Congee Village

Restaurants , Chinese Lower East Side
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Photograph: Hannah Mattix
Congee Village
Photograph: Hannah Mattix
Congee Village
Photograph: Hannah Mattix
Congee Village
Photograph: Michael Kirby
Congee Village

Even though it boasts an extensive menu of Chinese favorites served family-style, the namesake rice porridge, a Cantonese specialty strewn with the likes of squid, veggies or sliced pork, is the real reason to eat here. As kids slurp up tasty spoonfuls, they'll be equally charmed by the festive decor (Polynesian bamboo on Allen Street, and more-traditional Chinese style on the Bowery).

Venue name: Congee Village
Address: 100 Allen St
New York
Cross street: between Broome and Delancey Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Wed, Sat, Sun 10:30am–midnight; Thu, Fri 10:30am–2am
Transport: Subway: F to Delancey St; J, M, Z to Delancey–Essex Sts
Price: Average main course: $15. AmEx, MC, V
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