38. Super Taste
26 Eldridge St., nr. Canal St. 212-625-1198
In northern China, hand-pulled noodles are a common streetside snack, but they’ve yet to penetrate New York foodie brains. Order No. 2 on the menu—noodles in spicy beef broth, $4—and feel your consciousness rise, along with your body temperature.
39. Cup & Saucer
89 Canal St., nr. Eldridge St. 212-925-3298
This is the kind of ancient lunch counter that restaurateurs spend millions to re-create.