Best Mooncakes in NYC (and beyond)?

(Feature image from CNN)

Moon Cake Festival, or more correctly known as Mid-Autumn Festival is on the 27th September this year

Elderly Chinese grandparents would tell you it’s a time for gazing at the moon and celebrating Autumn harvest… but who are we kidding? It’s all about the Moon Cake!

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Here are top spots in NYC to pick your Moon Cakes to celebrate and ring in Autumn… thankfully, no pumpkin, no cinnamon and definitely no strange combinations here – just authentic Moon Cakes from bakery to table.

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LUNG MOON BAKERY

If you’re in Chinatown, head straight to Lung Moon Bakery

Don’t forget to pick up a dozen egg tarts on your way out… just because

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Lung Moon Bakery

81 Mulberry St
New York, NY 10013

Phone number(212) 349-4945

A few blocks down from Lung Moon Bakery is another cult favourite, even if it’s located in Little Italy and not Chinatown. Peanut-filled mochi balls are worth seeking out, and is a great spot for a super cheap and quick breakfast in NYC

Chiu Hong Bakery

161 Mott St
New York, NY 10013

b/t Grand St & Broome St
Little Italy

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Everyone knows Taipan Bakery – but did you know they also have MoonCakes on offer?

It’s a run-of-the-mill Chinese bakery, but it’s definitely a quick stop for emergency Mooncake shoppers

Taipan Bakery

194 Canal St
New York, NY 10013

b/t Walker St & Mulberry St
Chinatown

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