Chinatown Ice Cream Factory

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One of the reasons Chinatown is so popular with tourists and New Yorkers is all kings of cheapand delicious food. Chinatown Ice Cream Factory is one of the oldest shops since it has been serving up homemade ice cream for over 30 years. However, it still keeps energetic and popular because of its delicious ice cream.

Bring your date to make your own ice creams by choosing from 16 regular flavors and 15 exotic flavors. Its ice cream cake is also undeniably delicious. And you can take a picture with the cute cartoon character, a dragon eating ice cream to post on Instagram.

TIP: Cash only

PRICE: 1 scoop $5.75, 2 scoops $7.75, 3 scoops $9.75

HOURS: Everyday 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

LOCATION: 63 65 Bayard Street, New York, NY 10013

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Vanessa’s Dumplings

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Fried dumpling is a kind of unique traditional snacks in the northern part of China. The golden color and the crispy flavor make it one of the most popular food in China. In Vanessa’s Dumpling House, you and your date can taste authentical Chinese fried dumplings and other mouthwatering food like sesame pancake sandwiches and noodles with a really reasonable price.

Click here to explore the menu.

TIP: Cash only

PRICE: About $7 per person

HOURS: Monday to Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Sunday 10:30 a.m. -10:00 p.m.

LOCATION: 118 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002

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Chinatown buns

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Shanghai Asia Manor

If you are in the mood for some delicious buns (and who doesn’t like nice buns?)look no further.  Shanghai Asian Mannor.  The steamed buns are divine, but don’t neglect the pan fried pork dumplings.  Those puppies are also quite satisfying.  Its a bit off the beaten path, but they know how to steam a bun!

Bring your date in for the best buns Chinatown.

PRICE:   $9 each person

TIP: cash only

More info on Shanghai Asian Manor

HOURS:       Daily from  11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

LOCATION:        21 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

(212)766-6311

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Best Soup Dumplings in NYC

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Joe’s Shanghai

A bit off the beaten path in Chinatown lies a secret gem—the best soup dumplings in NYC.  Take your date inside and eat at the large round family style tables.  Order the pork soup dumplings and explore a new fun food together.  They serve delicious dumplings full of soup and a meatball.  They have food there as well but I recommend coming in for 2 orders of the soup dumplings and complimentary tea.

You are your date will have a great time and can explore Chinatown together.  Try a piece of exotic fruit from a vendor or go in a shop and buy some Chinese candies.

Price: $6.75 for the pork soup dumplings

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TIP: cash only.  Also they are hot so don’t burn your tongue on the hot soup inside your dumpling.

Open Daily from 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

10 Pell St     New York, NY Shanghai dishes, soup dumplings, best restaurants in Chinatown NYC in thrillist.com and gothamist.com ; late-night food

(212)233-8888

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