Summer 2014

Posted July 22, 2014 by Real Cheap Eats
Photo by James Boo

Hello, New York!

You've probably noticed some drastic changes to our web site. We're really happy to have re-launched Real Cheap Eats while you were sleeping. Yes, sometimes we're stealthy like that.

Here's what's new:

  • Our new "Explore" feature puts every one of our hand-picked dish recommendations on the map. Our food writers have done all the quality filtering in advance, so you won't waste any time finding something great and affordable to eat near you.
  • We've added 44 new dishes in the form of our new summer guide, bringing the total # of dishes in our dining guide to 438.
  • All of these features are part of our public beta launch, and we have more features on the way to connect our users directly to our food writers' brain trust. We'll make your meals more memorable without breaking the bank.

Of course, what would July be without a new Real Cheap Eats Guide to help you explore the hungry city? We've got 44 new dishes for your "to try" list (suggestion: use ours, on a map). There's refreshing pistachio soft serve, frio frio and watermelon "icy juice" to help you get through the hot days; a young ginger salad courtesy of Queens' most chameleonic Burmese restaurant; and some of the best mariscos in the city.

There are two incredible South Indian meals for vegetarians who don't suffer blandness lightly. And for those who can't get enough of fried chicken sandwiches, we've found two worth the timeone from a Williamsburg mainstay and from a newly opened shop in Carroll Gardens.

This is only the first step. Keep your real cheap eyes peeled for new Guides, new features, in-depth feature stories, and even more dishes for $10 or less as we continue to raid the five boroughs for your next memorable meal. Sign up for our newsletter, Real Cheap Eaters' Digest, to receive the latest news and monthly NYC dining tips!

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View All 44 dishes on the map