I'm a poor cook seeking to eat well and cheaply. One great discovery I've made is that many gourmet food shops around the city will mark down the prices of their salads, sandwiches, desserts and other prepared foods late in the day -- Chelsea Market is a gold mine for this sort of thing. I'm hoping people might have some other recommendations for gourmet stores, restaurants, etc. that also offer similar discounts if you're just willing to wait a few extra hours to get it.
Any suggestions in Manhattan or Brooklyn would be greatly appreciated.