A Chinatown staple for vegetarian Buddhist cuisine, this Kosher restaurant is a popular Christmas Day hangout for Jewish New Yorkers who do not celebrate the holiday. Load up on vegan sesame chicken, faux-shrimp dumplings and fried taro duck for a holiday feast unlike any other.
The holiday spirit (or your relatives) may try to keep you cooped up on Christmas Day, but whether you’re determined to get out of the house or just couldn’t care less about Christmas, make sure to take advantage of the city on December 25. Perhaps the quietest and least crowded day of the year in the city that never takes a break, pop into a late night bar, an ice-skating rink or one of the many restaurants serving Christmas dinner (or regular dinner) on Christmas Day.
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