First of all, I apologize for posting on both the Manhattan and Outer Boroughs boards, but location isn't very important for my question. Hope I'm not annoying anyone too much.
I'm going to be in NYC for a day next week, and I was hoping to grab some good cheap food to eat as I walk around the city and discover some neighborhoods I wouldn't ordinarily get the chance to see (the last time I was in NYC, I was 14 and on a family vacation, i.e. confined to Midtown). I know this is a pretty broad question, but here are a few specifics:
* I'd prefer to do something more adventurous than a hot dog and a slice of pizza; besides, I'm a Chicagoan :-)
* Subway-accessible (I won't have much time)
* Takeout or otherwise portable (again, not enough time to spend an hour in a restaurant)
* As cheap as possible (college student)
Other than that, I'd love to know if you folks have any favorites you'd recommend. Thanks so much!