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Popular Taiwanese Dessert Chain Takes on NYC

Meet Fresh is now open in Cooper Square

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Popular Taiwanese dessert chain Meet Fresh has opened its first New York City location, offering taro balls, shaved ice, tofu pudding, and more at 35 Cooper Square at East 6th Street.

The East Village store opened to long lines this weekend, EV Grieve reports, for the treats made in Taiwan and imported here. Started by siblings in Taichung, Taiwan, the chain now has more than 100 stores in Taiwan, plus a few sprinkled across the U.S., Asia, and Australia. The extensive menu, below, offers many variations of its signature items with over 100 dishes on the menu, such as mango shaved ice, boba tofu pudding, green tea with whipped cream, and hot almond soup.

Taiwanese food has been proliferating like mad in NYC as of late, with Taiwanese beef noodle soup shop Ho Foods opening last week, as well as restaurants like Happy Stony Noodle and a second Mimi Cheng’s popping up in the last year.