Suggestions for seafood/ fish/ vegetarian lunches in Chinatown?
I have recently started a job close to Bowery and Delancey, and have enjoyed so many of the Chinatown recommendations from this board on my lunch breaks. I am wondering if anyone can recommend where to go specifically for good, cheap fish and vegetarian lunch dishes? I would love to try some of the fresh seafood in the neighborhood but am unsure where to go and what dishes are good to order. Time constraints have made me hesitate to go to some of the fancier sit down restaurants for my lunch break. Any suggestions for your favorite, quick (hole in the wall) fish and/or vegetarian meals in Chinatown?
Hi catrae - this should get you started. Many of these places will have lunch specials. At Amazing 66 they have over sixty-five $$5.50 lunch specials which include tea, soup, entree and rice. Make sure you grab this one sheet special menu and not their regular menu.
For straight-up vegetarian only fare, there is the Vegetarian Dim Sum House on Pell and Buddha Bodhai on Mott Street.
Ah-Ping Snack Bar:
East Corner Wonton:
Great New York Noodletown:
Best Fuzhou Restaurants: (Note the Best Fuzhou one on Forsyth Street has changed hands and is now Henan Flavors).
Also there are these old standbys:
Big Wong King at 67 Mott Street, 10013.
Fuleen Seafood at 11 Division Street, 10002.
Yogee Restaurant at 85 Chrystie Street, 10002.
Yummy Noodles at 44 Bowery, 10013.
Great New York Noodletown
28 Bowery, New York, NY 10013
66 Mott St, New York, NY 10013
71 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002
67 Mott St, New York, NY 10013
5 Mott St, New York, NY 10013
11 Division St, New York, NY 10002
100 Mott St, New York, NY 10013
13 Mott St, New York, NY 10013
85 Chrystie St, New York, NY 10002
48 Bowery, New York, NY 10013
14 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10013
Vegetarian Dim Sum House
24 Pell St, New York, NY 10013
East Corner Wonton
70 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002
13 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002
Ah Ping Snack Bar
2 E Broadway, New York, NY 10038
10 Pell St, New York, NY 10013
65 Bayard St, New York, NY 10013
456 Shanghai Cuisine
69 Mott St, New York, NY 10013
Banh Mi Saigon has several vegetarian sandwiches, and one with sardines. Good, cheap, and fast, as is Vanessa's Dumpling House. Nyonya and Congee Bowery, while not holes in the wall, have quick service and plenty of seafood and vegetarian options.
199 Grand St, New York, NY 10013
Vanessa's Dumpling House
118 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002
Banh Mi Saigon
198 Grand St, New York, NY 10013
207 Bowery, New York, NY 10002
I think I will try Amazing 66 tomorrow based on your and ScoopG's suggestions. Cheap is basically $10 and under for lunch. I appreciate the suggestions- I'm from the heartland and while I can catch grow and cook the foods I grew up with, I have little knowledge of ocean fish, or good Chinese food. I guess I'm just learning now.
66 Mott St, New York, NY 10013
Don't know if this is too much of a hike, but there's Xian Foods on Bayard Street between Bowery and Mott Street, which has its liang pi cold skin noodles - IMO, one of NYC's great vegetarian dishes.
Xi'an Famous Foods
67 Bayard St, New York, NY 10013