Manhattan carries its reputation for culture at a price as a badge of honor, but those who are shelling out the money to see the Knicks and the Rangers play in Madison Square Garden shouldn’t have to shell out wads of cash in order to not go hungry while they’re there.
With the opening of the Pennsy food court just adjacent to the Garden, there are endless options for higher-end meals for sports enthusiasts to eat before or after the games. However, if you’re looking for a nosh at half time, or suddenly remember that you skipped dinner, here are a few of the best options, on the cheap.
SAUSAGE BOSS – SAUSAGE AND CHIPS: $8.50
The sausage and chips combo is a great option for when you need more than just a snack but aren’t ready to spring for a full meal.
LA ESQUINA – NACHOS CON QUESO: $9.75
When you think about sports stadium nachos, you may be picturing heat lamp chips accompanied by neon nacho cheese. La Esquina will have you rethinking that assumption with its abundance of fresh cheese and handmade salsas.
HILL COUNTRY – MAC AND CHEESE: $6.50
Rich and creamy, this snack-sized portion of mac and cheese will hold you over until the game ends, without resorting to something fried.
CARNEGIE DELI – POTATO KNISH: $6.50
New Yorkers know that when it comes to street food, the knish is where it’s at. Popularized by kosher delis, the humble knish is a comforting snack made in heaven. Flaky pastry is delicately wrapped around creamy mashed potatoes, making it the snack you never knew you needed.
CHARLIE PALMER – STEAK SANDWICH: $17
If you’re more than just a little bit hungry in the middle of a game, grab one of these sandwiches, stuffed full with tender steak. The finishing touch is the caramelized onions and specialty steak sauce.
AQUAGRILL – LOBSTER AND SHRIMP ROLL WITH CHIPS: $17.50
While it might seem a little unorthodox for a basketball or football game, this sandwich is worth every bite.