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The Iconic $1 Pizza Slice of NYC - Street Food Icons

Posted by Ernesto Orwell on

The Iconic $1 Pizza Slice of NYC - Street Food Icons

Eli and Oren Halali, the two brothers who founded 2 Bros Pizza, sell slices for a buck. They're known for getting their patrons in and out of the store within ten seconds, and for selling hundreds of pies a day. And they're certainly not the only people in the dollar-slice game in New York City.

Ever since the Great Recession in 2008, dollar-slice spots started popping up all over Manhattan because people were in desperate need of a quick and cheap food option. Now there are more than 80 dollar-slice spots on the streets of New York. People gravitate to dollar slice because it's quick, easy, cheap, filling—and the slices themselves are pretty damn good considering the price.

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The Dollar Tamale Queen of New York

Posted by Ernesto Orwell on

The Dollar Tamale Queen of New York
Evelia Coyotzi has been selling dollar tamales in Corona, Queens since 2001. Her team starts every day around 9 PM, cooking through the night, so that by 4 AM, they're outside the Junction Boulevard subway stop selling her tamales. Originally from Tlaxcala, Mexico, Evelia makes a large variety of tamales, like tamales con rajas, mole, pollo verde, Oaxacan tamales and more, which she sells for $1-2 apiece out of a pushcart.

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