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D.C. Cheap Eats 2015: 20 New Dishes Under $10, Mapped

The best new options in affordable cuisine in the D.C. area.

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When it comes to D.C. area cheap eats, many people can name the standards: a bowl at Pho 75, a banh mi from D.C. sandwich, some pupusas from...anywhere. But are D.C.'s hottest and newest restaurants delivering when it comes to affordable cuisine.

Here are 20 new affordable eats worth checking out in a variety of neighborhoods around town, all priced under $10. Give each of them a try when it's not a good day to spend half a paycheck. Another idea: visit new locations of existing restaurants for further affordable options, including Bonchon (now in Navy Yard), the Rosslyn Wiseguys and the Atlas District Ben's Chili Bowl.

—Missy Frederick and Meredith Bethune

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Arepa Zone

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This hot new food truck dishes up a jamon and queso arepa for $6.50.

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Bar Civita

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Beefsteak

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Bethesda Barbecue Company

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BKK Cookshop

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Chuy's Fairfax

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Duck Donuts

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Outer Banks favorite Duck Donuts has been making its mark on Northern Virginia, with new locations in Fairfax and Herndon (Arlington is next). A half dozen fresh doughnuts from these guys costs $6.75.

El Camino

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Maketto

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Maki Shop

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Melt Shop

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Peter Chang

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Provision No. 14

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Rito Loco

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The beloved food truck now has a brick and mortar restaurant, serving a Rito Bowl for $9.

SpinFire

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The Big Stick

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Thip Khao

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Columbia Heights residents have figured out it isn't too pricey to be a regular at this Lao restaurant. Chicken hearts are $6, crispy tofu with honey is $7 and many vegetarian mains are $9.

Arepa Zone

This hot new food truck dishes up a jamon and queso arepa for $6.50.

B-Side

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Bar Civita

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Beefsteak

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Bethesda Barbecue Company

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BKK Cookshop

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BUL

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Buredo

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Chuy's Fairfax

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Duck Donuts

Outer Banks favorite Duck Donuts has been making its mark on Northern Virginia, with new locations in Fairfax and Herndon (Arlington is next). A half dozen fresh doughnuts from these guys costs $6.75.

El Camino

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