Dollar Deals in New York

What can you get for $1 in New York--besides a McDouble or a water dog? Quite a lot, including: succulent dumplings, fresh oysters, pizza, pork buns, a full breakfast, sushi and an Angus burger. And whether you're broke or just cheap, buck-hunting is a lot of fun, especially when you're armed with our guide to the best dollar deals in New York.

Updated: July 13, 2010

$1 Dumplings

Prosperity Dumplings

46 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002

Chinatown's got a ton of dollar-dumpling spots, but this one's our favorite?and one of the best deals in the city. What's not to love about five pork and chive dumplings for only $1? They're a bit greasy, but each dumpling's crispy, fried exterior and juicy, tangy insides will make you forget all about your diet.

$1 Oysters

Lure Fishbar

142 Mercer St, New York, NY 10012

Ambiance is usually the first thing you sacrifice when you're buck-hunting, but this Soho restaurant has a handsome nautical theme and a great crowd that comes for cheap cocktails and fresh, delicious $1 oysters during happy hour (5pm-7pm Mon-Fri).

$1 Pizza

2 Brothers Pizza

32 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003

It's not the best pizza in New York, in the East Village, or even on this block. It is, however, only $1 for a slice. It's also pretty tasty, with the cheese and tangy tomato sauce making up for the doughy crust. Plus, there are locations all over the city.

$1 Pork Buns

Vanessa's Dumpling House

118 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002

This place is like the 99-cent store of Chinese restaurants. Your best bet? The fried pork buns, a savory mixture of pork, water chestnuts and other vegetables inside a soft, springy bun.

$1 Breakfast


1 Beard St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Your favorite Swedish company (besides H&M) brings in the early morning crowds with a $1 breakfast deal including scrambled eggs, roasted potatoes and bacon, served everyday until 11am. No Allen wrench required.

$1 Sushi


129 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

Nori's well known for cheap, high-quality sushi in the East Village and beyond, but at lunch it gets ridiculous: a buck apiece for tobiko, tuna and eel (and more) sushi (12pm-3pm weekdays).

$1 Burgers

123 Burger Shot Beer

738 10th. Avenue, New York, NY 10019

You'll have to buy three at a time, but still, $1 for a tasty Angus burger? Absurd. Plus, the Hell's Kitchen restaurant has a nine-hour happy hour (11am-8pm), with $2 shots and $3 beers.