Chinatown NYC is a small, but very densely packed area of shops and restaurants. It is best to just walk around, enjoy the culture, pick up some souvenirs, and most definitely, eat some delicious and cheap Chinese food.
Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) – 215 Center St at Grand, $15 adult, free children under 5. Museum stays open late and admission is free on Thursdays.
Mahayana Buddhist Temple (133 Canal St)
Ahoy New York Food Tours takes locals and visitors alike on a cultural walk of Chinatown and Little Italy. Taste delicious foods, while learning about the culture and history of these unique New York City neighborhoods. Eat ethnic foods, like homemade fresh mozzarella and authentic Chinese dumplings, while seeing some of New York City’s hidden gems and historical landmarks. All NYC Insider Guide visitors receive 20% off tours with our special discount code at Ahoy New York Chinatown and Little Italy Food Fest Tours!
Klughaus Gallery works primarily with artists that have roots in graffiti and street culture and exhibits a variety of reasonably-priced contemporary art works.
47 Monroe Street
Thursdays and Fridays from 1-7pm
Peking Duck House (22 Mott St, Mosco/Pell St) – one of the area’s “nicer” restaurants and the Peking Duck, of course, is great.
Chinatown Ice Cream Factory (65 Bayard St) – exotic flavors such as zen butter, lychee and Chinese almond cookie.
Wo Hop (17 Mott St, Mosco & Chatham Sq) – old school Cantonese, cheap, a favorite of NYPD and FDNY, as well as anyone hungry at 4am
Food Sing 88 (2 E Broadway) – freshest noodles, and fun to watch them being made, they look like silly string
Dim Sum Go Go (5 E Broadway) – fresh, made-to-order Dim Sum
Golden Unicorn (18 E Broadway) – Dim Sum served cart-style
Joe’s Shanghai (9 Pell St) – legendary for their dumplings and dim sum
Heaven (11 Doyers St, Bowery/Chatham Sq) – Vietnamese, known best for their spring rolls.
Pho Grand (277C Grand St), Vietnamese, Pho is noodle soup made with rice noodles and thinly sliced rare beef.
106 Mosco St., 5 Dumplings for $1.00. Restaurant has no name, no phone, no website…the sign outside just says, “fried dumplings.”
Check out the local markets, with ducks and pigs hanging in the windows, Chinese herbs, lucky bamboo, lots of knick-knacks.
Ten Ren (75 Mott St) – one of our largest and most exotic tea selections
Pell Street – known as “Hair Alley,” dozens of hair salons and barber shops, cheapest in the City.
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