5 Fabulous Cheap Eats under $10 in New Haven
While there are a number of restaurants and eateries here that are all about fancy, fine dining, there are also a few must-see locations that offer a wide range of good foods without being too expensive. In fact, there are some that offer meals for under $10. Whether you are feeding just yourself or a group of people, knowing where to go to find good food for less is a must.
Here are some recommendations.
Mamoun’s Falafel has been serving high-quality, authentic Middle Eastern food since 1971.
Start with Mamoun’s Falafel on Howe Street. It is truly a special place for all of the good food and outstanding fresh-made items. Even if you’ve never had one before, the falafels here are sure to be a belly-filling food that offers ample flavor. The restaurant offers vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and halal options to fill everyone’s needs. Choose from a range of foods under $10 such as the chicken shawarma sandwich and the lamb shawarma sandwich. The chicken kebob sandwich is excellent with its homemade sauce.
There are a few dishes on the menu that are a bit more, such as the kafta kebob plate, but they are filling enough that you’ll have enough for two days.
Pitaziki brings delicious, nutritious, fresh Mediterranean food to you in an open and bright interior.
Pitaziki is a Mediterranean grill that offers lots of flavors and fresh ingredients. Not only does it taste good, but you can tell it’s’ providing the nourishment your body needs as well. There are a good number of options available. Many of the rice and salad bowls are just over $10. That includes everything from falafel to lamb kofta. Perhaps one of the best options on the menu is the shawafel pita, which has a rich, creamy garlic and hummus sauce on it. For lunch, check out the list of wraps available including grilled veggies and a gyro.
It is hard to go wrong with a menu that offers so many authentic items to choose from all made fresh.
Since 1895, Louis’ Lunch in New Haven has served a classic hamburger sandwich to customers from across the United States.
The menu at Louis’ Lunch is based on family recipes passed down for generations. This organization is in its 4th generation now, and it shows with a simple but flavorful menu. It’s known for its hand-rolled five-cut meat burger that’s just $7. Choose your options for sides such as potato salad or chips. Perhaps the best step here is to finish off the meal with a $5 slice of homemade pie. That is hard to find in any location especially in New Haven.
When you want cheap eats but you want something that really tastes like home, a trip to Louis’ Lunch is the perfect option.
Three Sheets is a fun location for a meal and to spend time with a group of friends. It has much to offer for those looking for a good price, too. One of the best is the Chi-Town Hustle. It’s a burger (that’s also available in a vegan or vegetarian option) that includes dill pickle, onion, relish, pickled peppers, and more. Other burgers on the menu include the Hong Kong Phooey with Wasabi yolk and the shuffle off to Buffalo, which includes buffalo sauce, bleu cheese crumbles, and bacon. All are under $10. You can also choose one of the hot dogs on the menu. From the I Love NY to the Bun MI, there are some fun flavor combinations here.
Don’t forget the tater tots to go along with it all. And, if you are in the mood, there are a few cocktails on the menu (though some of these are well over $10).
Tandoor is a bit more elevated in terms of flavor and atmosphere. Still, there are cheap eats here. Come in for an appetizer and a drink before heading out. Or check out the whole menu including the fresh naan, tandoori dishes, and ample spices. There is a lot of heat here if you want it, but you can also get sweeter and savory options without the spice.
Any of these locations may be exactly what you need when it comes to cheap eats in New Haven. You really don’t have to go far to find something special.