Counter Culture: Quick Eats in Williamsburg

Chowing cheap and fast in Williamsburg

Williamsburg Quick Meals on the cheap

While shopping, exploring, or bar-hopping in Williamsburg, you are bound to get hungry. Here are some tasty and atypical fast food options to help keep you going.

Dos Toros Taqueria

Williamsburg Quick Meals burritos
Dos Toros Taqueria

Steps from the Bedford L subway stop, you’ll find this cheerful, little burrito supplier, offering fresh ingredients and hefty servings. Tacos, burritos, and quesadillas come in meat and bean varieties ($4–$9). Be sure to try their exceptionally-rich guacamole. (189 Bedford Ave.: 718-384-8833; L subway to Bedford Ave.)


This Middle Eastern eatery has the best falafel sandwiches in the area. It’s good for vegetarians, but also for kebab-loving meat-eaters. For under $5, you can have a great quick meal and be on your way. And it’s conveniently located right next to the Bedford Ave. subway station. (161 N. 7th St, between Bedford Ave. and Berry St.; 718-218-7607; L subway to Bedford Ave.)

Crif Dogs

Williamsburg Quick Meals, Crif Dogs
Crif Dogs

“Home of the wild dogs.” Crif Dogs is a funky little spot, serving hot dogs (both meat and veggie) with an endless variety of topping combinations. Try the Tsunami dog, which is wrapped in bacon and topped with pineapple, teriyaki sauce, and green onions. Fill out your meal with a side of tater tots and a mug of Pabst Blue Ribbon. Take a seat at one of the arcade game tables, and fit in a round of Ms. Pacman. (555 Driggs Ave., between N. 6th and N. 7th Sts; 718-302-3200; L subway to Bedford Ave.; Website:


While Mizu is more of a sit-down restaurant with its ample seating, back garden, and modern zen-like decor, the service is so quick that it’s worth listing for on-the-go meals. It’s one of the best sushi places in Williamsburg, serving delicious Japanese standards at an inexpensive price. And the waitstaff are quick and attentive. (192 Bedford Ave., between N. 6th and N. 7th Sts.; 718-782-6666; L subway to Bedford Ave.)

Kasia’s Restaurant

Open only on the weekdays, this is the place to go for cheap but good polish food. Its mom-and-pop diner atmosphere and friendly service harken back to the 50s (because that’s probably how old this place is). Try a mixed pierogi or blintz platte ($8) or a Polish kielbasa sandwich ($8). (146 Bedford Ave.; 718-387-8780; L subway to Bedford Ave. or Lorimer; Website:

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