Time Out Recommends Chelsea for Crullers, Chinese and more
We’re far from alone in our love for all things Chelsea: Time Out has three of the neighborhood’s delectable places on its “Best in the city” lists.
At Sullivan: “The showstopper is the airy bomboloni, a gem at $3.50, filled with super-light vanilla-bean custard, flecked with lemon zest and sprinkled with powdered sugar” while they recommend the Cruller at the 24-hr Donut Pub, which also has: “Palm-size apple fritters, honey-dipped yeast doughnuts and Boston creams lacquered with chocolate icing are on offer any time of day or night”.
Craving more spicy than savory? Time Out selected the area’s “Grand Sichuan” as one of NYC’s “Best Chinese Restaurants”
“Zhang brought real-deal Szechuan food to Chelsea when he opened a branch there in 1998. His menu passionately describes the history and cooking process behind each dish, providing diners a comprehensive primer on the feast to come. Start with a sinus-clearing bowl of dandan noodles, loaded with dried peppercorns, or opt for the addictive gui zhou chicken, which combines dry-fried hot chilies and tongue-tingling Szechuan peppercorns, without a drop of gloopy sauce. If you’re looking for something milder, order a basket of eight succulent pork soup dumplings.”
If you need a dose of extreme heat to battle the winter cold, there’s the braised slice beef with chili sauce which comes with Time Out’s warning: “This inferno-on-a-plate is not for the faint of heart.”