When friends and acquaintances find out that I was born and raised in Manhattan’s Chinatown and that I still live here, they always ask, “What would you recommend in Chinatown?” (First, always, to not block the sidewalk, as Chinatown streets are busy and narrow!) As a local, I waver on giving my actual recommendation, for fear of people packing my favorite hole-in-the-wall. But there are too many good things in Chinatown for me to keep my favorite places a secret. This guide to NYC’s Chinatown includes insider tips for visiting Chinatown, must-knows, and my favorite places to eat in Chinatown.…
About Annie Tan
Annie Tan is a native New Yorker, proud Chinatown resident, special education teacher, storyteller and writer. Annie has been featured in the New York Times, Edutopia, the Huffington Post, and the Moth Radio Hour on NPR. You can find Annie on Twitter and Instagram at @annietangent.