It was a beautiful Saturday and I was craving some bubble tea. Unfortunately as any New Yorker knows, there is no way to get actual anything let alone bubble tea or dim sum in Chinatown without feeling like you opted out of the scanner at the airport. So this brings me to my decision to insist we ride the subway down to Sunset Park in Brooklyn for their much more laid back Chinatown.
One little known resource I love to use are the Time Out NY walks. Check out this link for the full list of dollar eats in Sunset Park’s Chinatown. My boyfriend is being difficult and not allowing me to post the very nice photos of him with his actual face in it so when you see him popping up mysteriously in my photos, have no fear I do not in fact have a stalker. Despite this however you may click here and follow along to his site of amazing graphics and such.
The bubble tea place was not on the list but for $2/$3 so worth the “splurge”. We kept on walking and hit up the chain bakery – Dragon Bay Bakery which I believe also has some stores in Manhattan’s Chinatown as well as Flushing. The biggest difference is that no one is trying to sell you anything, there are no crowds and the food is still cheap and delicious. Below are our $1 hot dog croissant and jasmine honey iced tea.
We continued along and stopped at a street meat cart which was by far the best decision that day:
A day of walking, bubble teas and a new phone case later, we moved along to Williamsburg where we walked around before finally capping off our day with a Brooklyn style hipster dinner.