Artichoke, photo by Mark Guim

Not only does CMJ know what music students are listening to—we also know what they’re eating. Load up on your carbs between sets without breaking your budget at any of our 20 favorite and cheapest haunts in CMJ Music Marathon’s home base of Greenwich Village. Whether you’re looking for pizza, a sandwich or a taste of world-class New York Mexican cuisine, we’ve got you covered with some tried-and-true student student favorites—including the only Chick-Fil-A in New York.

2 Bro’s Pizza

32 St Mark’s Place
2 Bro’s doesn’t need a website, because here is all you need to know: a slice of cheese pizza is $1.

Artichoke – Basille’s Pizza And Bar

328 East 14th St. and 111 Macdougal St.
A slice of Artichoke’s self-titled pizza is $4.50, but allegedly contains all the calories one needs for an entire day.


238 East 14th St.
Take NYU Local‘s word for it—go to BaoHaus.

Benny’s Burritos

93 Avenue A
Only picky Californians will scoff at Benny’s attempt at Mission-style burritos.


10 Waverly Place
Big, cheap subs, coffee, cool student-y atmosphere and a full bar.

Camaje Bistro
85 MacDougal St.
Camaje’s food is from local and ecologically-minded farms. Plus, CMJ badgeholders get two-for-one drinks.

Cafe Mercato

648 Broadway
This 24-hour cafe has everything a student needs for finals week: food, coffee, free wi-fi and a full bar.

38 East 8th St and 85 Avenue A
Arguably better than Spice.

5 University Place #11
The only Chick-Fil-A in New York is located inside an NYU building, but don’t worry; you can still get it. Just bat some freshmen out of the way and get your chicken, bro.

Dumpling Man
100 Saint Mark’s Place #B
From 3-5 p.m., Dumpling Man offers an “after school special” that includes six dumplings and a soda for $3.50.
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