NYC Foodie Link Roundup: The Fascinating History of New York City’s Chinatown & More!
This month’s NYC Foodie Link Roundup looks at the fascinating history of New York City’s Chinatown, the history of Chinese cuisine and more! Of course we will also have tons of suggestions for good places to eat and tons of suggestions for fun things to do in New York City. Let’s get right to it!
How Chinatown’s Oldest Dim Sum Spot Keeps Pork Buns Coming Every Day
When you dine at the Nom Wah Tea Parlor, you can tell it is full of history and interesting stories. It is still our favorite dim sum spot in Chinatown. Be sure to try their egg rolls too!
Lo Mein Loophole: How US Immigration Law Fueled A Chinese Restaurant Boom
This is a very interesting read about the numerous obstacles Chinese immigrants faced and how they worked around them. Their hardships help sculpt what we know as Chinese cuisine in the United States today.
69 Bayard Replacement ‘Wing Kee’ Tries to Keep the Cheap Eats Dream Alive
We are so happy that 69 Bayard Restaurant “re-opened” so quickly. 69 Bayard Restaurant was a neighborhood favorite that seemed to be busy at all hours of the day. When news that the restaurant would close spread, it received outpouring support from the neighborhood and from visitors around the city. The new Wing Kee seems to have a lot of the same staff and a lot of the same charm.
Oldest Restaurants in New York City
It is interesting to see how many of the oldest restaurants in New York City are in Lower Manhattan. You can find Lombardi’s and Nom Wah Tea Parlor in Little Italy and Chinatown respectively along with Bridge Cafe, Katz’s Delicatessen, Yonah Schimmel Knishery and Russ & Daughters are all within walking distance of one another.
Iconic NYC Foods Everyone Should Try
From pastrami sandwiches to black and white cookies, there are several foods that are rooted in New York City history and there are several foods that have earned a reputation of excellence after all these years. Be sure to also take a look at our list of iconic dishes that you have to try!
111 Things To Do With The Kids In NYC
Finally whether you are looking to plan a weeklong vacation or just a quick day trip, we leave you this month with a ton of great ideas for fun things to do with children in New York City. This is an invaluable resource!