Trying to add to my regular stable of good (affordable) eats, and I'm grasping at draws as to what to try that would be good and interesting close by.
The criterion for me: Affordable, casual, but great meals out (<$20 for an entrée), below 28th St and above Houston, central-to-east side preference but I'll travel if it's good.
So far, my standbys are: Ippudo, Setagaya, Momo Ssam, Posto, Hill Country, Shake Shack, Mogador, Caracas, Saravanaas, Kanoyama, Moustache, Zum Schneider when I can make it out there, Grand Sichuan (St Marks), Baoguette, Zabb City.
Places I’ve been “meh” about: Ino, Inoteca, Kasadela, Aroma, the new Currywurst place...and too many others to name.
Examples of the range I’m seeking from the UWS (where I used to live): Chirping Chicken (underrated), Hampton Chutney Company, Kefi, Nice Matin, Gari
Any suggestions? Thanks!