Beyond beef products across Manhattan trembled at the news of this vegan Szechuan spot opening a West Village location in March 2020. The original location in the East Village is one of our favorite plant-based restaurants in the city, and while this new spot serves the same great mapo tofu and dan dan noodles, there are also a few new dishes on its menu like spicy curry buns and fried dumplings stuffed with chives and Just Egg. Make sure to get an order of notably thin and crispy scallion pancakes too.
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In the mood for Chinese food tonight? Here are 44 options.
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Bell Book & Candle
This whole farm to table thing has gone too far. We’re putting our foot down on Bell Book & Candles’s urban “aeroponic roof-top” to table. The streets of NYC may glisten with fresh urine, but when it comes to fresh produce, let’s let actual farmers take care of that.
The Loyal is a slightly old-school American restaurant in the West Village from the chef behind Narcissa and Nix. It’s upscale, but not too uptight.
Despite being well known for Celebrity Sightings, it’s the food, Bar Pitti’s classic Italian dishes, that’s the real draw.
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Szechuan Mountain House 川山甲
Szechuan Mountain House is a fun Szechuan restaurant to bring a date or a friend on St. Marks Place in the East Village.
Peng’s Noodle Folk
At Peng’s, you can get a variety of noodle and rice dishes. It’s some of the best casual food on the Upper East Side, especially if you like ramen.
East Harbor Seafood Palace
East Harbor Seafood Palace is our favorite dim sum spot in Sunset Park. Bring a group, and anticipate a wait.
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All of the food at Dirt Candy is vegetarian, but you should come to this East Village tasting menu spot no matter how you feel about meat.
Hao Noodle & Tea
A Chinese restaurant in the West Village with awesome food but frequently very confused service.
The best modern dim sum restaurant in town now has a second location on the Upper West Side.
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