Food bloggers are dime a dozen; 90% of them blog about recipes. Only 10% of the foodies write about unique foods and ice creams that they have tasted in restaurants and ice cream parlors in their country and elsewhere. In this blog post, let us pay a visit to some of the restaurant that offer unique foods at cheap prices. I cover restaurants only in the East Coast of the United States.
I urge you to make a note of these cheap restaurants and pass it on to your friends and family members. You would be doing a big help. We all tend to be careless while traveling when it comes to spending on food.
As soon as we land in a city, we visit expensive restaurants because of our wallet will be begging us to reduce its weight. Before we realize, we will start looking for restaurants that offer good food cheaply.
The list of cheap restaurants I report in this blog post will save you the blushes while on tour. You will thank me for sharing the places to eat cheap but quality food.
This list is gathered from listening to real travelers and reading authentic travelogues.
The 14 states on the east coast of America are:
- Rhode Island
- New Hampshire
- New York
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
White Manna restaurant, New Jersey
I have chosen White Manna restaurant because they make a good cheeseburger and I am a big cheeseburger buff. It costs just $1.20
358 River St, Hackensack, NJ 07601, USA
White Manna is an exclusive burger outlet. People love the burgers and sliders too (sandwich is called as sliders in the U.S.) served at this outlet.
All the reviews of this burger and slider joint were positive about the quality of the food and all were unanimous about its cheap price.
Libby’s Restaurant Delaware
For the best of homely breakfast and lunch served from 6 am to 1 pm, you should visit this restaurant.
Address: 227 W 8th St, Wilmington, DE 19801, USA
Thai Thani Restaurant, Orlando, Florida
Since Orlando is the most visited city in Florida, I have chosen a restaurant in that city. In Thai Thani restaurant, you get very authentic Thai food for $7.
The specialty of this Thai restaurant is a shrimp soup called ‘tom yum goong’ soup and fried calamari which is otherwise known as ‘Squid’.
Address: 11025 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32821, USA
It is open from 11.30 am to 11 pm
The Varsity, Atlanta, Georgia
For 5 pieces of Chicken nugget (I think it will be filling), you pay only $2.49 at the Varsity. It has been in business for a long time and serves exclusive American food such hotdogs, fries, and burgers. It’s a chain of restaurants and operates in many locations in Atlanta.
61 North Avenue NW, Midtown, Atlanta, GA 30308
Open from 10 am to 11.30 pm
Baltimore’s Beef Barons, Baltimore, Maryland
The American’s favorite Hot Dogs are sold at just $1.50 here. I also happened to read about Oyster fry here but I could not find it on their menu.
Functioning since 1975, the Beef Barons (good name) justifying its name serves beef cooked in an open pit filled with charcoal and sells for only $7. Look at this beef cooking image here:
A huge chunk of beef inserted in an iron rod, getting roasted in the open pit.
Another notable dish is the Pork Country Sausage for only $4. Hey mate! It’s a ‘gluten-free’ meat!
Address: Baltimore Farmers Market & Bazaar, Holliday St at E Saratoga St, Baltimore, MD 21202
Maria’s Pastry, Boston, Massachusetts
Address: 46 Cross Street, The North End, Boston, MA 02113
If I ever go to Boston which is very likely as I have relatives there, my first stop to eat will be this family-run bakery because I am a big lover pastries, cakes, and bread. Maria’s pastry outlet sells only homemade and authentic Italian pastries. The price range is $3 to $4.50 only.
Please go through some of the mouth-watering pastries sold here:
- Cannoli made of ricotta cheese, cinnamon, kosher salt and flour
- Aragosta (a kind of lobster dish)
- Sfogliatelle (shaped like layered shell and filled with semolina and ricotta cheese)
- Zuccherati ( a doughnut cake filled with vanilla cream)
- Osse di Morti ( It is almond cookies eaten only on November 2nd, the All Souls Day. It’s another name is “Bones of the Dead”)
Mon.- Sat. from 7am to 7pm
Sundays from 7am to 5pm
Ahimsa, the South Indian Vegetarian restaurant, New York
Address: 210 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012, b/t 3rd St & Bleecker St, Greenwich Village
Very aptly named for a vegetarian restaurant, it serves most of the Indian fast food delicacies such as aloo chat, dahi papdi chaat, samosa and of course the most popular malai kofta.
Sunrise Bistro Express, Charleston, South Carolina
Address: 116A Spring St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
For less than $10, you can buy a whole meal that includes, ham and eggs, cheese and bacon and tomatoes and onions. You get homemade food at this joint. It’s very casual place to go and dine and still pay less.
City Diner, Richmond, Virginia
Address: 2237 W. Broad St., Richmond, Virginia 23220 254-1974
For a sumptuous breakfast, you pay only $4.75. The breakfast plate is brimming with food that includes toasts and a pair of eggs, meat and a large pot of coffee that you may not drink it completely.
Next week, I will cover the cheap restaurants in the west coast of America.