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Category Archive: Penny Strategist

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  1. Saigon's $4 vegan lemongrass chicken banh mi Vietnamese sandwich.

    Saigon’s $4 vegan lemongrass chicken banh mi Vietnamese sandwich.

    This is a sandwich that makes those $2.50 falafels you get seem like a total rip-off.

    Across from Wild Ginger in Manhattan on the border of Chinatown and Nolita, Saigon serves famous Vietnamese sandwiches called banh mi in four varieties for $3 to $4.50: lemongrass chicken, curry chicken, house special vegetarian, and plain veggies. (Make sure to say “no mayo” for the ones that come with mayo.)

    Each large sandwich makes a full lunch or a light supper and is served warm and made with crusty french bread, delightfully pickled veggies, and a long spear of cool cucumber. The best option is the $4 lemongrass chicken (and say yes when they ask if you want it spicy; you will thank me) – made of grilled firm tofu marinated in a sweet and savory lemongrass sauce. Yum.

    It’s no secret that it takes more than a few pretty pennies to live in NYC. SuperVegan Penny Strategist serves as a playbook to help all you starving vegans/cheap bastards get by with a satisfied stomach as part of our non-court ordered community service. Check out some past SuperVegan Penny Strategist features.

  2. Make sure to try the massive paper dosa at Madras Mahal.

    Make sure to try the massive paper dosa at Madras Mahal.

    The competition amongst the many Indian and vegetarian restaurants in Curry Hill can be fierce (damn you, Christian Siriano!!) – either you’re in or you’re out.

    For a simple restaurant like Madras Mahal which has seen better days and been overshadowed by new comers like Tiffin Wallah (which offers better atmosphere at around the same price point), the best way to get customers walking into your doors and spending money is of course to offer deals – really, really good deals.

    Through Restaurant.com, Madras Mahal offers a hard-to-resist deal for diners to purchase $25 gift certificates for just $10. The certificates are valid for dinner with a minimum purchase of $35, so it’s like getting 40% off your meal! Since Madras Mahal entrees average only about $9 and everything else is priced pretty reasonably, the $15 worth of additional free food that you get with your certificate allows you to eat a full meal and splurge while being on a budget. Additional details and purchasing info are available at Restaurant.com.

    It’s no secret that it takes more than a few pretty pennies to live in NYC. SuperVegan Penny Strategist serves as a playbook to help all you starving vegans/cheap bastards get by with a satisfied stomach as part of our non-court ordered community service. Check out some past SuperVegan Penny Strategist features.

  3. All this for just $3.99. Photo by: jrydin

    All this for just $3.99. Photo by: jrydin

    It’s no secret that it takes more than a few pretty pennies to live in NYC. SuperVegan is debuting a regular feature – the SuperVegan Penny Strategist – to serve as a playbook to help all you starving vegans/cheap bastards get by with a satisfied stomach as part of our non-court ordered community service. Maybe now you’ll have enough money for a room in (“East”) Williamsburg that will actually fit your twin size bed. Perhaps even with a window. Regrettably, we still can’t get you laid.

    The stock market may be a mess, but Wall Street types can still score a good deal with the no frills weekday vegan lunch buffet at Little Lad’s Basket. Located on the lower level of an unassuming office building at 120 Broadway, off Pine Street, this Seventh Day Adventist-owned joint offers simple, homey cuisine that offers the best dining out deal in New York City.

    For just $3.99, you get a plate and a bowl to fill up with your picks from its hot bar, salad bar, dessert station, and soup pots. Options change daily, so every visit is a surprise! Some examples of past offerings include: shepherd’s pie, veggie meat chilli, lentil stew, mashed sweet potatoes, casseroles, and chocolate pudding.

    For best food selection, arrive by 1:30pm. Little Lad’s Basket is closed on weekends and public holidays. For details, directions, and more info and to leave a review, visit the restaurant’s page in our vegan restaurant directory!

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