Orlando-based Hawkers Asian Street Fare has locked in an East Nashville location — to be exact, the former Family Wash space, located at 626A Main Street. Aiming to open in Nashville at the end of 2019 in the 5,000-square-foot space, Hawkers is independently owned and operated by four friends who traveled the world on a mission to curate a memorable dining experience.
Kaleb Harrell, Allen Lo, Wayne Yung, and Kin Ho built a menu based on passed-down family recipes and hand-selected street food from across Asia.
The menu online for other locations shows a sizable collection small plates like Korean twice-fried wings, five-spice green beans, and crispy golden wontons. Noodle soups, salads, noodle dishes, and rice options offer a broad selection of Asian fare from Yangzhou chow faan to pad Thai and coconut curry laksa.
Dubbed ‘Hawkers’ after the street food vendors the team encountered on their travels across Southeast Asia — those famous for hollering as passers-by to hawk their small plates — the restaurant is a scratch-only kitchen that serves small plates as they’re ready. Vegetarian dishes, plus gluten-free and pescatarian-friendly plates are plentiful. Craft cocktails, local beer, wine, and sake will be offered.
Hawkers first opened in Orlando in 2011 and has since expanded to include four additional locations throughout Florida, with plans in the works for Charlotte, Atlanta, and Delray Beach.
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