When you’re in the mood for juicy, nicely charred pan-fried dumplings, you should check out Three Times, a spacious fast-casual Chinese spot on the LES. Unfortunately, that’s all you should come here for, as the pork buns have big, dry baos around marble-sized meatballs, and the noodle-filled pancakes have almost no flavor without dipping sauces.
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Hotel Chantelle is where you go when it's your 21st birthday and you need to dance because your internship is totally stressing you out.
Katz’s Deli isn’t just a Classic NYC Establishment, it’s a landmark that deserves government funding at this point.
The Fat Radish
The Fat Radish is a casual American spot on the Lower East Side that hasn’t changed much since it opened in 2010, and that’s a good thing.
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Jiang Diner is a casual East Village spot that specializes in Northwestern Chinese food.
The Market is a coffee shop in Clinton Hill where you can grab a quick rice bowl and watch someone make dumplings from scratch.
Nom Wah Tea Parlor
Nom Wah Tea Parlor is very simply an excellent place to eat some good dim sum and have a little fun. There’s a reason they’ve been around since 1920.
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Mimi Cheng’s is a spiffed up version of the dumpling experience in the East Village. It’s the Silicon Alley startup of dumplings.
Dim Sum Go Go
For convenient Chinatown dim sum that’s open all day, Dim Sum Go Go can be your go-to.
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