My 18 year old son is visiting a friend at NYU next week. He's in college in Santa Fe- a town that probably couldn't be worse for a starving student with who was born in San Francisco (for eating and many other reasons). I would love to make suggestions but the places I visit in NY are way way out of his "how cheap can it be" range. He does like edible food, though! I'll bet there's a chowhound out there with ideas..