As mentioned previously we are coming back to NYC for our 8th visit in 6 years in Feb. Times are harder and this time we are setting ourselves the challenge of eating well but on a budget for the 3 full days we are there.
Our daily budget for both of us (excluding tip) is a total of $100 per day. For that we need to get breakfast (planning on $15), lunch (planning on $25) and dinner (no more than $60). Some days we may switch lunch / dinner or have a larger/later breakfast and therefore not need lunch. So, we have come up with the following budget options:
Square Diner - general diner style breakfast - better out there?
Ess a Bagel - egg sandwich
Mexican - Pampano Taqueria / Taco Taco
Soup - Hale & Hearty (any other recs for good homemade soup?)
Burger - Shake Shack (any others?)
Treat - maybe Jean Georges if we can manage it $$ wise
BBQ - Blue Smoke/Dinosaur/Daisy May cart
Noodles - NY Noodletown/Republic
Pizza - we enjoyed John's last time - any better out there for a similar price?
Italian - Otto/Inoteca?
Is $100 realistic - and please please please educate me on better options than the above if you have any! We don't eat fish or seafood due to allergies and like places that are clean.... Oh and we're not bothered about alcohol either.