When I lived in the Bay area, I was obsessed with this amazing chaat house called Viks Chaat Corner. I would go every weekend to fight the crowds, wait on a long line and order from their long menu of treats. A long wait to guess which was my name that was being called indecipherably on the loud speaker, sharing a table with an Indian family of 9 and eating the most delicious food around was all part of the ritual. And all under $6!!!
I was especially addicted to the lamb baida roti and the bhatura cholle with chick pea curry and mango pickle. The samosa cholle was amazing as well.
Any ideas where I can get the same delicious cheap food and fun experience in NYC?