Along with a miniature Statue Of Liberty replica and a beer on the ferry after work, the best way to spend $10 in FiDi is lunch at Xi’an Famous Foods. Get two spicy cumin lamb burgers, or the intensely spicy hand-ripped noodles, and sit at a counter seat along the wall or eat in Zuccotti Park a block away.
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The Shake Shack in FiDi might as well be Goldman Sachs’ company cafeteria because it’s essentially right next door and full of suits eating burgers.
10 Corso Como
10 Corso Como is a big Italian restaurant at the Seaport with a memorable space and much less memorable food.
Fraunces Tavern in FiDi is one of the oldest bars in America, and it’s still going strong with a big whiskey selection and live music on weekends.
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Lao Bei Fang
Lao Bei Fang is a cash-only Chinese spot in Elmhurst that serves particularly massive dumplings.
Lucky Pickle Dumpling Co.
Lucky Pickle Dumpling Co. is a fast-casual Chinese spot on the Upper West Side.
For great soup dumplings in a fast casual setting in Downtown Brooklyn, get Yaso Tangbao on your radar.
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Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodles
Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodles serves, yep you guessed it - hand-pulled noodles, in Chinatown.
Momofuku Noodle Bar
Momofuku Noodle Bar 2.0 (in the Time Warner Center) still has a downtown feel, and the food is really good.
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