Soup from Mulberry & Vine (73 Warren Street, 212-791-6300), $5.50
Need a little relief from a holiday season of indulgent eating? Head down to TriBeCa for a cleansing cup of soup.
You’ve got just under one month until you have to make your commitment to eating healthy (an annual event, in our case, that often dies as early as January 1 when we’re looking for ways to quell a hangover), and December comes full of opportunities for overdoing it at the dinner table. If you find yourself looking for a little mid-month relief (perhaps after a truffle feast?), consider TriBeCa’s Mullberry & Vine. This fast casual restaurant proclaims its position against dieting in stenciled letters on its walls, recommending diners embrace good food instead. That could come off as preachy — but the food is compelling support for the argument. You could get stuffed on three sides for $12 or $13 (choose from myriad options that include bright salads sown through with spice, enchiladas, and a seasonal curry), but if you’re short on cash, stick to the soup, a cup of which, sided with bread, is $5.50. The rotating menu changes daily; we’re partial to the tart-piquant African tomato curry bobbing with peanuts.
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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.