Do you know about Dollar Grub? While you've been busily scouring the web for discounted prix fixes and recession specials to help you, foodie supreme, weather the economic downturn, the eaters over at Metromix have been compiling a neighborhood-by-neighborhood handbook of the very best dollar eats around town (as well as some cautionary tales where you get what you pay for).
From Flushing's dumplings to curried chickpea flatbreads on Brooklyn's Nostrand Avenue, from tea eggs in Sunset Park to aloo balls in Richmond Hill, Queens, the Dollar Grub chronicles are a comprehensive guide (with photos!) for the cheapskate eater with a gut of iron. But the more timid should take heart: Metromix covers less adventurous grub ground and neighborhoods, too, unearthing eats like the best 99-cent slice in the East Village. Start your Dollar Grub discoveries here.