 to $3.50. Burritos cost between $6.75 and $8.50, and come with a free horchata. The chicken quesadilla for $8.25 is a tasty option. The food fills you up fast, so don’t be surprised if you end up taking home leftovers.

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129 Second Ave. between East Seventh Street and St. Marks Place

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Joe’s Pizza

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It’s not surprising that Joe’s Pizza makes the list. Whether you go to the location at 7 Carmine St. or the Union Square spot by Palladium residence hall, you’re sure to enjoy the restaurant’s old-school New York City-style pizza. A slice of plain cheese pizza is $2.75, and a topping bumps it up $3.50.

150 E. 14th St.

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Peels

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The atmosphere inside Peels makes it feel like you’re spending more money than you actually are. It’s an excellent brunch spot on another budget, especially if you go for the Build-A-Biscuit sandwiches, which start at $3.00 and can be completed with eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, avocado, cheese, gravy, fried chicken or a combination. Another menu standout is the shrimp & grits ($15.25), which is one of the more expensive options on the lunch menu, but the flavor is definitely worth the price.

325 Bowery

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Café Angelique

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Café Angelique is an ideal place to grab coffee, pastries, lunch or breakfast. Its chai tea lattes are some of the best around. For breakfast, oatmeal with cinnamon, nuts and raisins only costs $3.75. If you’re in the mood for something more savory, they have mushroom omelet sandwiches for $5.10 or ham and swiss croissants for $4.20.

49 Grove St. and 68 Bleecker St.


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