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May Wah

Recommended by

Ryan Block Engadget Editor-in-Chief

on January 16th 2008

  • Info

  • Address

  • 213 Hester Street
    between Baxter & Centre Streets
  • New York
  • NY
  • 10013
  • Chinatown
  • Contact

  • 212 334 4428
  • Website

  • vegieworld.com
  • Opening Hours

  • Daily 9:30am-8pm
  • Directions

  • 6 J M N Q R W Z to Canal St
  • Map

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Ryan Block Says

I'm not a vegan, but I was, and I try to stay as close to being vegan as I can without making myself too crazy because sometimes I just really want to have some sushi or eggs benedict. But May Wah is this Chinese grocer on the border of Chinatown and they only sell one thing, and that is frozen or refrigerated, fake meat. Any kind of meat you can think of—squid, fish, chicken, duck, beef, anything you can think of—they have a fake meat version. And it's not like what you get at Whole Foods, like packaged Seitan. When you get a duck breast here they actually mold it to look like a duck. It's definitely, in terms of vegan/vegetarian meat substitutes, better than what you get at most places. I would much prefer to shop at May Wah than your Dean & Deluca's or Whole Foods. Even if you're not vegetarian or vegan, it's one of those places you have to go just to see it. Because you're like, "How did they make fake squid?" and "Why would they chose to make fake squid?"

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