New All-Veg Chinese Restaurant Opens on Chandler Street
Posted by Drew.
Woah! There’s a new vegan Chinese restaurant opening in Worcester! Buddha Hut has great food, a quaint atmosphere, it’s inexpensive, and it’s in a pretty good location. Definitely worth a visit!
415 Chandler Street
Monday-Thursday: 11am – 9pm
With vegetarian mock-meat entrÃ©es like kung pao chicken, sesame beef, and heavenly chicken, even the most meat-loving among us will be able find something they like. Add some fried chicken drumsticks, spring rolls or wonton soup as an appetizer and you’ve got yourself a solid meal. This all-vegetarian restaurant is a nice place to grab a quick lunch or sit down with the family for a nice dinner.
EntrÃ©es are reasonably priced at around $7 or $8, but with appetizers and drinks your meal will likely come out closer to $10. If you’re really pinching pennies, try their lunch specials. The portions are the same size, but only costs 5 bucks. Each lunch special comes with rice, a spring roll and a fried wonton. Hard to beat for 5 bucks!In addition to the deep-fried goodness of their mock-meat dishes, they also have a good selection of fancy-pants fruit smoothies. I was impressed by the strawberry and coconut milk smoothie. It made for a nice desert.
The people behind Buddha Hut are the same folks who created Quan Yin, one of Central Mass’ top veg restaurants. Quan Yin is located at 56 Hamilton St in Worcester and has a similar menu, but slightly cheaper prices and a different atmosphere. Buddha Hut is larger and more geared towards formal dining than Quan Yin. Despite the similarities, the two restaurants don’t see each other as competitors. I’m certainly of the opinion that there is room enough for both places here in the heart of Massachusetts.
Give it a try! The grand opening is on March 31. You’ll get 10% off your order and you’ll even get some free pound cake to boot! The place will be open everyday until then, but they’re still working out some kinks. When I went on Friday, they were processing credit cards by hand and they’re still figuring out how to efficiently accommodate big parties (8+). Anyway, hope to see you at the grand opening!
Join the grand opening event on facebook.