Vietnamese restaurant mogul Michael Huynh conquers the burger at this tiny Lower East Side joint. The basic offerings will only set you back $5. Add chili or cheese, jalapeno and wasabi menu — and you’ll pay a couple bucks more.
134 Ludlow, near Rivington
Open Sun-Thu, 10am-2am; Fri-Sat, 10am-4am
The build-your-own meatball sensation on Stanton Street. Pick a meatball from column a (beef, pork, chicken, vegetable) with a sauce from column b. The DIY theme continues on the dessert menu: ice cream sandwiches featuring several flavors and cookie combinations.
84 Stanton, near Allen
Open daily noon-4am
The popular Austrian spot features tasty homemade sausages, cured meats and cheeses, interesting salads and a great selection of imported beers and wines.
79 Orchard (near Grand)
Hours: Daily 4pm-1am