Lower Manhattan’s Top Five Budget Eats

09/17/2021 in
Lower Manhattan’s Top Five Budget Eats

The Explorer In Chief role kept Josh Katz constantly running around and gave him a newfound appreciation for inexpensive, on-the-go eats. After eating at nearly every restaurant Downtown, Katz took it upon himself to devise a narrow list down of his favorite budget eats, all of which are fantastic small businesses run with love! 

Kuu Ramen 

These bowls of noodles are generous, affordable and immensely flavorful. This is lowkey one of the best ramen spots in the city.

Pisillo 

Pisillo is run by a first-generation Italian couple who come from a long line of sandwich makers. Their ingredients are fresh, the bread selection is top-notch and the portions are massive. Come hungry and bring a friend – you won’t need more than half of one of these beauties! 

Blue Park Kitchen 

Downtown is heavily supplied with fast-casual bowls, but dishes at Blue Park Kitchen (photo above) are smart, healthy and filling. You can customize as much or as little as you’d like. And while it’s so slick you’d expect them to have hundreds of locations nationwide, there is the first and only location.

Bombay Kitchen 

This Indian cuisine is unbearably good. Stop by for their lunch buffet, grab takeout or come for dinner. 

Squire’s Diner 

Nestled within Southbridge Towers, a co-op full of longtime residents, the community here is palpable. 

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