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The Best Non- Chinese Restaurants in Chinatown, New York City

Chinatown is truly a great place for a foodie. We have blogged about the best Chinese restaurants in Chinatown a few times already but perhaps you are in the Chinatown area and you are looking for something aside from Chinese or similarly Vietnamese or Thai foods. You may be surprised to find that there are a lot of other options and there are a lot of great non- Chinese, non- Asian restaurants. With that in mind, here are the best non- Chinese restaurants in Chinatown, New York City.

Pulqueria – 11 Doyers St
There is a hip Mexican bar and restaurant with an underground and secretive feel about it on Doyers Street aka the Bloody Angle (which has a fascinating history). Pulqueria is a popular night spot and they make some of the best tacos in New York City.

Forlini’s – 93 Baxter St
There are a lot of restaurants on Baxter Street between Bayard and Canal Street. Just on the outskirts of Little Italy on Baxter Street, there is Forlini’s. Forlini’s makes classic Italian dishes like chicken parmesan and linguine with white clam sauce that just hits the spot.

Breakroom Burgers & Tacos – 83 Baxter St
On Baxter Street, there is also Breakroom Burgers & Tacos. It is the perfect lunch spot and it is a great place to pick up a delicious, juicy burger in Chinatown.

The Whiskey Tavern – 79 Baxter St
Down the block from Forlini’s and Breakroom Burgers & Tacos, there is The Whiskey Tavern. It is a popular, no frills bar that has also a good menu with some unusual items like fried pickles. It is always packed and buzzing with excitement.

Dimes – 49 Canal St
Dimes recently moved to a new larger location and yet it is still always crowded. From their breakfast sandwiches to their yummy salads, it is the go to spot for a tasty and healthy breakfast, lunch and/ or dinner.

Pies ‘n’ Thighs – 43 Canal St
If Dimes is not what you are looking for, close by there is our go to place for classic American comfort foods. Pies ‘n’ Thighs has awesome pies, fried chicken and doughnuts. All are a must try if you haven’t already!

Pies 'n' Thighs Chicken & Waffles