Street Food, Little Italy and China town
We are traveling to NYC in March with our 2 girls, 8 and 10. We love creative and delicious street food. Any suggestions?
Also, the girls would like to eat in Little Italy and Chinatown- any suggestions for simple palates?
thank you, so very much!
$1 chinese food from the carts as good as any restaurant.
Pork buns from chinese bakeries
Hong kong cakes bowery and canal
About 12 for $1 tiny little pancakes
Street food isn't really going on in Little Italy and Chinatown. Mayor Mike Bloomberg rules the city with an iron fist, and street food isn't a part of the mayor's vision for the city.
Try Da Nico in Little Italy, and Shanghai Cafe and Great NY Noodletown in Chinatown. Kids love soup dumplings at Shanghai and they make outstanding chicken fried rice. Noodletown get serious with some roast meats
164 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10013
I really recommend a dinner at Hunan Manor restaurant at 339 Lexington Avenue between 39th and 40th. It could be the best Chinese restaurant in Manhattan, and you don't have to leave midtown for it. The Lamb with cumin, mapo tofu, preserved meat with dried bean curd, mustard green hunan style...this is a heck of a meal.
339 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016
On the contrary, I think there's quite a bit of street food in Chinatown if you keep your eyes peeled. Women selling gingko nuts from a milk crate, lamb kebabs laced with cumin beneath the bridge, zhongzi from a push cart. There's a lady I buy grilled chicken gizzards from on Canal when I'm grocery shopping and another one that I get fishballs from on my way home.
For street food, check out midtownlunch.com's twitter tracker. It shows where many trucks and some of the better carts are at any given time of the day.