These days, with the entire country in the midst of a full-blown economic crisis, many of our dining budgets have gotten pretty tight. Here in the Bay Area, people are cooking at home, and even for folks fortunate enough to be able to dine out, it may be a matter of choosing between a $5 rice plate and a couple of $2 tacos.
The good news is that in the East Bay, food that’s both affordable and delicious is the local restaurant scene’s sweet spot, with dozens of places in nearly every neighborhood — from Richmond down to Hayward — where a budget-minded diner can fill up on a delicious plate of plump momos, spicy fava been dip, or succulent fried chicken.
Affordability is, of course, in the eye of the beholder, but here are 19 wonderful, value-oriented East Bay restaurants to get you started.
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