By Carly Spindel
I had the pleasure of experiencing something I never thought existed. I went to an all-vegetarian market. It was an amazing experience and something I plan to do all over again very soon. Let me tell you about it so you too can experience something so incredible.
May Wah Vegetarian Market has been located in Chinatown for the past 15 years. Their New York customers love them because they have captured the vegetarian market. From mock ribs to veggie burgers, they’ve got everything! They distribute their products to many local health food stores and supermarkets, such as Key Foods, Foodtown, and Food Bazaar. Even if you don’t live in New York, you can still enjoy their treats. With a $50 minimum, May Wah has an online site (www.maywahnyc.com) where you can purchase frozen food and have it shipped to anywhere in the United States.
You don’t have to be a true vegetarian to be a May Wah lover. Many customers choose to eat a non-meat diet because it’s a healthier alternative. All products are created from soybeans, mushrooms, and yam flour. The ingredients are purely natural and can help you lead a healthier lifestyle. After trying the enormous selection of vegetarian goodies, don’t be surprised if you find yourself a May Wah lover like me!
Between the citrus spare ribs, chicken drumsticks, and chicken nuggets, I couldn’t decide which best seller was my favorite. If non-fare spare ribs or chicken isn’t your cup of tea, you can indulge in organic tea, an organic line of snacks, popular sauces from Taiwan, and even a TVP (texturized veggie protein) selection. If you love seafood but don’t want the real thing, May Wah specializes in an entire selection of seafood, all made from veggie based products. Their newest product is a lunch box that’s sold at 7-Eleven’s in Taiwan. To please your palate, there are 3 different kinds of lunch boxes that can also be ordered online.
May Wah is all about encouraging customers to have the best time possible. To make their in-store customers feel special, they’ve created a membership-based program to provide discounts on frozen foods. Members pay $20 for one year or $30 for 2 years to get a 10% and 15% discount, depending on the month. Just in case you want to be generous and share your membership with a friend, it’s transferrable between two people. With over 1500 members, this idea has proven to be pure genius!
The friendly staff is there to help in any way possible. May Wah features weekly sales and suggestions for all their customers. For a specialty market, they have everything covered. If you’re looking for a healthy alternative, then May Wah is the place to go.