Founded in 1971, Mamoun’s has long been one of the best spots in all of New York
to get great “Cheap Eats.” At just $4 for a falafel that for most is easily enough to fill you up at lunch, an in-between meal or even dinner. And as far as Great Late Night Cheap Eats, Mamoun’s just can’t be beat. I like get a Falafale-Baba (Babaganoush) Combo, at $5 it a inexpensive, fast, tasty meal that I can get anytime I like, as my apartment building is a short two blocks away.
PS … Mamoun’s claims to be the First Place Ever to serve Falafel Sandwiches in New York. We beleive this to be trued, and even if it’s not, they are easily the most famous Falafel Joint in the entire city. No contest!
Along with Mamoun’s. Joe’s Pizza on Carmine Street is another Top List # 1 in all of New York City. Joe’s is well known as New York’s #1 favorite “Best Slice” (Pizza) in all of New York. And in a town that’s known as the undisputed Best Pizza in all of America, and is considered one of the Best Places on God’s Good Earth to get a Slice of Pizza, being known as The Best Slice Joint in the great City of New York is no small feat.
Yes Joe’s is a great Cheap Eat and one of the best deals in the city, with a slice going for $3 and two for $6, it’s easily in the parameters of what is considered a “Cheap Eat,” any meal that cost Ten Dollars or less, Joe’s does the trick and you’re cheap cheezy 2nd rate product, you’re getting what most people consider the best (not me) in the whole city.
1) Speaking of Cheezy, I’ve got to mention the .99 Cent Slice of Pizza. There are a couple within two blocks of Joe’s. There’s one north on 6th Avenue. A slice of Pizza for .99 cents. It uses cheap “Cheezy” Cheese. Hey it’s just a Buck, and for many two slices of Pizza for $6 is a bit dear, so these .99 cent slice joints do serve their purpose, and that’s to feed the less fortunate who can’t afford the 6 Dollars it would cost to get 2 slices of pizza, they get two for just $2, and for them it makes a Huge Difference. Basta!
2 ) If you notice that when I wrote that, “Most people consider Joe’s the Best Slice in the city (not Me), that is how I feel. It’s not that I don’t think they’re not good, they are. It’s just that I feel that the pizza at Joe’s is very good, even one of the Best, just that it’s not the # 1 single best, there are others. Joe’s pizza is very good, a bit over-rated, and definitely not the single best slice in New York. There are many others just as equally excellent as Joe’s. Basta.
Faicco’s Pork Store
Great Italian Hero Sandwiches and Meatball Parms. A bit expensive, but definitely worth it if you have the cash, I don’t. I could, but I make such great food for far less money, so I’m not going to throw $14 away on a single sandwich, when I can make four sandwiches for the same $14, and it would cost me about $60 to get four sandwiches at Faicco’s. Now don’t get me wrong I love the place. I love buying my fresh Italian Sausage from them, along with Sopresseta and other Salumi products, tomatoes, pasta, olive oil, and cheese, but I make it myself at home, unlike many others for whom $14 for a sandwich is no problem, Faicco’s is great. They make one of the best Italian Sandwiches (along with Parisi’s) in all of New York City.
BRACIOLE and MEATBALLS
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