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Nov 16, 2012 - Eat on a budget in New York

Many people say that New York is an expensive city to live in, let alone visit. With Bus Companies NY, we believe in value for money and of course, spending as wisely as possible.

Listed below are some of the best cheap eats in and around New York.

Many party bus tourists say that The Brooklyn Star offers a family-style menu, where all the dishes have been designed to be shared. The "small" plates are big, and the "big" plates are huge., Traditional options include a popular bacon-flecked mac and cheese served in a hot skillet and encrusted with buttery, browned bread crumbs goes for $9.

Black Market’s no-frills menu offers a sizable cheeseburger, made with well-seasoned, griddled Pat LaFrieda chopped beef patties oozing melted American cheese sandwiched between a lightly toasted potato bun costs only $12. Even better, a complimentary side of house-cut, salt-and-pepper speckled fries completes the meal. For those who are tight for time, have it on the go in the charter bus with their take-away.

Take the rented mini bus, in the meantime, Buvette Vintage Curios which offer a homey vibe that extends to the menu of French-leaning small plates, which can be cobbled together to compose an excellent and affordable meal. A classic croque madame featuring thick-sliced ham and a piping hot, slightly runny sunny-side-up egg costs only $10 while the brandade a featherlight pot of whipped salt cod, ideal for heaping onto crusty grilled bread is
only $9.

Meanwhile, Mable's Smokehouse and Banquet Hall 
churns out lush lean beef brisket platters for $15, while the fattier meat gets chopped up for sandwiches priced at only $10. Raving reviews can be found from charter bus customers who says that this establishment also features one of the cheapest happy hours around: $4 for well drinks, $1 off any beer or a can of beer and a shot (Tue – Fri, 4pm - 7pm).

The Queens Kickshaw serves up grilled cheese sandwiches with artisanal cheeses and luxe toppings. Enjoy rich melted Gouda, offset with pickled jalapenos, a sweet guava jam and creamy black-bean hummus on a Balthazar brioche for only $10. It's perfectly fine to take the kids there (instead of the regular fast food outlet) too in their school bus after a field trip.

The Rabbithole
offers rustic charm and white-wine-steamed mussels with spicy chorizo or massive mint-laced tangy yogurt-feta sauce lamb burgers served on a freshly baked brioche bun for only $13

So go out, explore the city by party bus, charter bus, mini bus or tour bus from Bus Companies NY and eat till your tummy is about to explode for under $15. Now, that’s all-round value for an all-round experience.