Tiengarden at 170 Allen Closed by Department of Health

Posted on: July 7th, 2011 at 6:40 am by

Tiengarden is a neighborhood pioneer, serving Chinese cuisine to the vegan community of the Lower East Side for sixteen years.  However, as revealed a few months ago, owners of the establishment are looking to sell, citing a desire to move on.  A weather-worn sign behind the glass reminds patrons that like-minded people with “food creativity” are being sought to eventually take over the reigns here.  Still no takers.  And now this – Tiengarden has been DOH’d.

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The Department of Health paid a visit to 170 Allen Street Tuesday afternoon, and pasted one of their familiar yellow closure notices to the windows.  Meanwhile, a separate handwritten sign in the door apologizes for the inconvenience and says the closure is only temporary.  A quick peek at the DOH website reveals that the Tiengarden profile has yet to be updated.  An inspection in December revealed “evidence of live mice in food/service areas” and other contamination issues.

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Gross to fathom, but that vegan food just might not actually be vegan.  Fair warning.

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