Vegan-friendly tea and baked goods shop in Chinatown. Taro mochi donuts and small, bite-sized baked items. Plant milks available for drinks. Open Mon-Sun 11:30am-8:30pm.

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6 Reviews

First Review by JuneOk


Points +1368

24 May 2023

Yummy mochi

The mochi is delicious! And the tea too!!



Points +445

28 Mar 2023

Nice surprise

Nice to find something vegan. I had mocha munchkin mochi and matcha munchkin mochi and was very happy about it. The guy in the shop was really nice too.


Points +417

07 Jun 2022

Moreish Matcha Doughballs

Someone on here said they could only eat one of these because they were too sweet. I ate four. In one go. Could have eaten more but had to share. Would recommend. Delicious.

Updated from previous review on 2022-06-07

Pros: Tasty dessert and reasonable price

Cons: Only one thing vegan on the menu


Points +12175

17 May 2021

Yummy--but empty--calories

This place is in the heart of NYC Chinatown. In this area, there are loads of bakeries where they serve sugar-filled, refined-floured pastries. This one is unique in that it has one item--matcha munchkin donuts--that is vegan. Although this is the only vegan item, it is enough--after all, how many such pastries can you eat without going into insulin shock?

These donuts are indeed delicious. They are like beignets (fried dough), of the type that you get in New Orleans, but a bit heartier inside. The portions might seem small, but they are more than enough. A sign in the store says "more than wholesome," though I don't see the wholesomeness (unless if compared to the other bakeries nearby). There are some places to sit outdoors, but this is mostly a takeout place.

Pros: Delicious desert.

Cons: Not healthy., Only one vegan item (though that's enough).


Points +240

10 Dec 2020

Mochi donuts

Delicious taro and match mochi munchkins
Edit - taro munchkins aren't vegan (they're just dairy free) I believe they have sodium caseinate


Points +28

10 Jun 2020


I ordered a tea and matcha munchkins, which came out hot and fresh, and insanely delicious! Thought their portions were really generous too. I want to go back and try everything else!!

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