In a year when the biggest news in downscale dining was the Shake Shack IPO, and when every other start-up aims to be “the next Chipotle,” you might think the market for independent mom-and-pops was evaporating. But you’d be wrong: This annual survey of the best new places to eat cheaply unearths one-of-a-kind destinations for hyperseasonal Anglo-Indian curry, home-style Vietnamese, new-school empanadas and old-school spinach pies, Japanese curry, and even French-bread pizza. Of course, if you want a burger, we’ve got that, too, in a Brooklyn neighborhood yet unscouted by Danny Meyer’s minions.