A Guide To Chinatown Eats: Where To Feast On Dumplings And Dim Sum Now

04/12/2021 in
A Guide To Chinatown Eats: Where To Feast On Dumplings And Dim Sum Now

Some Chinatown highlights for where you can sit down — or do takeout — and feast on dumplings, dim sum and noodles in our beloved neighboring culinary hub.

Nom Wah Tea Parlor

The dim-sum classic has set up cozy red- and yellow-painted gazebos for outdoor nomming on roasted pork buns and scallion rice rolls. (13 Doyers Street / photo: @coronashaxxx)

Buddha Bodai

The reliable kosher vegan staple offers vegan dishes like sesame “chicken” and triple mushroom pan-fried noodles to accompany an inexpensive BYOB dining experience. (5 Mott Street)

Xi’an Famous Foods

The beloved Flushing-born, now citywide noodle chain is still closed for indoor dining at its Bayard Street location, but you can enjoy menu favorites like the Spicy & Sour Dumplings or the Spicy Cumin Lamb Hand-Ripped Noodles (above) at the sidewalk tables or order at the counter for takeout. (45 Bayard Street)

Shanghai 21

This popular destination (formerly Shanghai Asian Manor) on Mott Street has a never-ending selection of promising entrees: eggplant in garlic sauce, Chinese broccoli with garlic, braised tofu, Szechuan-style bean curd, and the reliably reliable scallion pancake⁣. (21 Mott Street / photo: @shineyvegnyc)

Famous Sichuan

Dine outdoors daily from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. at this low-key eatery specializing in Sichuan classics like Dan Dan Noodles and Mapo Tofu. (10 Pell Street / photo: @circuit_tree_eats)

Carol’s Bun

Eater recommends this eclectic cafe for beef brisket noodle soup, fried turnip cakes, Fujianese fish balls and plenty of dumplings (above), per its namesake. (139 East Broadway) 

Canton Lounge

Go big on Cantonese specialties like Scallop, Shrimp and Squid with Pepper and Salt, or the popular Peking Duck. (70 Mott Street / photo: @cantonlounge70, @nomlife, @foodloversdiary)

Deluxe Green Bo

Enjoy Shanghai-style staples like scallion pancakes, soup dumplings inside or outside in the adorable yellow shantytown. Cash only.  (66 Bayard Street)

Great N.Y. Noodletown

This Cantonese-style eatery lives up to its name with a generous menu of handmade noodles, salt-baked seafood and an incredible roast duck and noodles soup (above). The late-night spot currently closes at 7 p.m. now, not 4 a.m., FYI. (28 Bowery Street) 

top photo: @xianfoods

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