Chinatown is one of the oldest and coolest neighborhoods in Manhattan. With so many different shops and restaurants, time really flies when you’re there. Between the fish markets, fresh produce, and let’s not forget the knockoffs (PSA: Don’t buy the knockoffs! They’re not real.). Chinatown offers it all.
We started our journey (with my sous chef, Sigail Currie, also a fashion model!) on Mott Street and Hester. Our first stop was the Hong Kong Fish Market for Dungeness Crabs! Before we made it to the Hong Kong Fish Market, we watched how people haggled prices with the street vendors. It was really a sight to see! You will definitely experience the old New York City when you visit Chinatown.
In Chinatown, you can really find anything! While walking around, we noticed all of the fresh vegetables and the vibrant exotic fruits for sale.
Lets just say, if you have some time to spare and some cash on you (because no one takes credit cards in Chinatown, except Hong Kong Fish Market), Chinatown is the place for you.
There are mini-day spas, all types of Asian cuisine that you can indulge, shopping galore, and little jewelry shops right above Canal Street. The only negative is the smell of fish that hits you the moment you’re in the heart of Chinatown, but besides that, go out and explore the neighborhood.
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