My budget mostly allows for the under $5 cheap eats. I know that there are many "cheap eat" gems scattered around NYC and it would be neat to have as many as possible gathered in one thread/list.
All locations, including the boroughs are welcome, because part of the fun is the adventure of exploring another part of NYC (and thank goodness that the transit system is still semi-affordable!) I most often frequent lower Manhattan, however.
Thank you for all your suggestions!