New York City is notoriously expensive. But do your research, and you’ll discover plenty of cheap snacks and meals in NYC for $1 or less.
New Yorkers love their pastrami, as evidenced by the long lines at institutions like Katz’s and newcomers like Mile End Deli. But these restaurants do something a little different with this cured meat: they take away the sandwich.
This Week WLNY’s Toni Senecal hit the East Village to find the best ten meals under ten dollars, with an international twist.
What better way to celebrate the Chinese New Year than by making dumplings?
Call them what you will: kreplach, manti, ravioli, dumpling, but just about every culture makes some kind of goodie wrapped in a carby skin, stuffed with meat or veggies, boiled or fried.
We’ve been to the Rickshaw Dumpling Truck several times, and have covered most of the menu, but there’s one elusive Daily Special we have not been able to try yet – Peking duck dumplings.
The momos are hand-rolled, pan-fried, and come with either a hot dipping sauce, sweet dipping sauce or in a Szechuan broth. We opted for the hot dipping sauce, although in retrospect, we should have asked for the sweet sauce too.
New Yorkers can be divided between those who don’t go near street meat and those who believe it one of the most delicious, efficient ways to consume home-style savory lunches that cannot be found elsewhere.