New York is full of cheap but delicious and interesting fare for the adventurous eater on a budget. Sami’s Kebab House, with its delicious, flame-grilled kebabs, delicious bread and pilaf and affordable two-course dinner is a perfect example. Meanwhile, Trini offers Trinidadian cuisine such as a corned beef coconut bake for breakfast and a variety of spicy and flavorful rotis and delicious oxtail stew. For something sweeter, check out the Madonia Brothers bakery, which offers delicious and fresh bread and pastries, as well as some truly exquisite cannoli.
- Sami’s Kabab House is located on a side street in Astoria. It is an elegant restaurant that is ideal for people who are celebrating something special.
- Trini Breakfast Shed is a spacious café located near the main intersection of Flatbush and Church Avenue. You can get breakfast sandwiches here since it opens at 7am.
- Madonia Brothers bakery is a 100 years old Italian bakery. One specialty of the bakery is its cannoli dotted with chocolate chips.
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