You can find a great meal all around Chinatown -- you just have to know where to go. A few of my favorite spots include Great NY Noodle Town, Excellent Pork Chop House, Shanghai Asian Cuisine, Lam Zhou Hand Pulled Noodles, Prosperity Dumplings, Fu Zhou Cuisine and so much more.
CHICKEN & RICE OR SCHWARMA SANDWICH AT THE BEST HALAL FOOD CART
If you've walked around New York City, you'll notice a lot of halal carts, but the cart on 53rd Street and Avenue of the Americas can not be beat - its the best food cart around. Lam Schwarma sandwich is $5.00 and Chicken and rice is $5.50 (i know, its above the cheap eats limit of $5 -- but you won't be disappointed. Btw, make sure to get extra yogurt sauce! Why I don't have a review of this place is unknown to me.
CORN DOGS FOR $2.00 on the corner of 33rd Street and 5th Avenue
Ever have a craving for corn dogs? Well, let me save you the time of looking for a place (its rare in New York) and just go straight to Papaya Dog in Korea Town. I'm surprised I didn't review this place cause I've been here so many times!
CHEAT EATS TOUR
After playing football, a friend and I decided to challenge ourselves and find extremely cheap places to eat and surprisingly we went to three places and only spent $10! It makes this category because we spent less than $5 at each place.
HAPPY HOUR OYSTERS
There are a few places that offer $1 oysters during happy hour -- South Street Seaport - Water Taxi Beach on Thursdays and Fridays from 4-6 p.m. offer $0.50 oysters and its really good (but who can get here so early? I fortunately had it on July 4th there!) So, I will add more places later!