1. New York City is famously expensive.

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2. But when it comes to food, you can actually find amazing (and affordable!) eats on just about every corner.

 

And everyone’s got their favorites — you just need to know where to look.

3. There’s the massive chocolate chip & walnut cookie at Levain Bakery:

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Crunchy on the outside, soft and gooey on the inside, and worth the wait every time.

4. The perfectly crispy fries from Pommes Frites:

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Preferably doused in one (or eight) of their sauces — like mango chutney mayo or Parmesan peppercorn.

5. The falafel or shawarma pita sandwiches at Mamoun’s:

 

Three cheers for $3 lunches, you guys.

6. The Salty Pimp at the Big Gay Ice Cream Shop:

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It’s vanilla soft serve + dulce de leche + chocolate + sea salt. And it’s GLORIOUS.

7. And just about everything from the Halal Cart at 53rd & 6th:

 

~lamb over rice 4 president~

8. So, we want to know: What’s the best thing you can eat in NYC that won’t break the bank?

 

9. Tell us your favorite wallet-friendly picks in the comments below and you might be featured in a future BuzzFeed Food post!

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