The perfect snack in this bloody cold weather is the pork soup dumplings at Grand Sichuan. Since you aren't always in Chinatown or Flushing then these juicy babies will hold you over. Although please note they are NOT as good as the Grand Sichuan ones on 9th Ave, same name restaurant, same umbrella company but food is not the same. I'm thinking maybe one family runs a few of them and another runs the rest. Either way this spot is literally underneath my new apartment which makes it a great spot to stop in whenever the dumpling craving strikes.
23 Saint Marks Place
New York, NY