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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Lil’ Gem is a Lebanese restaurant in the Lower East Side where you can meet a friend while feeling like you haven’t left your couch.
Russ & Daughters Cafe
Russ & Daughters has finally expanded, after 100 years in business. Now you can sit down in a comfy booth while you enjoy your lox, and it’s glorious.
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Lao Bei Fang
Lao Bei Fang is a cash-only Chinese spot in Elmhurst that serves particularly massive dumplings.
Very Fresh Noodles
Very Fresh Noodles is a great spot for Chinese hand-pulled noodles in Chelsea Market.
Hunan Delight is a Chinese restaurant in Park Slope with lunch specials and outdoor seating.
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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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