It's not every restaurant that can cross the nation without losing something along the way. But this proved to be a good summer for cult favorite West Coast Asian restaurants landing in New York. Our expectations were high for Mission Chinese Food, but after repeated visits—and we've done the walk over to Orchard and Rivington quite a few times by now—we've been delighted again and again.
Mission Chinese Food
The only thing missing from Mission Chinese Food's branch on the Lower East Side was a cocktail list. Until now. The new Mission Chinese cocktail menu has nine different concoctions served in big plastic cups and priced at $12 apiece, with 75¢ being donated to charity. For recipe inspiration, they looked towards traditional Chinese medicine.
There's no end to great places to eat near NYU, which covers several of the city's best eating neighborhoods. New to town, broke, and hungry? Take a peep for some can't-miss bites to get you through class.
The Buffalo chicken wing is a thing of American beauty, and if you're looking for it in this city, we have you covered. But we get it: there's more than one way to sauce a bird. If it's fish sauce, toasted chilies, cumin, barbecue smoke, or fried garlic you crave in your next batch of wings, consider this handful of wing wonders.
Bowien stretches biang biang mien-style noodles. [Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt] My friends in San Francisco like to point out all the advantages their fair city has over mine. The pleasant weather, the superior produce, the three-hour time advantage, the...
There's never been a better time to eat Chinese food in New York, and here's our comprehensive-but-selective guide to it all: the good, the great, and the decent, all to help you find the best Chinese food across the boroughs.