Jeff Mauro’s Favorite Cheap Dining Spots

The host of Food Network’s '$24 in 24' dishes on the best thrifty treats

Mauro likes to order a Sicilian slice with vodka sauce at Artichoke Basille’s Pizza in New York City.

Finding the best places for inexpensive breakfasts, lunches, and dinners that are not only cheap but tasty can be a challenge. Jeff Mauro, host of the new Food Network series $24 in 24 shares his favorite cheap dining spots across the U.S.

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Winner of the seventh season of Food Network Star and host of Sandwich King, Mauro is back with $24 in 24, a new half-hour series in which each week he travels to a new locale with a budget of just $24 to find the tastiest breakfast, lunch, and dinner in cities like Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City, and Philadelphia.

From a Cuban breakfast sandwich at Porto's Bakery in Los Angeles and chicken verde chili from Palookaville Chili in Cleveland to an Italian beef sandwich dinner at Scatchell's Beef & Pizza in Chicago, Mauro managed to find fantastic fare in each city.

With all his experience eating on the go, Mauro shares with The Daily Meal his favorite inexpensive foods in North America. From hot dogs in Chicago to Korean food in Los Angeles, Mauro shares where to go and what to order to enjoy the ultimate cheap meal.

Lauren Mack is the Travel Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @lmack.