Well, the times they are getting tougher, need some new ideas for some inexpensive meals. Please list some of your best bets, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, anything goes, as long as it's filling, cheap, and good. If you're trying to watch the bill, avoid beverages, and drink water--that difference in cost, can help to defer the tip.
Know that the flushing malls are a favorite of many, but I've never ventured there, because most of all that I have read involves some sort of pork, lamb, or offal of some kind. What about any strictly vegetarian stuff in the malls, and what about shrimp dishes (without heads, please), is there anything that is tame and really remarkable at the same time?
DE MOLE (Mexican Sunnyside, Queens)
Lots of things under $10 on their menu
All of the breakfast items are around $5-6 and are great
The torta's are around $6
The burritos are under $10
Quesadillas under $6
DeMole salad with grilled shrimp is about $7
Sripiphrai (Thai, Woodside Queens)
Now has lunch special that someone just posted about. That would be great, as I never get out of there for less than $40 for 2
Pio Pio used to be a good deal, but they raised their prices, and got rid of their lunch special on Woodhaven, so ordering ala carte if you like white breast chicken gets pricey now.
Spicy and Tasty (Szechuan Chinese Flushing, Queens)
$6 Lunch Special, lots of great choices ,comes with soup and free app, sm portion Eat here all the time My fav's, shrimp with turnips spicy --get an ala carte appetizer from cold bar to share--
Was going to Sun Lok Kee (Flushing), but have no idea what happened in the last couple weeks, their gate has been down, and their lunch special at $4.25 for squid with black bean sauce was great, even though the service always left something to be desired, and that's being kind.
The Lunch Special at Seva the Indian place in Astoria was very good, but I haven't been lately, and last reports indicated a severe slip in the place, so interested in some more recent reports.
Too tired to think of any more, but would like to hear some new ones...thanks.