Nom Wah Tea Parlor Looks to Expand With Pop-up-Friendly Openhouse Bowery

Headed for new digs.
Headed for new digs. Photo: Courtesy Nom Wah Tea Parlor

Chicken foot dim sum fan Ewan McGregor will likely be thrilled to bits to learn the nearly 100-year-old Nom Wah Tea Parlor is branching out to a new project at 168 Bowery. Wilson Tang writes in to say his collaboration with Jonathan Daou of Openhouse is nearly ready. In addition to a gallery, approximately half of Openhouse Bowery’s 2,000 square feet will be used as a kitchen and food space, which Tang says is ideal for pop-up brunches, adding that come January, he hopes to host chefs from new restaurants to come in and do test-run and pop-up dinners of their menus. Before that, he says, a café selling goods made on the premises will be up and running before Christmas. [Openhouse Bowery, Related]