Pop Stars Bring Taiwan-Based Bakery, Bake Culture, to 48 Bowery

Bake Culture Grand Opening, 48 Bowery.

Bake Culture Grand Opening, 48 Bowery. Photo by APEX Communications via Instagram.

Bake Culture, a trendy Taiwan-based bakery, just opened one of two New York locations at 48 Bowery. The concept was founded by the international pop celebrities, Chun Wu, Vanness Wu and Calvin Chen.

The shop, located just to the south of Canal Street, offers a wide selection of pastries, including Taiwanese pineapple cakes, egg tarts, fresh fruit tarts and traditional chocolate cake. A description on Bake Culture’s website says it’s “like a sophisticated museum” where customers learn about the origin of different types of bread.

In addition to the Bowery outpost, the bakery also recently opened a spot in Flushing.

You can read more on Bake Culture’s website.

Eddie Huang Partners With Jonathan Chu For Baohaus at 48 Bowery

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Celebrity chef/television star Eddie Huang is coming back to the neighborhood with a new restaurant at 48 Bowery. The Taiwanese spot, Baohaus, is a collaboration with Jonathan Chu, whose family developed the new hotel at 50 Bowery.

An application for a full liquor license was posted on Community Board 3’s website several days ago. DNAinfo yesterday made note of a video on Huang’s Instagram account, announcing the new venture:

 

BREAKING NEWS! THE DEAL IS DONE. @BAOHAUSNYC COMING TO CHINATOWN NYC WHERE WE BELONG 48 BOWERY WE COMING

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Huang first opened a version of Baohaus in a tiny spot at 137 Rivington St. in 2009. A couple of years later, he closed the original location and set up shop on East 14th Street. Huang is best known for his ABC sitcom, Fresh Off the Boat, which is based on his best-selling memoir.  He also has a show on Viceland.

The space at 48 Bowery is part of the Canal Arcade, a collection of restaurants and shops that’s been in the Chu family for decades. In addition to Hotel 50 Bowery, which includes high profile restaurants from the Talde team, Chu also owns Chikarashi, the Canal Street poke spot, and Nickel & Diner on Centre Street.

Chu was recently appointed to Community Board 3.