Junzi Kitchen Is The Chinese Fast-Casual Restaurant You Need To Try

Prior to this whole quarantine ordeal, you could normally catch me at a fast-casual restaurant a few times a week. From Panera Bread and Cosi to Dos Toros and Chipotle, I’m always in the mood for a quick and tasty meal that won’t break the bank. Living in NYC, that is usually hard to come find. However, I’ve never seen the fast-casual concept come to life for Chinese cuisine until I discovered Junzi Kitchen.

What Is Junzi Kitchen?

Junzi Kitchen, derived from what Chinese philosophy calls pursuit, is dedicated to creating the best authentic Chinese food using healthy and seasonal

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Chinatown’s Long Covid | by Michelle Chen

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Pell Street, New York City, May 2020

Chinese restaurants are so ubiquitous in American cities, it’s hard to imagine any big metropolis that isn’t dotted with takeout joints, noodle shops, or dumpling houses. But thanks to the global pandemic, the legendary dining scene of Manhattan’s Chinatown is in peril.

The neighborhood’s restaurants have endured many crises in the past. In the 1990s, Chinatown eateries struggled when the garment factories that once employed thousands of immigrant women shut down as fashion brands sent their manufacturing abroad. Then followed the crises of 9/11, the recession of 2008, and Superstorm

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Are Air Fryers Actually Healthy?

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Fried food is a fixture in most people’s diets and, admit it, that probably includes you. It has earned itself a solid reputation as an artery-clogging but oh-so-comforting binge-eating staple. And now that being health-conscious is more than a passing trend, people are finding ways to have French fries without getting caught with grease on their hands. Enter the air fryer: the Jetsonian kitchen tool that promises deep-fried crispiness with a fraction of the fat.

Air fryers are not exactly the latest kitchen invention but with more people exploring their culinary skills during the

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‘I’ll breakfast at The Wolseley, have tea at Claridge’s and dinner at Quo Vadis when this is all over’

Brunch at The Wolseley - Christopher Pledge

Brunch at The Wolseley – Christopher Pledge

How many of you have a countdown set for March 8 (from which time, with luck, we can meet a friend for a one-on-one picnic on a park bench), for March 29 (the earliest point from which six people from six different households can meet outside, hoorah!), or for April 12 – when the prospect of a pub garden lunch or al fresco restaurant trip becomes ever more real?

The personal roadmaps of our favourite chefs and food writers for post lockdown are no less detailed – they’re plotting Paris trips for slap-up

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