Uncle Nick’s Greek Cuisine’s Avgolemono, Our Cheap Eat of the Day


Avgolemono from Uncle Nick’s Greek Cuisine (747 Ninth Avenue, 212-245-7992), $5-$7

Feel a cold weather-related illness coming on? Have a little Greek penicillin.

This chill is supposed to let up by tomorrow, but in the meantime, it’s a good night to warm your bones with a hot soup. Consider the Avgolemono at Uncle Nick’s Greek Cuisine up in Hell’s Kitchen. Dubbed Greek penicillin, a massive, unconquerable bowl of the thick, lemon-spiked soup, bobbing with shreds of chicken and soft carrot, runs just $7, which leaves you enough for more warm pita on the side. Or opt for a $5 cup of the stuff and have a little baklava for dessert.

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Restaurants open at a dizzying pace in New York City, and keeping up with what’s hot takes some serious cash. If you — like us — need the occasional reprieve from a food-forward spending spree, you’re likely always on the lookout for cheap eats of high quality. In this space each day, we’ll highlight a tasty dish that rings in for less than $10, spotlighting places worth checking out when you’d like to get full while giving your wallet a break.