Canal Street NYC: Bargain Shopping, Dining, and Dim Sum

If bargain shopping and dim sum sound appealing to you, then a trip to Canal Street in Chinatown is in order. Bordering Tribeca to the north and SoHo to the south, Canal Street runs right through Chinatown and Little Italy. A bit overwhelming to tourists and locals alike, Canal Street's allure is the knock-off goods you will find at a fraction of the price. From designer handbags and jewelry to perfumes and accessories, the crowded sidewalks along Canal Street are continually abuzz with merchants trying to lure you to their kiosk to get the best deals in NYC. Check out the Canal Street Market, which offers a variety of retailers and foods under one roof. In between the shops, Chinese markets, and fruit stands, you will also find authentic Chinese eateries with the best dim sum and dumplings in the country.