If you’ve been feeling like just about everything breaks the bank way more than before…that's because it does. Over the last 12 months, grocery prices have skyrocketed with the average cost of eggs—aka our go-to lazy, nothing in the fridge meal—jumping 38 percent. And cooking is supposed to be the more affordable alternative to takeout, delivery or dining out at a restaurant.
While it’s true that you can’t escape inflation, some things in the culinary universe of New York City remain almost mystifyingly wallet-friendly. Scroll on for the most flavorful (fiscally responsible) cheap eats in NYC to satisfy your cravings for great food on a budget.