New York City’s ever-evolving culinary scene offers something for every budget. Being on a budget shouldn’t mean you don’t enjoy flavorful food. Check out one of these classic New York spots for the city’s best cheap eats.
Vanessa’s Dumpling House
With locations in Chinatown, Union Square and Williamsburg, this dumpling shop serves up enticing noodles and dumplings at even more enticing prices — the most expensive item on the menu is $6. Try the pork-fried buns. An order of three costs $1.25.
Seafood lovers, try Fish for a great raw bar deal. Order either six blue point oysters or six clams and a drink (a Pabst Blue Ribbon, glass of Chardonnay or glass of Merlot) for $9.
A New York City institution, the hot dog shop is known for their “recession special.” At $6, the meal includes two hot dogs and a drink. Sauerkraut and onions are free. Gray’s Papaya is open 24 hours.
This popular falafel restaurant has two locations in Manhattan, plus other storefronts in New Jersey. Enjoy a falafel sandwich for $3.50. If you’re really hungry, order a sandwich plate, with double the amount of sandwich plus a salad for $6.
For a classic New York slice, stop by New York City favorite Joe’s Pizza. A plain slice costs $2.75.
Oaxaca is, without a doubt, a city so impressive one must experience it firsthand to understand its splendor. It is an incomparable place that will leave you in awe of its cultural wealth, a place that invites you to experience the extraordinary. In this light, Posadas celebrates the opening of Grand Fiesta Americana Oaxaca, an irresistible option for enjoying this magnificent state in an exclusive and fascinating way.
Streets lined with festive holiday lights and decorations is a tell-tale sign the holidays are right around the corner. My favorite holiday tradition is going to Shady Brook Farm in Yardley, Pennsylvania, and driving through the Holiday Light Show. My family and I have gone pretty much every year since I was a little girl.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.