Great dumplings in the West Village? Yeah, we said it. Lin & Daughters is a mom-and-daughter shop with cute little touches, like a neon lucky cat waving from one of its big windows, which fill the cafe with light. We like this spot for casual dates, friend hangs, or as a place to see if you actually like spending time out with your coworkers before committing to team drinks. Lin & Daughters makes wonderful, perfectly crisp pan-fried dumplings (try the curry chicken or the cumin beef with chili sauce), cheese-filled scallion pancakes, boba drinks, and a few noodle dishes named after Lin family members, like Grandma’s Peanut Butter Noodles.