Manhattan Not Your Thing? 10 Best Outdoor Cheap Eats in NYC's Outer Boroughs

Have you given up on your bikini body already? We have. 

Who has time for diets and exercise when there are delicious, cheap, outdoor eats in the outer boroughs? Essentially, ain't nobody got time for that. 

When you're in the mood to soak up some sun while catching a meal, you don't spend top dollar for underwhelming food just to sit outdoors. 

Head out to some of these spots for some of the best, outdoor, budget friendly meals in the outer boroughs. 

Of course, if you're just not going to leave Manhattan for anything, there's these. But you should be bolder with your food. Get out of Manhattan.

Here are our favorite outer borough spots:

Yo-Burger (3726 Riverside Avenue - the Bronx)

When you're in the mood for a delicious burger and fries, don't spend $8.09 for a double cheeseburger from Shake Shack. Head to Yo-Burger instead for a delicious double cheeseburger under $7. Add fries, and you still have a hefty, delicious meal for under $10. 


Want to go semi-healthy? Try their "Half & Half Burger" with one beef patty and one veggie patty for $6.50. Head out on a beautiful day, and snag one of their picnic tables outside. 

Havana Cafe (3151 East Tremont Avenue - the Bronx)

Time for a cheap date night? Head to Havana Cafe and grab some seats on their little patio. 

Whether you're heading there for their "Unlimited Sangria Sunday Brunch," or just a Cuban-style dinner outdoors, you're sure to have a great meal. 

Glenroy Tavern (145 East 149th Street - the Bronx)


Though it looks unassuming and dark on the outside, the Glenroy Tavern is the perfect spot for some cheap, delicious, outdoor drinking and dining. 

On a beautiful day, grab a couple of friends and head to the patio behind Glenroy's. Just remember to share some nachos and buffalo wings. 

Norma's Corner Shoppe (59-02 Catalpa Avenue - Queens)


Want a delicious meal or chance to sit outside with a coffee and a pastry? Hit up Norma's Corner Shoppe. Whether you're in the mood for breakfast or lunch, you'll certainly have a wonderful meal at Norma's


Try their "Ultimate Ranchero" breakfast sandwich. It comes with egg, black bean spread, cheddar cheese, homemade salsa, and spicy bacon. In the mood for lunch? Try their "Baja" sandwich, with cilantro and lime bean spread with tomato, red onion, avocado and micro-greens for $6.50. 

The Haab (4722 48th Avenue - Queens)


When you're in the mood for tacos, head to The Haab. With tacos only $3.25 per order, each taco comes with cilantro, onions, avocado sauce, and your choice of meat. 

We're obsessed with the grilled chicken burrito, packed with rice, refried beans, cheese, pico de gallo, and Mexican cream, served with a side salad, all for $9. 


Khao Kang (7620 Woodside Avenue - Queens)


Be prepared for some spicy, authentic Thai food in Elmhurst. You can choose a combination of two entrees with rice for $7, or a combination of three entrees with rice for $7.50. 


Add in the fact that they have doors that swing open so that their indoor dining area is open to the exterior, it's the perfect spot for a delicious, cheap meal. 

Gatsby's On the Bay (695 Bay Street - Staten Island)

We know what you're thinking... isn't that place on the pricey side? It sure is, but they're offering a crazy awesome menu that you need to take advantage of on a beautiful day. 

How does a roaring 1920's prix-fixe meal for $19.20 sound? We'd say it sounds pretty freaking awesome. You can choose your starter and entree (with options like pistachio brie, salmon, and loin of pork) along with a dessert all for less than $20. 

Just be sure to make a reservation for the outdoor patio. 

Paulie's Pizzeria (500 Bay Street - Staten Island)


Incredible New York pizza or Italian cuisine on an outdoor patio complete with a fire pit? Yea, that's a thing at Paulie's Pizzeria in Staten Island. Not only is the food delicious, it's insanely cheap. 

Try the pasta with vodka sauce for $9, or grab a buffalo chicken pie for $15. Feelin' a calzone? Grab one at Paulie's for $6. 

Brooklyn Ice House (318 Van Brunt Street - Brooklyn)

Frito pie... aka, nachos with made with Fritos, otherwise known as the most genius, delicious bar foods in the world. You can get it at Brooklyn Ice House for only $5. 


Add in the backyard patio dining, and a plethora of yummy, cheap menu items like "smoked pulled pork sandwich" for $5, and you've found your new favorite watering hole for the summer. 

Outpost Café (1014 Fulton Street - Brooklyn)


Looking for a beautiful outdoor patio complete with greenery and wifi in Clinton Hill? Look no further than Outpost Café

Try their "brie and green apple sandwich" made on a baguette and drizzled with caramel for only $5.75. In the mood for something healthy? Try their "pear, fig, and goat cheese salad" tossed with red onions and spinach greens for $6.75. 

Check out 7 Best Outdoor Spots for Cheap Eats in Manhattan. 

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