Along with a miniature Statue Of Liberty replica and a beer on the ferry after work, the best way to spend $10 in FiDi is lunch at Xi’an Famous Foods. Get two spicy cumin lamb burgers, or the intensely spicy hand-ripped noodles, and sit at a counter seat along the wall or eat in Zuccotti Park a block away.
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Once you get past the prices, the burgers at Zaitzeff are pretty damn enjoyable. While it's not our favorite spot, you could certainly do worse for yourself in the Financial District.
Hole In The Wall
Hole in the Wall is an Australian cafe in the Financial District where you can eat attractive food in an attractive space.
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Macao Trading Co.
"Look for the red lantern," instructs the Macao Trading Co. website. This is how you will know you have reached your destination - the Portuguese colony of Macao circa 1952, "a fugitive's heaven from which there is no turning back." Awesome. We're apparently having dinner at Universal Studios tonight.
Chubby Princess is a counter-service Chinese spot in FiDi from the people behind MáLà Project.
Szechuan House is a Szechuan restaurant in Flushing that’s been around since the 1980s.
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Mission Chinese Food
The Lower East Side location of Mission Chinese used to be a party. Now it feels like one that ended a while ago.
Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodles
Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodles serves, yep you guessed it - hand-pulled noodles, in Chinatown.
Momofuku Noodle Bar
Momofuku Noodle Bar 2.0 (in the Time Warner Center) still has a downtown feel, and the food is really good.
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