Boxes of fruit and vegetables get trucked in to groceries on self-propelled dollies.
Fish on ice
Workers outside a restaurant and bakery
Shopping for fish
These round, hollow chives are good for stir fries. The flatter versions have a more pronounced garlic stink that makes them interesting companions on your subway ride.
Mulberry Street vendors
Produce vendors line Mulberry Street below Canal.
A tropical fruit with a flavor similar to lychee, though a little less juicy.
Dispatched to order.
Manhattan bridge vendors
A long line of shoppers forms for the produce vendors under the Manhattan bridge.
Sticky rice vendor
Pretty enough to use as home decor.
Just one of the many medicinal herbs and rhyzomes sold in markets.
Old ladies shell and hawk gingko nuts from curbs. The foul-smelling nuts are pretty tasty once you cook them right.
Chinese sausages, characterized by a firm texture, high fat content, and intense sweetness, hang from many markets.
Available by the pound.
Fried chicken and dumplings
For a couple of bucks—with plenty of hot sauce—you have lunch.
Rice roll vendor
Small carts selling freshly steamed rice rolls dot the streets of Chinatown. A rice flour batter is ladled into a steamer tray and cooked until just set. The noodle is then rolled up and topped with ground pork, scallions, hot sauces, and the like.
The rice roll is steamed into a giant lasagna-like noodle.
Fried food on sticks
From an all-fried vendor on Canal Street.
On cold days, steam fogs up kitchen windows.