2. Before you head to New York, plan about where you wish to eat. Yes, I know this is a lot of effort, but it is going to be worth it. It is likely that you will be able to find discount vouchers for some of the best places online. In addition to this, you can also head to sites such as Groupon which normally have some pretty decent offers for restaurants in New York. If you do not like this level of planning, then you will be pleased to know that there are a number of cheap locations to eat here, just make sure that you get a guidebook beforehand.