Chinatown’s Great N.Y. Noodletown lives up to its billing in so many ways. The brightly lit hole-in-the-wall is authentic, has quick service, features countless filling noodle options and stays open from 9am to 4am. What’s more, it’s cheap, so it makes little matter that it’s cash only. Enjoy beef chow fun with flat rice noodles, big strips of beef and lots of flavor and texture. Hong Kong–style lo mein with ginger and scallions is totally delicious and inspired David Chang to use it as the mother sauce at Momofuku Noodle Bar.