New York City has long been known as the most expensive city in the United States. This goes for hotels, everyday items, and especially restaurants. Many travelers steer their RV rentals clear of the boroughs for these reasons alone. But as long as you stay away from the tourist traps and get out into the neighborhoods, you can easily find some very affordable places to eat, and you don’t have to skimp on quality either. Some of the hippest and most desirable establishments in the city have plates for under 25 dollars. You will want to do your research before hitting town since new places open up each week, but keep in mind these top five places for your convenience.
Tapas restaurants are often cheaper than the others, and fortunately for you this is one of the hottest establishments in the city with multiple locations in Soho, the Flatiron District, and the upper East Side. If you stick to two dishes you will definitely come in under your budget. The tapas here are unbelievable and are known to be filling as well, so you won’t be missing out on a quality dinner, plus your two plates will certainly be enough to satisfy your appetite. This is a great opportunity to dine out at a lively Manhattan eatery and not go broke in the process, so be sure to keep it on your list. Plus with its multiple locations this means that there are more tables available and also that you can find the best location depending on where you are staying. Boqueria is fast becoming a legendary NYC establishment, so make sure to take advantage during your stay.
Just across the East River in Long Island City lies this charming and hip Mexican restaurant that is currently one of the most hotly tipped spots in the boroughs. Here you can get some truly delicious tacos and sides of rice and beans for below your nightly budget. As a matter of fact, many of the entrees on the menu can be had for 25 dollars or less. Don’t be fooled by the cheap prices because this is some of the top Mexican in the city. World famous chef Cosme Aguilar runs the kitchen, and this establishment has received rave reviews from many of the top restaurant critics.
In the city’s hippest borough you can dine on the city’s hippest plate as well. This hotly tipped ramen restaurant features some a number of delicious and unique plates for well within your budget. A plate of their famous ramen goes for only fifteen dollars, and this includes your extra sides. Since the appetizers are only five or eight dollars, you can easily get a full meal for under the budget. This is fantastic ramen served up by some of the top ramen chefs in the city, so the fact that you can get it for so cheap is truly an opportunity you need to take advantage of. Just because you’re in New York City doesn’t mean you can’t get a great meal for a great price.
On world famous Bleeker Street in the West Village you can chow down on delicious seafood for under your set budget. Six oysters or clams and a draft beer or glass of wine will only run you nine bucks. Since this is well underneath your budget, feel free to upgrade your drink or add on another round of shellfish. Needless to say, this is a filling and satisfying seafood dinner to be had for under your set budget, which is a terrific opportunity in this otherwise expensive city. Make sure to keep Fish on your list if you love treats from the deep.
Back across the water in Brooklyn, in the beautiful Park Slope neighborhood, you will find the flavorful Ghenet. One of the most famous dishes here is the chicken with special house sauce, and the chopped tuna also comes highly rated. This is Ethiopian food of a traditional and rich variety, with amazing spices and wonderful variety. When you factor in that all plates are under twenty dollars, you have yourself a terrific opportunity for a unique and tasty meal for within your budget.
All you have to do in order to avoid the high costs of NYC restaurants is know the right places to look. All over the city there are establishments that serve up fantastic dishes of all different types of foods for well within the average RV rentals traveler budget. Start with these five spots, and expand your list by checking online for any new places opening up the week you arrive. Oftentimes new establishments will put up a cheap dish or two in order to attract customers, and you can take full advantage. Whatever the case, you can easily find what you want to eat for an affordable price any night of the week in New York.