Favorite Brooklyn Meals under $10
Anna Maria Pizzeria
179 Bedford Ave at North 7th St, Brooklyn NY 11211
Probably one of the best pizza joints in Brooklyn; definitely the best pizza in Williamsburg. This place has been good to me after many a bar hopping night – even better to me than Rosario’s on the Lower East Side, and that’s saying something. Anna Maria’s is also good to a great number of drunken hipsters every night, though, so beware the masses.
379 Columbia St., Brooklyn NY 11231
(at Luquer St.)
You’ve heard of this Red Hook joint as the rumored inspiration for the 30 Rock teamster sandwich episode – and if you don’t believe it, you’ll find it hard to convince me otherwise. Granted that if you purchase a drink here you’ve gone slightly over the above set $10 limit, but you will hardly mind since you will be in sandwich heaven. I am a huge proponent of the pastrami.
Tortilleria Mexicana Los Hermanos
271 Starr St, Brooklyn NY 11237
(Btwn St Nicholas & Wyckoff Ave)
Also listed in MenuPages as Tortilleria Mexicana Tres Hermanos, this place offers as gorgeous an array of fresh Mexican food that you can imagine served on a paper plate. Customers can carry away $2 tacos, $3 quesadillas, $3 picadas and tortas for $3.50. Check out the pictures on Yelp and expect to become a believer. Located in Bushwick.
Mitchell’s Soul Food
617A Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn NY 11238
You probably weren’t expecting it, but here it is in Prospect Heights: a delicious array of inexpensive soul food sure to fatten up your waistline in 2010. A fried chicken meal comes with two sides, one of which should definitely be the mac n cheese.
Magda International Café
454 Graham Ave
(Btwn Frost & Richardson St), Brooklyn NY 11211
Highly recommended for an inexpensive meal to start the day – vegans can munch on a tofu scramble (with or without soy cheese) for $6.50, and the rest of us can have our pickings between the huevos rancheros, crunchy French toast or the celecitos, Mexican corncakes heaped with eggs, cheese and green sauce. The latter is the most expensive breakfast dish at $7. Located on the north side of Williamsburg.