Most people know the Elizabeth neighborhood is home to the popular proposal spot, Fig Tree. While dinner there will cost you a pretty penny and your first born child, it’s easier than you think to snag an amazing meal in Elizabeth even if you’re ballin’ on a budget. There’s plenty of great spots around the area where you can grab a bite for lunch or dinner for under $10. Check out these places where can have the best of both worlds—a full stomach and a full wallet.
You can’t go wrong with a burger and Bang Bang Burgers does it right. For your next meal, keep it classic with the Bang Bang Burgers namesake burger. For only $9.50, you can experience the taste of a beef patty with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and pickles all topped with their signature Bang sauce. This quick and easy meal will keep you coming back for more.
With the number of flavorful options under $10 on Nothing But Noodles menu, there’s something to please everyone at the table. Their culturally-diverse menu offers influences from Asia, Italy and, of course, America. Try the Pad Thai Noodles or the Margherita Pasta, both only $7.29. You can try something new on the menu every time you eat there and never get bored.
The next time you’re looking for a sandwich with all the flavors without the frills of a dine-in restaurant, stop by Sandwich Max. You can grab the Max’d Out Sandwich for only $5.95. This 6-inch sandwich is filled with layers of bologna, capicola, ham, pepperoni, salami, turkey breast and cheese. All these flavors packed into one sandwich are guaranteed to send your taste buds into overdrive. If you’re feeling less adventurous, they have classics like ham and cheese and Italian subs that will fill you up without breaking the bank.
Don’t let the name fool you, Viva Chicken is a favorite amongst plant-lovers and meat-eaters alike. You can feast on the Tacu Bowl that combines the flavors of cilantro-infused rice, canary beans, lime marinated onions and tomatoes, green onions and avocado all for only $6.95. If you’re all about the Peruvian chicken, top the bowl with pulled rotisserie chicken for an extra $2.45. If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, try the fan favorite, the Quinoa Stuffed Avocado.
Sabor’s food will transport you south of the border without the expensive price tag. Most of the items on their menu fall under $10 and you haven’t lived until you’ve tried their nachos. Their nacho plate is piled high with tortilla chips, beans, queso, lettuce, sour cream, pico de gallo, guacamole and your protein of choice. For only $7.95, these nachos can be savored single-handedly or shared with friends (for those feeling less ambitious).
Avocado toast is good and all, but have you tried the Avocado Melt at Sunflour Baking Co.? This warm and toasty sandwich features everyone's favorite ingredient, avocado, plus, goat cheese, roasted tomato, walnut pesto and spinach. You can get all this tasty goodness for only $7.95 or explore the rest of their menu for other decadent meals under $10.
Looking for a grab and go lunch or take-out for girls night in? Hit up Ho Ho Cherry House. Their modern interpretation of classic Chinese dishes are the perfect way to treat yourself without spending an arm and a leg. Grab some vegetable Lo Mein for only $6.80 or Chicken and Broccoli for $7.50. Regardless of what you choose to eat, your wallet will thank you for keeping it full.