Deal sites for foodies: Cheap eats in NYC, San Francisco, LA, and more.
Cheap Ass Food
From San Francisco to Brooklyn, Cheap Ass Food offers a relentless list of cheap food destinations, most of which are New York City-based. The site also features a built-in search tool and map that lets you hunt for cheap eats within your vicinity. Although not as populated, the site also hosts reviews for spots in Florida and Texas. Pictured at right is a $12 plate of chicken adobo from New York's Bayan Cafe, which specializes in Filipino food.
This foodie search engine lets you look up cheap dining destinations (most under $10) by city or zip code. It then maps out your best bets with color-coded pushpins letting you narrow you search further by cuisine or mileage. Although you can enter any state or city, it's best for major destinations like Washington, D.C., New York, Las Vegas, Austin, or Chicago.
This New York City-based food blog has launched a special deal section that keeps track of food deals at restaurants and bars throughout the city. The site used to have an interactive Google Map which allowed you to pinpoint deals on a map of NYC, although it seems to have eliminated that feature. However, it's still a great place to go for cheap eats in NYC, ranging from $1 oysters to all-you-can-eat tacos.
3 Buck Bites
With enough food porn to satisfy your biggest appetite, this newly-launched Citysearch site keeps track of cheap eats throughout the country. Pictures and reviews are submitted by Citysearch editors, bloggers, and frugal foodies nationwide. Shown here are the $3 Tacos Arabes (Lebanese tacos from Puebla, Mexico) from Angela's Cafe in East Boston, MA.
From free Ikea meals to cheap Vietnamese sandwiches, this San Francisco-based blog's specialty is budget dining. The site also lists local take-out specials from chains like Quiznos and 7-Eleven.
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