In 2050, food historians will probably declare the 2023 opening of Super Taste as having changed the Upper East Side takeout scene forever. Groundbreaking restaurant news, right up there with the return of cottage fries at J.G. Melon, and Papaya King moving from one side of the street to the other.
At this Chinatown noodle spot’s second location, nothing costs over $13.50, and the stewed pork burger on a sesame pancake bun might be the best $5.95 you can spend within a mile of the Met. This small storefront is geared towards takeout, but you could eat a plate of fried pork and chive dumplings at one of the tables if desired—if not, walk 15 minutes to Central Park, and enjoy your Lanzhou-style, spicy beef hand-pulled noodle soup under some trees.