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Where You Can Spend $1.50 on Street Food in NYC

Olha Bahaieva

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The city that never sleeps is one of the best places to eat and from what some people say, it’s also the place with the best street food. It can be difficult to eat on the go as you’ll probably need a snack or something quick when you’re heading somewhere, and New York offers a variety of options for anyone craving something special.

The city has a wide range of ethnic cuisines for you to choose from, so if you don’t see any particular cuisine that suits your tastes then why not try tamales?

When visitors are looking for street food in NYC, people want to find options under $10. But what if I tell you that you can buy street food for only $1.50?

Underneath the rumble of the 7 train at the corner of Roosevelt Avenue and Junction Boulevard, a line forms behind a small metal pushcart. This is where Evelia Coyotzi sells tamales in shades of green, brown, rust, and Fuschia.

At Coyotzi’s place, you can buy tamal for $1.50. If you don’t know what tamales are, here is a great shot from Coyotzi’s Instagram.

Tamale is a traditional Mexican dish made with a corn filled with various meats of beans and cheese.They are corn dough wrapped around a savory filling and then boiled. They are traditionally served at Christmas time in Mexico, but you can find them anytime in NYC.

According to Eater, Evelia said that as of December 1, 2021, there was a price increase in all items on their menu. But even with that, you can still find dishes for $1.50

If you have never tried to taste tamales, it's your chance to take the opportunity and spend your $1.50 in a way you enjoy.

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