NYC ON A BUDGET: Restaurants & Bars starting at $1.85


If you’re visiting New York City and
you’re on a budget then this video is for you!
Today I’m going to show you the best restaurants and bars where everything is
$9 or under and they’re rated 4 out of 5 stars with over a hundred and
fifty reviews. Join me as I show you the best budget
restaurants and bars here in New York. Let’s start! I’m here at Rudy’s, an iconic New York
City dive bar and one of the first speakeasies here in the city that’s
known for hosting guests such as Al Capone, Drew Barrymore, and many other
famous celebrities. This place is a celebrity hideout to today and what I
love about this place is that is extremely and reasonably priced. You can
get a beer for $3 and with every drink here at Rudy’s you get a free hot dog.
It’s a great place to come if you’re looking for a cheap meal. $3 literally
you get a beer and a hot dog. I think that’s probably the best deal you can
find here in New York. If you know the better one please comment below because I want to know about it. For this one I had to do a special
guest this is my husband Luis. We used to live here in Astoria, and
when we lived here he found this place and it is incredible. It’s called Los Portales. The main reason why I really like any food is because of its price
point. You have other things like if the quesadillas, tortas. But the main reason why
I like it is because the tacos are so delicious, really authentic, really fresh
too. And that’s really good reason to go to anywhere. Let’s go eat more
tacos – and horchata! Oh, horchata they have that too? Yea. In case you didn’t know, horchata is a drink made out of rice and it’s sweet and has cinnamon in it. It basically tastes like cinnamon milk so if you
like that kind of thing, you’ll love this! Oo here are my tacos! I got my pork taco here, got some
hot sauce on it, got some cilantro sauce on it. Taste’s just like Luis’ mom’s tacos. That’s what we’re going to get right there. I can see it. It is slightly out of reach because of the line but we’re going to make it happen. I’m here to Prince Street Pizza. Now in my opinion this is the best
pizza you’re gonna get for under $10 and honestly it’s my favorite pizza. It’s
four dollars and fifty cents to slice, which I realized is more expensive that
dollar pizza but it’s because the quality is so much better so if you’re
gonna get a pizza you’re looking for something budget but something good go
to Prince Street. Now a lot of people will say oh my god how could you say
Prince Street, Lombardi’s is amazing and all the other iconic pizza places.
But guess what, Lombardi’s doesn’t sell you a slice and Lombardi’s pizza is like
18 dollars or something. So if you’re on a budget this is the pizza you get. Order
the pepperoni. That is what I got going on here. AMAZING. Let’s take a bite. As I remember it was. I went on a pizza
tour of New York. I went to all of the iconic pizza places. In my opinion this
is the best now. If you are looking for the cheapest, cheapest pizza and
you don’t necessarily care about quality – which I don’t really understand? There is
dollar pizza here, that’s a thing and people love it. My friend Jen made a
video on the best dollar pizza here in New York. She goes to all of them and
she’ll tell you which one’s the best. If you’re interested in the dollar pizza,
which is cheaper than this one that’s for $4.50, then click the link in the video
description below and I’m going to show you that video there. Here at Crocodile Lounge you can get a free pizza with every drink you order. I mean talk about
saving money in New York what better way to do it than here. The drinks aren’t
that expensive and the pizzas delicious. They also have games in the back, like
ski ball and hunting games. Really great place to save some money but also have a
really good time in New York City. I got my drink, which is happy hour price
six dollars, and free pizza. That is such a good deal. I’m here at Kingston Hall
and they have an another incredible happy hour which is buy one get one free
drinks from four to eight Monday through Saturday and then Sunday it’s all day
long. The great thing about this place is from the outside it doesn’t look like
much, but the inside is absolutely beautiful. It’s definitely a hidden spot here in
New York. I just want to say before we get into the happy hour deals, you know
New York City’s expensive. A cocktail scene, the beer scene, the wine scene, it’s
expensive. If you want high quality things you can’t get it for a low price
so I’m giving you happy hour deals instead of giving you the cheap gross
bars that I know you can get drinks for super inexpensive but it’s so terrible
quality and I don’t want to recommend that. I’m recommending happy hour
instead. Now let’s go check out the happy hour here at Kingston Hall. It’s
awesome. I’m excited. I hope you are too. I just got my drink and they give me a
little token so I can get my second drink for free. But what I love most
about this place is that it looks like it’s old Jamaican mansion inside which
is truly – it feels like you’re stepping into a different time
and destination. They have a pool table and all of the – it’s just really nicely
decorated so definitely come here when you’re visiting because it’s worth it. Cheers to that! I’m here at Charlie Palmer Steak New
York and they have an incredible happy hour every day from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
You get half off drinks and these are high quality cocktails. Normally these things are $16. You can get them for $8.00, and it’s also half off
all of their snacks and small plates. Really good prices, good quality food. The
cocktails alone are worth coming for. I’m here at Pao de Queijo. A cornerstone in the Astoria community that’s been recognized by it’s outstanding Brazilian cuisine. This restaurant is known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and its
insistence on using only high-quality fresh ingredients. Now “Pao de Queijo” means cheese bread in Portuguese so I naturally got the cheese bread here. But they’re really
known for their burgers and their sandwiches. Everything is very well
priced. Most of the stuff on the menu is under $10. They have authentic Brazilian coffee, which I’m really a fan of. I had this exact type in Brazil. One of the Iron Chefs visited this place
Michael Symon. There’s a picture up on the wall. When you come here you know you’re
getting a good quality meal for a low price and that is what this video is all about. Here at El Sabroso you can get a huge Latin-American meal for only seven dollars. This restaurant is hidden inside of a
truck loading dock, it looks a little sketchy on the outside but trust me the
food is delicious. Let’s go try some right now. I just ordered the chicken stew. It’s so much food! Make sure you bring cash when you come
here because they only accept cash. But you can’t get this much food for $7 anywhere in this area. Mhmm. It’s so good. I’m here at Margon. This is a Cuban restaurant located in the Times Square area and they have delicious Cuban sandwiches for only $9. They have other things on their menu that are less than that and the breakfast menu starts at $2.50. Very authentic and very delicious. My god. You got the crunchiness from the pickles, the cheesiness. A great place to have a cheap meal if you’re in the Times Square area. The other great thing about this place is that they’ve been mentioned
in the New York Times, the New York Post, and tons of other prestigious
publications and they’ve gotten tons of awards. This is truly a hidden gem in New
York, especially the fact that it’s in Times Square. Which is normally filled with terrible chain restaurants! So come here instead of those chain
restaurants when you’re in this area. If you enjoyed this video, remember to
subscribe, follow me on Instagram at @sarahfunky, and watch my other videos. I
do videos on things to do, eat, see tourist traps, and much more. I’ll see you next time.

