An Choi

An Choi Officially Closes After 11 Years on Orchard Street

Posted July 29, 2020 at 5:02 am

An Choi, the eleven-year-old local darling, closed its doors forever this past Sunday. The permanent closure also extends to its in-house coffee shop, Cafe Phin. Bowery Boogie was first to report the impending shutter last month, after receiving a tip from a well-placed source blaming pandemic times. Ownership, however, later walked back the news, saying […]

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An Choi May End its Decade-Long Lower East Side Run [Updated]

Last modified June 10, 2020 at 7:46 pm

Word on the street is that local favorite, An Choi, may not return from the COVID-19 lockdown. Thus concluding more than a decade on the block for the Vietnamese restaurant. An Choi closed its doors in mid-March at the outset of the pandemic. Now, an anonymous tipster sends word that the lease on the space […]

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Fashion Freestyle: August 2

Last modified August 2, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Meet Jayne Lies, a Lower East Side staple, often found serving it up at An Choi on Orchard St.

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Still Life Returns to Orchard Street with Pop-Up Shop

Posted April 23, 2012 at 6:19 am

The An Choi Pickles project in the adjoining cubbyhole of a store at 83 Orchard Street has given way to a familiar face. One that hasn’t been in these parts for some time.

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An Choi Pickles Unveiled on Orchard Street

Posted January 17, 2012 at 6:18 am

Get ready for a surprise. Against the odds, pickles are returning to Orchard Street below Delancey.

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An Choi Featured in Latest Blackberry Commercial [Video]

Posted February 16, 2011 at 10:00 am

Thanks to Blackberry, An Choi’s reach now extends far beyond its tiny 85 Orchard Street headquarters.

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Recap: Tenth Annual NYC International Pickle Day

Last modified December 9, 2010 at 12:34 am

Vendors from the neighborhood and across the metropolitan area descended on the Lower East Side to participate in the Tenth Annual NYC International Pickle Day sponsored by Whole Foods, Two Boots and the Brooklyn Kitchen.   This popular event was held in the municipal parking lot on Essex Street and on Broome Street, between Orchard and Ludlow […]

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Chalkboard Wisdom: An Choi Hunger

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:16 am

An Choi at 85 Orchard Street playfully channels Full Metal Jacket for their chalkboard announcement. “Me Hungry Long Time.”

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Karl Lagerfeld on Orchard Street, Redux

Last modified December 5, 2010 at 1:33 pm

As last winter drew to a close, Karl Lagerfeld and his posse of photographers and eye candy seized a piece of lower Orchard Street for a Chanel shoot.  At the time, scantily-clad models were seen perched on the decorative fire escapes above An Choi. Official photos, which will appear in their Fall/Winter 2010-11 catalog, were […]

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An Choi Annex is Now Operational

Posted May 17, 2010 at 6:12 am

The brown paper is gone. With months of preparations now in the past, An Choi has lifted the veil on their new annex space next door.  The Vietnamese restaurant now controls the lion’s share of 85 Orchard Street.  Additional picnic-style tables are available to patrons, accessible either through a new doorway into the main restaurant, […]