May Wah Vegetarian Grocery

Manhattan, New York City

4.4 / 3 votes

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Asian grocery mostly stocking frozen meat substitutes.


May Wah has almost every kind of meat substitute imaginable. It is a small store, but I guarantee you will find whatever kind of Chinese meat substitute you are looking for. Almost all of it is also Vegan. They also stock some soups and sauces.

The staff is very friendly and helpful. They will also ship anywhere. Check out their website for ordering info.

Added by Jason Szrom on Feb 18 06 (last updated Feb 18 09)

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I adore this place! My boyfriend and I live in Brooklyn and plan a monthly visit to Chinatown specifically to go to MayWah's and stock up!

The vegan meats are super cheap and everything I've gotten has been amazing!! I believe they supply mock meat to many of the veg restaurants around NYC and I can see why.

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Nearly everything here is vegan and they even have veg versions of meats like squid and eel. I have no desire to try them, but you never know when they may come in handy.

My favorite are the vegan chicken drumsticks--these are the ones that Red Bamboo, Foodswings, and so many other restaurants serve. You can just throw them in the microwave and pour on BBQ sauce, but I prefer to marinate them (lemon rosemary or spicy citrus) and either grill or bake them.

My meat-eating family tried them when they visited and couldn't believe how good they are. My sister is even going to start ordering them in bulk and having them shipped to Wisconsin!

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Between Centre St and Baxter St, 1 block North of Canal St. 1 block from #6 train.

Wheelchair Accessible


  • American Express MasterCard Visa


  • Chinese


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9:30am - 8pm

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