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New York staples and where to get them

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Pizza

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Fiore’s Pizza is the probably the best no-frills, thin-crust, $2 slice in the Village. What’s more, Fiore’s is just a couple of blocks from Washington Square Park, which makes it the perfect pizza to grab while running between classes.
165 Bleecker St.

On the spot of the first Famous Original Ray’s Pizza from back in the day, upstart Prince St. Pizza has managed to keep the quality consistent with its predecessor. It’s a little more expensive than most other pizza places, but their Margherita and Grandma slices are well worth the money.
27 Prince St.

A veritable New York City institution, John’s of Bleecker Street is widely recognized as one of the great Manhattan pizza joints. Be warned — they don’t sell pizza by the slice, so you have to order an entire pie. On the plus side though, it makes a trip to John’s the perfect excuse to invite a big group of people to dinner.
278 Bleecker St.

Bagels

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For a solid standard on the east side, head to Everything Bagels. Though a plain bagel is only 85 cents, adding spreads can cost up to $3.50.
81 Third Ave. 

Murray’s Bagels is a local favorite and a wallet’s best friend at $1.15 per bagel.
500 Sixth Ave.

Bagels on the Square is a hidden gem with an assortment of savory and sweet cream cheeses at a reasonable $2.90 each.
7 Carmine St. 

Though a bit further south, Zucker’s Bagels and Smoked Fish is renowned for its delicious take on the staple snack, which sell for $1.25 each and the location is a comfortable walk from Broome and Lafayette residence halls.
145 Chambers St.

The reigning champion in delicious bagels, however, is none other than Bagel Bob’s. This local haunt serves some of the most authentic New York classics out there, for only 90 cents. From scallion cream cheese to poppy seeds to lox, this venue is bagel paradise. The most appetizing part — 49-cent bagel happy hour every Monday.
51 University Pl. 

Coffee

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For local villagers on the West Side, Lenny’s offers a reliable cup of chilled caffeine for a comfortable price of $2 for a large cup.
418 Sixth Ave.

Stumptown Coffee Roasters also assures a deliciously organic experience. Founded in Portland, this grassroots roaster has higher prices, but it is definitely worth the $3.25 for a large coffee.
30 W. Eighth St.

Along the East Side, La Colombe awaits with an infectiously urban vibe, as there is one temptingly close to Broome Residence Hall and another just up the street from Bobst Library. The iced coffee bears a bold flavor and is $3 for a standard cup.
400 Lafayette St. 

Cafe Angelique offers savoir faire in a cup for only $2.75. Fancy and utterly French, this cozy cafe also boasts a location on Grove Street.
68 Bleecker St. 

For those dreaming of Italy, the Sant Ambroeus restaurant ensures an authentic cup of Italian joe on-the-go for just $2. Don’t forget to tip the barista for a hint of irresistible Italian romance.
259 W. Fourth St.

A version of this article appeared in the 2014 Food and Fun Guide. John Ambrosio is a news editor. Email him at [email protected] David Bologna is beauty/style editor. Email him at [email protected]nyunews.com. 

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