Chinatown Gets Two Bright New Bakeries

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Photo: Daniel Maurer

A couple of bakeries have opened in Chinatown. At 150 Mott Street, Queen Bakery has replaced our dearly departed Rainbow Café with a modest, familiar variety of buns (coconut, custard, etc.), cakes, and you tiao (or as we prefer to call the Chinese churros, yau ja gwai, or “oil-fried devil”). Meanwhile, Golden Manna comes from the folks who own Manna House, which lost its Grand Street lease last month.

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Photo: Daniel Maurer

The third location of the chainlet (fourth counting the shuttered Grand Street spot) offers more of the same (namely, about a hundred varieties of rolls, buns, breads, and cakes) along with a more spacious seating area than the Grand Street takeout operation had.

Queen Bakery, 150 Mott St., nr. Grand St.; 212-966-8998
Golden Manna, Inc.; 16 Bowery, nr. Pell St.; 212-274-8816 or 8817