We all know the economy has taken a nose dive, but why do our taste buds have to suffer? Good food shouldn’t break the bank, especially when it comes to lunch. If you happen to find yourself wondering the streets of Soho, head over to Local at 144 Sullivan Street. Sandwiches are the thing here and they’re cheap. Take this Farmer’s Market Egg Sandwich on ciabatta bread for only $4! Add extra toppings for $0.50 a pop, or try the Ham & Fig with fresh mozzarella for $7.


There’s something to be said about the name “Local” since this pint-sized coffee shop is primarily full of exactly that. Visit often and you can expect to find the usual suspects perched (like our friend Naomi) at tables sipping on lattes and reading the NY Times.