While many flock to Manhattan’s Chinatown searching for the best dumplings and dim sum, a true contender lies in Brooklyn. Home to one of the largest East Asian communities in the borough, Sunset Park is a lesser-known gem full of history and great food. Many Chinese families began settling in the area during a 1980s immigration boom, turning it into the vibrant, family-oriented community it is today. Eighth Avenue, in particular, is a lively destination. Once a quiet stretch of land, it has become a symphony of fresh fruit vendors, herbal tea shops, seafood markets and rice noodle carts. Start your trip on 41st Street and head south—you’ll catch a great view of the Verrazzano bridge—and come extra hungry.