Help me impress my boyfriend's dad by being cheap
March 12, 2012 8:40 AM Subscribe
Help me plan the cheapest possible meals in New York for my boyfriend's father, who's visiting us for a weekend. He's not impressed by anything unless it's under $3. It doesn't have to taste good. It just needs to be insanely cheap.
posted by pineappleheart to Food & Drink (37 answers total) 97 users marked this as a favorite
My boyfriend's father is staying with us in our Williamsburg apartment for a weekend or so. He's from a very rural area, but has traveled all over the world, and he has little interest in exploring New York or anything it has to offer. His greatest enjoyment comes from getting cheap food in otherwise expensive cities. My boyfriend likes to recount a story about the last time his father visited; he got a $2 egg sandwich at a Greenpoint bodega and still brags about it to his church friends. I guess he thinks of it as beating the system.
I'd like any suggestions for the cheapest possible food in and around the NYC area (especially in Brooklyn or Lower Manhattan). This guy would travel a half hour for $1 dumplings. I really want him to have positive memories of his visit with us! Please help me by chiming in with your favorite dirt-cheap meals from around the city. Ambiance doesn't matter. The food doesn't even have to be good food (though I'd prefer it be good food since I'll have to eat it too). Thanks!