My Favorite Date Spot (in honor of Valentine’s Day)

A few years ago, one of my favorite people introduced me to Wo Hop (17 Mott Street, downstairs, go NOW).  Lucky for me, we still go there.  It’s a hole in the wall Chinese restaurant that’s been a favorite of locals and tourists alike for more than 30 years.  I know some awesome folks who’ve been going there since the 70s…and let’s be real, lower Manhattan in the 70s was not such a great place to be, so it’d have to be reallllllly delicious to make that trek, no?

Anyhow, Wo Hop is incredible, and it’s SUCH a fun place to go on a date, be it your first or your thousandth.  If you go on a Friday or Saturday, or really any day when it’s decent out, expect a line coming out of the ground, but trust me, stay and wait!  When you get seated, I need you to order the wonton soup.  I promise you, it is the best wonton soup you will ever have.

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The crunchy noodles are optional, but they’re pretty good too.  The wonton soup is NOT optional. SO GOOD.  According to my favorite, Wo Hop is a “noodle place” so he always get’s lo mein.  It’s pretty good, but I like to get a little bit of vegetables in my meal, so I often go with the chicken with broccoli.  The broccoli is always fresh and just cooked enough.
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Luckily, the portions at Wo Hop are ginormous, so you can share dishes with YOUR favorite person.  (Honestly, it’s technically all family style…except for the wonton soup, DO NOT SHARE, get your own.)  When all is said and done, I guarantee you’ll be so full and happy, if you weren’t love in the way in, you’ll be in love on the way out ;)~
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How could I not love a restaurant that sends me home with this message?
Happy Valentine’s Day!!

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I'm Aubrie - nonprofit professional / triathlete / adventurer / blogger / currently on a frugal design journey as a new homeowner. Irreverent with good intentions.

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