100 thoughts on “NYC ON A BUDGET: Restaurants & Bars starting at $1.85

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    Restaurants & Bars in video:
    1. Rudy's
    2. Los Portales
    3. Prince St. Pizza
    4. Crocodile Lounge
    5. Kingston Hall
    6. Charlie Palmer Steak NY
    7. Pao de Queijo
    8. El Sabroso
    9. Margon

  2. Thanks so much for your straight-to-the-point useful videos that will most def help me plan my next NYC adventure…XOXO from Tel Aviv! If you are here, I can show you cheap and good places here, as TLV is also darn expensive…

  3. Super helpful!! My sis and I are meeting in NYC in February over President’s Day weekend. Any tips for an activity at the coldest time of the year? 😁We want to walk The High Line too.

  4. Astoria is on my list of places to visit next month in NYC, definitely going to visit the boroughs as well as Manhattan – Ditmars Boulevard is the last subway stop on one line and there's a park by Hell Gate railroad bridge which I want to photograph(one of my fave movies, The French Connection was shot in part there, on Ward Island) – I might just drop into Los Portales! Another video I've enjoyed watching and making some notes from, as I will be on a budget! El Sabroso appeals to me as well – a truck loading dock? Interesting. In Kuching, Malaysia, there is a restuarant literally on top of a multi story parking lot six floors up(only way up is by elevator or stairs in the parking garage) and it's cheap and the food is superb!

  5. Hi Sarah, do you know of a good place to get a reasonably priced & tasty pastrami sandwich in NYC? Never tried pastrami before. I saw a video for Katz, but it seems very expensive at $24-$25 per sandwich.

  6. Rudy's is not a celebrity hangout. They do have the free hotdogs, though.
    The Alligator Lounge (or is it Crocodile?) in Brooklyn has free pizza.

