Food & Drink

All the Types of Foods You Can Eat in the Detroit Area for $1 or Less

Published On 02/16/2016 Published On 02/16/2016

Coney dogs!

JJ’s Bar & Grill

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Madison Heights

Price: $0.99 Coneys
Detroit’s contribution to the food pyramid is a questionable cylinder of meat covered in chili sauce and slopped in a bun for just less than a buck.  

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Fried chicken!

Bishr Poultry & Food Center 

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Hamtramck

Price: Two chicken wings for $1
Fried chicken with freakishly delicious and mysterious seasonings! Two wings for a dollar! What more could you possibly want? 

Polish food by the pound!

Bozek’s

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Hamtramck

Price: $1, but maybe (probably) slightly more!
This Hamtown staple has been serving up quality Polish specialties since before listicles began! Hit the mini-buffet and fill yourself up to the point of whatever quantity substitutes a dollar! We recommend the gravy. 

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Pizza slices!

Brown Jug/Backroom Pizza

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Ann Arbor

Price: $1 slice 

Spaghetti!

3 Nick’s Bar

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Warrendale

Price: $0.99 spaghetti on Tuesdays!
There's a rumor that a girl in a bikini will serve you a plate of spaghetti for less than a dollar. What are you waiting for? It’s what Downriver dreams are made of. 

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Samosas!

Aladdin Sweets & Cafe

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Hamtramck

Price: $1/samosa
Nothing costs more than $3.50 at this curry-scented Hamtramck hole-in-the-wall, with the excellent samosas winning the race for the cheapest available this side of Bangalore. 

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Tamales! 

Tamalería Nuevo Leon

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Mexicantown

Price: $.50 per tamale ($5.50-$6 per dozen)
Real-deal Mexican tamales; sweet, spicy and filling, coming out to about $0.50 a tamale! 

Burgers!

Ye Olde Saloon

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Royal Oak

Price: $1 burgers on Sundays
Sundays are generally a good day to visit Royal Oak, as it is the day when the town is wearing off the effects of the Axe body spray infestation from the Friday and Saturday clientele.

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