Chinatown – Queens – New York Food Court

New York Food Court was one of our first food court experiences. This is on Roosevelt Avenue about 3 blocks from the Main Street subway stop for the 7 train. The food court has over 20 food stalls. We knew we wanted to try a variety of items, so we settled on a place that did things on a stick. Lanzhou Hand Pulled Noodles did a lot of really fun items besides noodles. Not only was there an amazing variety of items that were small and shareable, but almost every construction worker in the food court was ordering from this stall.… Read More

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Chinatown – Flushing, Queens

The largest of the Chinatowns in New York City is in Flushing, Queens, about 3 miles from LaGuardia airport. This Chinatown was started by mostly Mandarin Chinese speakers as an off-shoot of the Manhattan Chinatown, but has grown to be the most diverse of the Chinatowns. It is the largest Chinatown by size outside Asia and one of the largest and fastest-growing Chinatowns in the world. You can find people from every area of China here and the food they have brought with them. Many people in the stores and restaurants speak a large amount of English. As the area… Read More

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Chinatown – Manhattan – Zu Yuan Spa

Zu Yuan Spa (48 Mott – 2nd floor) I am a walking tour guide. I usually walk 5+ miles a day. I am up and down stairs constantly and leading people through some amazing sites in New York City. All that can take a toll on your feet. I have great shoes, but sometimes you just need a little TLC for your feet (or back, shoulders, body). Zu Yuan Spa gives foot massages. Not those cute little rub downs you might get with a pedicure, but real serious foot massages. The massage is very deep and they also do Reflexology.… Read More

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Chinatown – Manhattan – Hong Kong Supermarket

Hong Kong Supermarket (157 Hester Street) A supermarket? One of the coolest supermarkets in NYC. Need fresh fish? They have that. A unique sauce you haven’t been able to find for that Asian inspired recipe? They have that. Durian or Dragon Fruit? Of Course that is there!  Noodles, sauces, mushrooms for dinner? Find it in aisle… Hmmm, the organization of shelves is a bit odd for someone used to an American grocery, but the wander is very fun. You’ll eventually find it, just enjoy yourself while looking for it.  If it can be pickled, canned, pasted, it is there.  You… Read More

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