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Introduction to a Whole New World of Vegetarian Options

May Wah

As one walk up to brightly lit store in Chinatown in New York City, May Wah Vegetarian Market may seem like any other markets that have large freezers and pictures of delicious plates of food on the walls. However this is heaven to many vegetarians and vegans searching for the perfect protein substitute to what they have been missing. Recently mentioned in the New York Times “Where ‘Chicken’ Actually Tastes Like Chicken” (, May Wah Vegetarian Market only carry products made from non gmo soybean and are exclusively made in Taiwan.

May Wah Vegetarian Market

Lee Mee Ng, the owner, moved to New York for a better life. She was hoping to find more vegetarian options for her diet. However was disappointed that there was nothing she enjoyed. In Taiwan, there were vegetarian food everywhere. You can find vegetarian duck with rice in a local convenient store. Or enjoy a vegetarian chicken skewers in the night market. She decided to open a tiny shop on Hester Street in 1994. The original shop was a less than a third of the current size, proving that the first five years of hardship was definitely worth the wait.

Vegetarianism is becoming a widespread trend in many lifestyles. There are now over 100 vegetarian restaurants and health food stores in New York City alone, with only more to come as the vegetarian market continues to expand. As vegetarian foods and supplies become more readily accessible to New Yorkers, vegetarian lovers will gain greater convenience in purchasing the necessary products for culinary dishes especially prepared to personal tastes. May Wah Vegetarian Market can provide a huge variety of vegan and vegetarian products that are not only made from non gmo soybean, but made from wheat gluten, mushrooms, pumpkins, seaweeds, and even yam flour.

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Even though May Wah Vegetarian Market is not a restaurant, they supply products to some of the city’s most well-known restaurants, vegetarian and not. They also distribute to many restaurants and health food stores throughout the United States, with trucking services available in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and now, Maryland. Their online ordering website,, is also available to their global customers, and now including Canada.

As a company with a history of dedication to supplying people with delicious vegetarian food products, May Wah Vegetarian Market is the exact place to get what a vegetarian and vegan needs. Their line of products includes the famous Vegan Prawns, Sweet and Sour Vegan Citrus Spare Ribs, Crispy Vegan Chicken Nuggets, Delicious Vegan Chicken Legs, and Spicy Vegan Gong Bao Chicken. From tasty Vegan Smoked Chicken to their vegetarian burgers, there is nothing you cannot find in their extensive and diverse range of offerings. Visit to download a product listing.

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  • Chia (326 comments)
    March 21, 2013 at 10:08 am

    I will add this May Wah store to my must-visit NYC list. Looking forward to finding some good faux products that taste good and are easily digestible. Thanks for sharing about it!

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