First, meet my guest costar this week, Tom Gambino, an artist living in Manhattan who was game to try some tasty food. Check out his work on Instagram under @tomgambinoart. Our first stop was:
1) Prince Street Pizza
The decor inside is elaborate and old fashioned. There is ornate woodwork, large paintings, and bizarre, mishmashed decorations. You can get a pitcher for $12 and split it with your friends, working out to $3/person. (Grand total for the day=$5). We took our beers outside because it was a nice day, and watched the enraged drivers attempting to navigate Little Italy scream at each other.
If you’ve never had a BBQ Pork bun, get to it. They’re delicious, squishy salty marvels. Admittedly, they do not photograph well. Also at $0.80 each, they’re barely going to register in your food budget. (Grand total for the day = $5.20)
You don’t have to eat anything here if you don’t want to, but it is a grocery store. This is an authentic asian market that is filled with interesting items that you cannot normally find in your average supermarket. They also have really cheap, fresh produce.
8) Prosperity Dumpling as seen on Foodspotting
Popular opinion suggests that these might be the best fried dumplings in Chinatown, we recommend the pork and chive 4 for $1 only adds another quarter to your food costs for the day when you split them with your friends. (Grand total is $7.89).
10) Coffee. We went to The Bean:
Let us know if you decide to take this food tour with your friends, and tell us what they thought of it!
This blog post was originally published on berkeleycollegeblog.com with more pictures and commentary!