Address: 69 Clinton St. (between Stanton & Rivington St.)
Best Bet: Chive Pork Dumplings ($1)
Prosperity Dumpling, your business model is baffling. You turn out the kind of super-moist-on-the-inside, thick-n-crispy-on-the-outside pork dumplings that inspire serious cravings by the quad, all for a single dollar. You can even cop a bag of 50 frozen dumplings, ready to be thawed when the craving strikes, for just $10 (that's 20 freaking cents a dumpling!) How do you profit from this, C&C, let alone prosper?
We may never understand the logistics of your dumpling game, but honestly, we don't care, just as long as you don't stop anytime soon. Your dumplings are the ideal drunken snack (although, just as fine an option if you're stone cold sober), and your pork buns ($1) and sesame pancakes, sandwich-like and stuffed with beef ($1.75) are pure, slightly greasy satisfaction.
Our advice for first time C & C-ers? Don't be put off by the line, it'll move fast, and any waiting will be well worth it when you leave with a full stomach (and wallet). And if you can't snag one of the half dozen stools inside, don't sweat it: Use it as an excuse to do some impromptu al fresco noshing and take your snack to the streets.