Wah Fung No. 1


NYC on a budget highlights budget-friendly attractions, activities and food places worth checking out. What’s your favorite spot in Chinatown?


Chinatown is known for having an abundance of great places to eat at an unbelievably low price point. One of my favorite stops is Wah Fung No. 1 on Chrystie St. just off Hester. The menu is limited to roast duck, pork, or chicken served over rice with a side of cabbage, but what they lack in variety they make up for in flavor. Don’t be surprised if there is a line out the door when you arrive, but don’t worry, the guys inside keep it moving quickly. While there isn’t seating in the restaurant they are located across from a park with plenty of benches to sit and enjoy your meal on a nice day.


Recommendations: Everything I have tried has been absolutely delicious, but the hands-down best deal is the pork, or chicken, over rice special. For $4.25 you get a generous amount of perfectly roasted pork or chicken over steamed rice and cabbage topped with sauce.

Cost: Everything on the menu is under $10 with most items being around $6 making for a super affordable and delicious option.

Where: 79 Chrystie St, New York, NY 10002 (right off Hester)

Hours: 9 am- 7 pm

How to get there: Take the B or D to Grand St or the F to East Broadway (a 35 minute subway ride from Our Place)