  7. Vanessa's dumplings in Chinatown is the place to get some cheap but really good quality dumplings for 4.99 and it's so good I ate there when I visited new york

  8. I live close to Prince street pizza and its so greasy and overrated, go to Joe's pizza on Carmine and Bleecker, so much better.

  9. Can u please make a video of cheap places to eat for no meat eaters, or places where they have a gluten free menu. Also, i know ill save money because I dont eat junk food and I dont drink alcohol, but i do go to bars

  10. Great job with this video!! I’ve lived in NYC for three years & have visited many of these places and found a few cool new ones. Thank for taking the time. Great suggestions!

  11. NY pizza is Neapolitan pizza. The big thick rectangular stuff is Sicilian. Not to start any trouble but if your pizza slice ain't a wedge you can fold in half and walk down the street with the olive oil dripping into your hand, then you don' have a New York slice!

  12. Not exactly New York, but if you'll ever find yourself in Ternopil, Ukraine, just look for a place called "The Old Pizza House" (Стара піцерія). For just a dollar, you'll get 2 small pizzas and a glass of juice. This place is very popular among students looking for a deal.

    The only downside is that you're probably going to end up in a hospital with food poisoning. But hey, it's 2 pizzas for $1!

  13. Rudy's bar is a great place, great music, good selection of affordable beers. Nice complementary hotdogs👍 Thanks Sarah, regards from the Netherlands

  14. If you want some real good pizza, go to Sams pizza on 118st lexington Avenue. Grew up on that pizza and trust. Worth the 3.50

  15. Thank you so much for your helpful tips. I’m a middle age divorce going to New York City for the first time with my childhood friend-also a divorcee. You’re adorable, easy to understand, and full of excitement for your city. Thank you!! Giselle from miami!

  16. Going to New York with my fam in June. Your videos are amazing! First videoblogger who actually show step by step how to do things or go to places

    love your video about the transportation from the three airports!

  17. We came here thanks to your video on our first night in NYC, staff were so lovely and we had great free pizza and bingo night too! Thanks so much for the heads up. Your videos were a great way to plan. 🙂

  18. El Sabroso is ECUADORIAN!!! Yesssss going in June with my bf definitely checking this out!!!! GUATITA yummmm!!!

  19. What’s the main Hispanic culture present in NYC? I’m half Mexican, but that’s super common in Texas, where I’m at, so I was curious what the main Hispanic culture is present in NYC!

  20. Im so glad I found your videos. I am from Orlando, Florida and have never been to New York, but plan on going to visit a friend this year. I would be lost for sure as I am a native Floridian and have hardly traveled out of state.

  21. Hello I was just wondering if I could also order a non alcoholic drink at the Crocodile Lounge and get a free pizza ? Thank you 😉

  22. Add Nha Trang One on Baxter Street. An incredible Vietnamese restaurant. Their food is beyond flavorful. Their really large lunch specials are $8.50.

  23. as a born and raised native new yorker, my beloved city has changed. you have transplanted people all over the world telling people where to go and eat a 4 dollar and up slice of pizza. if you are a tourist, listen to them. the real food are in real neighborhoods of n.y.c. great food at affordable prices await you in upper manhattan, the bronx, queens, brooklyn and staten island. malecon manh. skyline diner manh. don pancho the bx. deninos pizza s.i and the tropical carribean queens ……what in the hell is tribeca, hamilton hts, dumbos lolita? renamed neighborhoods from yuppies, hipsters and transplants. wtf…..well nyc was once a really great city!!!!! when the number 2 trains was the beast and the deuce was the real 42nd street!

  24. Amazing I just travel to New York first time u guys help me a lot thanks I save a lot of money and bust a lot of places

  25. How about Katz Deli on Houston or Carnegie Deli? Sandwiches are huge. Don't be surprised They charge extra to split one.

  26. You both look so cute together💕
    Thank you for all your informative videos of NYC! I am so excited, will be there on Wednesday! Yay 😎

  27. Thanks Sarah. Love your content. This is going to sound weird but I was in NY two weeks ago and the one thing I really found annoying was the public restroom situation. It’s great to have all the choices of food and drink but then nowhere to use a bathroom. The only option was STARBUCKS when they weren’t broken down. Having said that l’m already planning my next trip either the end of May or end of August. Which month would you suggest to a single traveler who like to walk a lot to see the sights?

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