Originally Answered: Where can I find good, cheap food in New York City?
Mamoun's on MacDougal and West 3rd. $2 Fallafel, and a $2 Lentil Soup.
Gourmet Wok is cheap Chinese food place in Hell's Kitchen that serves up generous portions of good Chinese take out. It's on 10th, between 43rd and 44th.
Lannan (121 University Place at 13th, just south of Union Square) consistently serves a great, $6 bowl of steaming hot noodles. A far better option than the pricey and crowded Republic in the square. Try the noodle soup with duck -- they put a huge duck leg in that breaks apart in the hot broth, leaving chunks of tender flesh mixed into your noodles of choice.
Pizza: Joe's on Carmine
Rocket Wrapps, 3rdAve/10thSt
BB Sandwich Bar on W 3rd between MacDougall and 6th Ave provides a fine take on the Philly cheesesteak for $4.
McAllister's has every tuesday night: free hotdog with beer purchase. You can't beat that! There are also free popcorn and french fries from 6:00 until 7:30 to go with your hotdog.
Also, no one seems to have mentioned Sirtaj, a great little Indian greasy spoon (voted the best in the city by someone or other) on 26th between 5th and 6th where you can eat a great meal for $5.50.