How to Dine in New York City on Just $7,000 a Day!

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Ahoy weary travelers! You’ve arrived in The Big Apple, ready to follow in the steps of the posh, the grizzled, the poetic, and the hungry.

New York City is one of the best cities in the world for food and dining and with so many options at your fingertips it can be hard to narrow it down in one trip, not to mention on such a minimal budget of only $7,000 a day.

Luckily, we’re here to help! On just 7k a day you, too, can eat like a New Yorker and make the most of your trip. Read on for valuable tips!


  • Sublet a studio apartment in Williamsburg for exactly one hour and enjoy breakfast


You can’t go wrong in the epicenter of branded murals than Williamsburg, Brooklyn. And with real estate prices at an obnoxiously all-time high, you’re bound to be able to sublet a 100 sq. foot broom closet for a cool 1500. Go for it and pick up a Clif Bar from a bodega on the way.


  • Take a stroll along South Street Seaport with a snack in front of an old boat


Everyone loves the misty spritz of a disgusting river where the mob used to dump their corpses. Why not pick up a lobster roll for 800 dollars to tide you over til lunch?


  • Power lunch in Midtown


Be seen by the most mediocre people on this planet when you power lunch in Midtown. Find any one of the many Make Your Own Salad spots in this section of the city and indulge in a 400-dollar salad with a 100-dollar drink. Worth it!


  • Take in a show on Broadway and hit the concession stand


Whether it’s King Kong, Aladdin, or any other accessible content that won’t challenge your artistic sensibilities, buy a ticket to a Broadway show for the low low price of 2,000 dollars and marvel at The Great White Way (a nickname for Broadway, not a reference to the people who enjoy this stuff). Hit the concession stand for a 60-dollar bag of M&M’s. Plain variety only!


  • Have a nice dinner at the world’s most famous kosher deli


If you like hyped up legacies and food you can get anywhere else, but for three times the price, then make your way to Katz’s Delicatessen on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The junkies are gone, but the 600 dollar pastrami sandwiches are not! Throw in a knish and a soda for just 100 dollars more and feast!


  • Finally, cap off the night with unreasonably priced drinks at a bar in a hotel with a French name


With so many to choose from, you can’t go wrong with many of the bars in New York. However, we recommend blowing the rest of your 7 grand at some hotel bar that claims to have a great view of the city, but is really just a view of the building in front of it. Drinks will surely run you to the end of your budget, but the memories will last a lifetime! Or at least until your next credit score!


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Published by NOSHKONG

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