Mission Chinese Food to open second location in NYC’s Lower East Side

Inside Scoop has the inside scoop:

March 1, [executive chef Danny] Bowien will be moving to New York to open an East Coast branch of Mission Chinese Food, due on the Lower East Side later this year. They’ve got a space ready, and for the most part, the New York branch will incorporate many of the same aspects of MCF, including the menu and most notably, the charitable model.

Bowien — along with partner Anthony Myint — found a former takeout space on Orchard (between Rivington and Stanton), and will remodel it as Mission Chinese Food, though it will have the same DIY feel and shoestring budget as the original. A full bar is planned for the 39 seat-space. Lunch, dinner and takeout are the plan.

“It’s not going to be super fancy. It’ll be the same, but cleaner,” says Bowien. “But we know the food and we can design the restaurant where we’ll be more efficient.”

Cleaner!? That’s cool, I guess. Inside Scoop also hints that MCFNYC will be offering some sort of SF-inspired non-Chinese late-night menu. Sounds good to me. Can’t wait to visit! Read on.

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11 Responses to “Mission Chinese Food to open second location in NYC’s Lower East Side”

  1. Brillo says:

    I think there’s a Blue Bottle around there too, somewhere. The Lower East Side is San Francisco’s hottest new neighborhood!

  2. chriskalani says:

    They have no idea how lucky they’re about to be

  3. Al says:


  4. jason carey says:

    Cleaner.. then I am sure the food will be over priced ..and suck
    because now the Wall street crowd will show up.

  5. Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

    Can we do some sort of exchange program, where we get a Veselka out here?

  6. kiya says:

    We opened Self Edge which is a block from MSF six years ago then opened our second location a block from where they’re opening in the Lower East Side.

  7. wizzer says:

    Hopefully the food won’t be as greasy, the tables not so sticky, the lighting not so dim and the hype not so overrated.

    Yes, I tried MC 3 different times and each time the same issues came up. not worth it. over rated.

    • Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

      Every time I’ve been to MCF the food has been fucking delicious, and the ambiance is pretty much exactly what I want in a restaurant. Terrific food without the pretentiousness that infects so many restaurants these days.

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