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.
A must do if you are visiting New York City. Bring your date to enjoy a fantastic comedy show at night. Comedy Cellar is a nice place for stand up comedy every day with amazing atmosphere, quality seatings, and tasty food. Talented Comedians won’t let you disappointed. Visit and you will definitely be entertained.
Click here to make a reservation or know more about its comedy classes
PRICE: Monday to Thursday: $12-$14
Friday to Sunday: $20-$24
HOURS: Everyday 11:00 a.m.-3:00 a.m.
LOCATION: 1267, 117 Macdougal St, New York, NY 10012
169 Bar has a history of 102 years now but still keeps funky and fantastic. Bring your date to enjoy great music of Soul, Jazz, and Funk. Try the tasty dumplings and buttery shrimp. Check 169 bar for more info.
TIP: $3 for a beer and a shot $5 for 4 quantities of Oyster in happy hour
Price: Around $5 for a beer, $7 for a wine and $8 for a cocktail
Maribelle’s in SOHO is a romantic cozy European style chocolate house. They sell high end chocolates and beautiful gift sets. Don’t let this intimidate you. Head to the back and ask for a table. Order a hot chocolate and sip the decadence as you converse with your date. The beautifully styled cafe will dazzle your eyes and the thick non-dairy hot chocolate will make your taste buds dance.
TIP: Try the spicy hot chocolate if you are adventurous, or I recommend the Aztec for a less daring palate.
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.