OK, I know Hell's Kitchen recs are posted frequently, but I wanted to be veeery specific.
I've been working on Saturdays in HK on 50th & 9th. I occasionally have to buy two meals in one day (any two meals, timing is pretty flexible), so expense and variety are definitely key. I would really prefer the low end of the range (except when it's really worth it!), and would prefer no more than 10 street blocks away, on 9th or 10th only.
Places I like:
Empanada Mama (not quite as good as Queens, but good)
Tulcingo del Valle (might finally try Tehuitzingo tomorrow)
Island Burger & Shakes
Places I find to be slightly on the pricey side--even if the portion size give it value, I don't have access to a fridge while in HK so having leftovers is annoying. Some of these judgments I've only based on menu prices:
Wondee Siam (have eaten)
Ariana Kebab (have eaten)
El Centro (have eaten)
Bali Nusa (menu)
Uncle Nick's (menu)
Turkish Cuisine (menu)
Rice & Beans (menu)
Places I have mixed feelings about:
Gazala (had a lamb kebab that felt small for the price. Bread was yummy, meat was not)
Leon Bakery (mole tamale only so-so. But of course, dirt-cheap)
Places I'm curious about:
Kyotofu (they have Saturday brunch menu, which is slightly out of price range but intriguing)
Piece of Chicken
Good n Plenty (although it seems they're not open Saturdays)
Due to price, portability, quickness, convenience, I would definitely be partial to good sandwiches or pizza (slices, of course). Or soup, since it's winter. And of course, because there doesn't seem to be much of it in the area, I keep craving Indian food :). If anyone knows of a spectacular egg and cheese, that would also be welcome.