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You’ve dined on dim sum, frolicked through fish markets, and bartered at sidewalk businesses – so what’s next? Experience New York City’s Chinatown in a brand new light at these off-the-beaten-path places. From designer duds on the down-low to Asia’s funkiest fruit, you won’t want to miss these unconventional Chinatown offerings.
Inside an inconspicuous office building hides what may be the best desserts in Chinatown. One of many bakeries in the area, Kam Hing Coffee Shop stands out for its signature dish: velvety, cloud-like sponge cakes. Low prices, consistency, and delicious flavors such as pumpkin spice, green tea, and chocolate chip, make this hole-in-the-wall popular with in-the-know eaters.
Enjoy a peek at New York City’s past at the Doyers Street tunnel, the one-time escape route for people fleeing Chinatown gangs during the 1800s. The tunnel’s razor-sharp curves that enabled rival gangs to surprise each other, earning Doyers Street its reputation as ‘the bloody angle’ – it’s entirely innocuous yet still, somehow, exciting.