Tag Archives: Chinatown

Cheap Grub, Free App

Not only is Chinatown the cheapest place in the city to grab a bite to eat, now you can explore NYC’s coolest neighborhood with the help of a free app. That’s right, get Chinatown Chow Down on iTunes for less than the cost of 6 dumplings — 100% Free! You’re welcome.

Video: Bites of the Big Apple Explores C-Town

The brand new site Bites of the Big Apple spends the day exploring Chinatown with the help of Untapped Cities and Chinatown Chow Down as their eating guide.

Chow Down at Chinatown Restaurant Week

Attention Chinatown lovers! From March 9-18, you can experience an incredible deal at 17 restaurants in our favorite neighborhood at the first ever Chinatown Restaurant Week. For a special price of $18.88, you can chow down on a 3-course dinner to remember at all of the participating venues. For more information, check out this great post from the Village Voice that has a list of all the dining options and follow Chinatown Restaurant week on Twitter and Facebook.

Bonus radio clip: Chinatown Chow Down on FM News New York 101.9!

Dig It: A New App For Urban Explorers

The stream of city app guide just keeps on flowing. And that’s a good thing, especially in a city like New York. There’s no way you can keep up with all the amazing places, events, and happenings around this gigantic town. So it’s time to add a new member to the list: UrbanDig. This app partners with local curators to create cool itineraries around drinking, eating, and exploring. The folks behind UrbanDig contacted Chinatown Chow Down and asked us to create a snack tour of the neighborhood. We were more than happy to oblige. UrbanDig users will get a small taste of the Chow Down, and we’ll get our cool logo out in front of a few more savvy travelers. Oh yeah, did we mention UrbanDig is 100% free? Go ahead and download it. You’ll find some new insights into New York as well their other cities San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Vancouver with even more locations coming soon.

Exploring the Street Eats of Chinatown

Street food is an essential part of New York City life. From a cheap hot dog on the run to a scoop of artisanal ice cream, there’s a huge range of grub served on the sidewalks of the city. Chinatown is no different. However, it’s hard to find information on all the great spots, so that’s why we included plenty of food carts in the app with locations, hours, and quirky details to help you track them down. Check out a few photos of some of our favorite vendors and of our favorite street foods. And if you find any Chinatown street eats we missed, drop us a line and we’ll add them to version 2 of the app.

Frying up chicken at Shing's Food Shop.