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Top Ten Places to Eat for Under $10

Here are some delicious restaurants and eateries that will fill you up but won't break the bank!

  1. All Shook Up Cafe & Juice Bar
    If you're looking for a fun place to quench your thirst, All Shook Up is the place to go! The 50s-themed shop has a great selection of breakfast foods, salads, and sandwiches to take a bite into. All Shook Up prides itself in using local and organic products. Try the delicious smoothies ranging from mango and strawberry to chocolate and vanilla; all under $7! Poughkeepsie. 845-485-1955. www.facebook.com/AllShookUpCafe/?fref=ts
     
  2. Rossi's Deli
    A hidden gem in the Hudson Valley, Rosticceria Rossi & Sons Deli is one of the best kept secrets near Poughkeepsie's Little Italy. The family serves up big portions of fresh mozzarella salad, hot lunches with bread, delicious paninis, and sweet cannolis, all for under $10. One of the most popular items is a mozzarella, tomato & basil panini, only $8, and you can eat it at an outdoor cafe table. Poughkeepsie. 845-471-0654. www.rossideli.com
     
  3. Bonsai Japanese Restaurant
    With 2 locations in the Poughkeepsie area, one is sure to be conveniently located for you. Teriyaki lunches with soup, salad and rice are priced around $8.50; Bento boxes with soup, salad, and sushi roll are $9.95. Route 9, Poughkeepsie. 845-298-2288 or 845-462-8848. www.bonsaijapaneseny.com
     
  4. Homespun Foods
    If you're traveling to Beacon and looking for a bite to eat, try this specialty food store and café for breakfast or lunch. Here you'll find plenty of tasty options and if the weather is nice, enjoy the charming garden patio out back. Beacon. 845-831-5096. www.homespunfoods.com
     
  5. Sukhothai Restaurant
    This Thai restaurant will leave you satisfied and full, and for an economical price too! For only $8.95 you can munch on Sukhothai's lunch special. It includes an entree, spring rolls, and your choice of a fountain soda. Beacon. 845-790-5375. www.sukhothainy.com
     
  6. The Crooked Rooster
    Fresh flavors, creative combinations and locally sourced ingredients is what The Crooked Rooster is all about. Asian inspired combo bowls, salads, seafood sandwiches, and flatbreads, along with a daily special will satisfy your cravings. Poughkeepsie. 845-204-9900 www.thecrookedrooster.com
     
  7. Maya Café and Cantina/Café Maya
    Looking for mouthwatering Mexican food that won’t empty your wallet? Then head over to Maya Café and Cantina in Fishkill, or Café Maya in Wappingers Falls. Warm chips and tangy salsa greet you as you look over the menu of traditional favorites and tempting specials. Most lunch specials priced at $9.95. Fishkill. 845-896-4042; Wappingers Falls. 845-632-3444. www.mayacafecantina.com
     
  8. The Enchanted Cafe
    Low lighting, chill beats, otherworldly vide…that’s what you’ll experience at The Enchanted Café. Oh, and there’s delicious food as well! Start with real fruit smoothies for $4.40, followed by salads, sandwiches and specials. Breakfast is available, too. Red Hook. 845-835-8345. www.theenchantedcaferedhook.com
     
  9. Billy Bob’s BBQ
    Mouthwatering BBQ! Try their pulled pork BBQ sliders, soups, chili or salads. All won’t break the bank! Poughkeepsie. 845-471-7870. www.billybobsbbq.biz
     
  10. The Blackboard Café Inc.
    This cozy, family-run cafe specializes in breakfast, lunch, (brunch all the time) and they make all their renowned baked goods on premises, including their signature rainbow cookie cheesecake! You’ll find delicious food and excellent customer service at this hidden gem. Wappingers Falls. 845-632-6598. www.theblackboardcafeinc.com

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