by Patrick Heig - 324 Reviews - 95 List
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
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.
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).
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.