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On a Budget: Restaurants
Yes, there are bargains in New York, and we're not talking about hot dog stands. Here are a few of our favorite places to eat, drink, and shop on the cheap.
A Swede deal: AQ Cafe is the IKEA of haute cuisine.

AQ Cafe
Aquavit's star chef goes casual at this sleek introduction to Nordic cuisine.
58 Park Ave., 212-847-9745

71 Clinton Fresh Food
Affordable and inventive haute cuisine — on the Lower East Side.
71 Clinton St., 212-614-6960

Bo Ky

Savor the smells wafting from bowls of Chinese, Cambodian, and Vietnamese home cooking.
80 Bayard St., 212-406-2292

Katz's Delicatessen

The oldest delicatessen in New York City (established 1888) still carves its pastrami and corned beef by hand.
205 Houston St., 212-254-2246

Bar Pitti
Pitti's languid allure and superlative Tuscan fare is something you normally get to enjoy onlywhile carrying a passport.
268 Sixth Ave., 212-982-3300


Amid Little India's cookie-cutter curry joints, Banjara is an oasis of fresh, creative, non-clichéd cooking.
97 First Ave., 212-477-5956


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Photograph by Kenneth Chen.