in pictures: culinary delights on the streets of new york city's chinatown

One of the best things about visiting a big city is the sheer amount of culture. Yes, it's a cliché, but places like New York truly are melting pots. Melting pots of beautiful traditions, culinary finds, and experiences that make you feel like you've traveled to another continent. New York City's Chinatown area is no exception.

Peruse the gallery, below, and take a little {albeit tasty} trip of your own.

 A curious kitten waits for a passerby to sneak him a treat in NYC's Chinatown - Global Dish - Stephanie Arsenault

A curious kitten waits for a passerby to sneak him a treat in NYC's Chinatown - Global Dish - Stephanie Arsenault

 Inky, fresh finds in NYC's Chinatown - Global Dish - Stephanie Arsenault

Inky, fresh finds in NYC's Chinatown - Global Dish - Stephanie Arsenault

 Delicious bundles in NYC's Chinatown - Global Dish - Stephanie Arsenault

Delicious bundles in NYC's Chinatown - Global Dish - Stephanie Arsenault

 Fresh oysters for sale by the pound in NYC's Chinatown - Global Dish - Stephanie Arsenault

Fresh oysters for sale by the pound in NYC's Chinatown - Global Dish - Stephanie Arsenault

 Fresh fish in NYC's Chinatown - Global Dish - Stephanie Arsenault

Fresh fish in NYC's Chinatown - Global Dish - Stephanie Arsenault

 Seafood selection in NYC's Chinatown - Global Dish - Stephanie Arsenault

Seafood selection in NYC's Chinatown - Global Dish - Stephanie Arsenault

 Fish heads for sale in NYC's Chinatown - Global Dish - Stephanie Arsenault

Fish heads for sale in NYC's Chinatown - Global Dish - Stephanie Arsenault

 Itty bitty bites in NYC's Chinatown - Global Dish - Stephanie Arsenault

Itty bitty bites in NYC's Chinatown - Global Dish - Stephanie Arsenault

 Produce stand in NYC's Chinatown - Global Dish - Stephanie Arsenault

Produce stand in NYC's Chinatown - Global Dish - Stephanie Arsenault

 Crispy BBQ duck in NYC's Chinatown - Global Dish - Stephanie Arsenault

Crispy BBQ duck in NYC's Chinatown - Global Dish - Stephanie Arsenault

 Lineups at a street market in NYC's Chinatown - Global Dish - Stephanie Arsenault

Lineups at a street market in NYC's Chinatown - Global Dish - Stephanie Arsenault

 Lone fish in NYC's Chinatown - Global Dish - Stephanie Arsenault

Lone fish in NYC's Chinatown - Global Dish - Stephanie Arsenault

 Live seafood for sale in NYC's Chinatown - Global Dish - Stephanie Arsenault

Live seafood for sale in NYC's Chinatown - Global Dish - Stephanie Arsenault

 "Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodles" in NYC's Chinatown - Global Dish - Stephanie Arsenault

"Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodles" in NYC's Chinatown - Global Dish - Stephanie Arsenault