Cheap eats New York: Where I found the BEST, super affordable roast pork, BBQ
Hello again from New York! All right – here’s the lowdown. Living here in New York can be expensive (especially for folks like us who want to discover a lot of things here in the Big Apple all at once!) but that doesn’t mean there aren’t cheap, great places to get absolutely delicious food from.
Cheap eats in New York is real, people! Hallelujah!
Just recently, I found the best char siu (Cantonese-style sweet barbecued meat) shop in Chinatown Manhattan New York that sells the BEST roast pork, roast chicken, roast duck, barbecue pork etc. Wah Fung NYC is a tourist favorite but is definitely not a tourist trap. Wah Fung New York sells el cheapo food without compromising quality.
Located in Chinatown Manhattan (just so you know – there are Chinatowns in New York: one in Flushing, one in Manhattan and another one in Brooklyn), Wah Fung #1 Fast Food is THE place to go to for affordable yet delicious barbecue. AND – if I may add – generous servings for the cheapest prices.
For only $3.75, you get roast chicken, side veggies and white rice. They call it “small” but trust me, they pack that meal so good it’s already enough to fill you up. During my visit, however, I got two “regular” orders – one roast chicken and one roast pork. Each cost $5.00. As you can see in my video, the portions were so generous that I basically spread out the food for 3 separate meals LOL.
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Can you see why Wah Fung is a favorite of a lot of foodies?
Expect to see a queue when you get there (thankfully, the queue when I got there was only a short one). You can’t eat in so if you want to enjoy the food while it’s still warm, you can head to the park across Wah Fung (Sara Roosevelt Park) and eat there.
Wah Fung may look like a tiny hole in the wall but I can safely say it’s one of the best food spots in the entire New York City. The roast pork, duck or chicken may be fatty, oily, greasy for some but OMG that is exactly why it’s sooo good! 🙂
79 Chrystie Street
New York, NY 10002
Takeout only. This is near the Chrystie parking lot. Nearest subway stop is Grand Street Station (B, D)