Itching to find out about the newest businesses to open in Chinatown? From a vegan cafe to a nail salon, read on for the newest businesses to arrive in this area of New York City.
153D Centre St.
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Spring Cafe is a vegan and vegetarian spot, offering veggie burgers and more.
This new business serves up plant-based sandwiches, such as the hashbrown and cheese breakfast sandwich, crispy portobello burger and braised tofu bao bun. Be sure to check out the salads and smoothies, too.
With a five-star rating out of 24 reviews on Yelp, Spring Cafe has been getting positive attention.
Yelper Cynthia L., who reviewed Spring Cafe on June 15, wrote, “What a delightful little gem! Had the Hawaiian vegan burger combo. Absolutely delicious! Will return!”
Yelper Amanda L. added, “Ordered the vegan chicken salad and loved it! As a non-vegan, I would definitely order this again and again. Nice crisp on the breaded chicken, too!”
Spring Cafe is open from 10 a.m.–9 p.m. daily.
115A Division St.
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Michaeli Bakery is a bakery, offering desserts and more.
According to the new business’ Facebook page, Michaeli Bakery is “NYC’s first Israeli-style bakery on the Lower East Side.” Expect to find both sweet and savory baked goods, like rugelach, challa, tahini cookies and burekas, which are flaky pies filled with cheese, potato or spinach.
With a five-star Yelp rating out of 17 reviews on Yelp, Michaeli Bakery has been getting positive attention.
Yelper Tsvika K., who reviewed Michaeli Bakery on May 15, wrote, “It’s worth the trip! Fantastic babkas, burekas and other pastries.”
Bonnie G. noted, “You’ll find really delicious, fresh, doughy chocolate rugelach here that brings you back to Tel Aviv. Definitely the best in the city.”
Michaeli Bakery is open from 7 a.m.–8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and from 8 a.m.–8 p.m on Sunday.
34 Orchard St.
Blair is a nail salon and eyelash service spot.
This new business offers a full array of nail services, including jeweled-nail manicures. Specialists at Blair also provide custom eyelash extensions.
Blair’s current Yelp rating of five stars out of seven reviews indicates positive attention from users.
Yelper Nancy N., who reviewed Blair on June 16, wrote, “The newest addition to the vibrant nail-art scene in NYC. My trusted artist Daisy started working here, and I gave this spot a go. I really enjoy the space, as it was light and bright with the high ceiling.”
Aaliyah P. added, “Super happy with the care, detail and cleanliness of this salon.”
Blair is open from 11 a.m.–8 p.m. daily.
43 Mott St.
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PhoBar is a Vietnamese spot.
This is PhoBar’s second location. Like the original Greenwich Village location, the Chinatown restaurant serves up authentic Vietnamese fare with a focus on pho. PhoBar offer more than 15 varieties of the traditional Vietnamese soup, with both classic and premium additions, like beef brisket, oxtail and lobster. The Chinatown PhoBar also offers a “DIY Pho Pot” option, where guests can assemble their own soups using a table-side hot pot.
PhoBar currently holds four stars out of 124 reviews on Yelp, indicating good reviews.
Yelper Eric M., who reviewed PhoBar on June 9, wrote, “Delicious food, cheap prices! The flavor is tremendous!”
Artit J. noted, “Service was quick and attentive, and the price wasn’t too bad
— more than your usual Chinatown restaurant, but still worth the price.”
PhoBar is open from 11 a.m.–11 p.m. daily.
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