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Cheap Eats Consumer Price Index

ShackBurger versus Papaya dog? Kesté pie or Di Fara slice? What’s the better deal for the value-minded cheap eater these days?

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Food Restaurant 2009 Price 2011 Price % Increase
Burgers and Hot Dogs Shake Shack
ShackBurger
$4.36 $4.50 3%
Gray's Papaya
hot dog
$1.50 $1.95 30%
Snacks City Bakery
pretzel croissant
$3.50 $3.75 7%
Wafels & Dinges
Brussels waffle with one topping
$4.00 $5.00 25%
Pizza Kesté
pizza Margherita
$12 $12 0%
Di Fara Pizza
regular slice
$4.00 $5.00 25%
Sandwiches Bánh Mì Saigon Bakery
bánh mì Saigon
$3.75 $4.25 13%
Taïm Falafel
falafel sandwich
$5.25 $5.74 9%
Soup Noodles Ippudo
shiromaru classic ramen
(at dinner)
$13.00 $15.00 15%
Super Taste
hand-pulled noodle with beef in hot-and-spicy soup
$4 $5.50 37.5%

Photographs by Danny Kim.


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