Banh Mi Saigon has long been our go-to for a banh mi in the Chinatown/Little Italy area. The sandwich shop is located in the back of a jewelry store on Grand Street, so walk past the cases of necklaces to place your order, and make sure to bring cash (they don't take cards). The sandwiches are massive and fully reliable for lunch. We like the one with Vietnamese ham and pate more than the classic barbecue pork. If you're someone who likes heat, ask for it hot, and they'll hit you with jalapeños, not just an extra squirt of Sriracha.
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Lam Zhou Handmade Noodle
The noodles are good, but the real reason you go to this tiny Chinatown spot is for some of the best dumplings in the city.
Dim Sum Go Go
For convenient Chinatown dim sum that’s open all day, Dim Sum Go Go can be your go-to.
Shu Jiao Fu Zhou Cuisine
Skip nearby Vanessa's Dumplings in favor of the superior Shu Jiao Fu Zhou when you're looking for excellent, cheap Chinatown dumplings.
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A restaurant that only serves bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches. No, this is not a joke. BEC is real, and it's here to cure your hangover.
Faicco’s Italian Specialities
Faicco’s is an incredible Italian deli that’s been open since 1900, and their chicken cutlet sandwich is unbeatable.
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Nha Trang One
On a block of Vietnamese places on Baxter Street in Chinatown, Nha Trang is our favorite for pho.
Di An Di
Di An Di is an excellent Vietnamese restaurant in Greenpoint. Go there for your next date night, group dinner, or solo meal at the bar. Just go there.
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