Several seconds after biting into Fat Choy’s toasted sesame pancake sandwich filled with hearty mushroom ragu and crisp slaw, you’ll forget about all of the upsetting sloppy joes of your past.
This Chinese-inspired restaurant on the LES sort of just happens to be vegan - or at least that’s the effect of eating their soft rice rolls and perfectly-fried salt and pepper cauliflower bites. Between the vegan menu and casual set-up, Fat Choy has some distinct Superiority-Burger-punk-rock-but-make-it-produce energy. It’s run by two people who met at The Cannibal and have respectively worked at a few of our favorite NYC spots (like Locanda Verde, Barbuto, Del Posto, and Golden Diner).
Check out Fat Choy’s takeout window on Broome Street Tuesday through Sunday until 8pm - there are a few tables where you can hang out while you disown the memories of sweet ground beef on stale potato buns.