Cheap Eats From A NYC Professional Chef

by CHRISTINE CHO · October 20, 2008

JoeThe last few week my friends and I challenged ourselves to eat more frugally, considering the current economic situation. As a chef I rarely cook for myself, so I considered it a fun challenge to eat at the most inexpensive restaurants with the best return. This is my list for cheap eats that I hope you enjoy as well:

New York Noodletown 28 Bowery Get the Shrimp Wonton & Noodle Soup $5

Porchetta 110 East 7th St. Get the Roast Pork Platter with White Beans and Seasonal Vegetable $13

Kalustyan's 123 Lexington Ave. Get the Vegetarian Platter $8.95

Joe's Pizza 7 Carmine St. Get a Good Slice $2.75

Cho Dang Gol 55 West 35th St. Get the Hangover Soup $12