Prior to the lockdown, Bang Bang Noodles was arguably the most popular street cart in the city. Seriously, weekend wait times for their signature hand-pulled noodles were counted by the hour, which is why we were thrilled when they pivoted to pre-orders in the spring. The tingling cumin noodle dry with beef shank will always be my go-to order here, but they’ve slowly expanded their menu to include other excellent dishes like xiao pan ji (braised chicken with biang biang noodles and vegetables), plus vegan options as well. They operate out of The York’s kitchen in Highland Park, and you can place weekend pre-orders via their website.
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