Fried chicken sandwich from Bobwhite Lunch & Supper Counter (94 Avenue C, 212-228-2972), $8.50
Bobwhite’s fried chicken is worth a trek from the train — not least because it’s affordable.
That Bobwhite Lunch & Supper Counter is a bit of a hike off the train — the spot is located between 6th and 7th Streets on Avenue C — hasn’t deterred the masses that are willing to wait for one of the handful of stools here. Perhaps because the spot offers a heaping of food for a solid value, and the beers are reasonably priced, too. The best deal on this menu is likely the fried chicken supper for four, which nets you a dozen pieces of chicken plus biscuits and sides for just $12 per person. But if you have only $10 in your pocket — the parameters of this column — you can still eat well and get full here. Spring for the fried chicken sandwich, which gets you a slab of juicy bird encased in crackly golden batter topped with homemade bread and butter pickles and served between two halves of a soft white bun.
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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. Know of a great affordable bite? Email us.