Florida-based Hawkers Asian Street Fare is now open in East Nashville. Sliding into the former Family Wash space at 626A Main Street, the 5,000-square-foot restaurant is splashed with color at every turn, with a cozy fun atmosphere once the sun sets.
The easily shared food menu — which features nothing over $11 — offers everything from Malaysian roti and Korean twice-fried chicken wings to a signature pad Thai and Sichuan wontons. The small plates menu is further divided into sections, leading off with handhelds and dim sum then graduating into meat + seafood, then lighter offerings. The back of the menu splits larger dishes like noodles, soups, and rice and curry plates.
Hawkers is independently owned and operated by four friends from across Asia who traveled the world to create the street food brand. The brand, which pays homage to “hawker” street food stalls found across bustling night markets in Asia, leans on many recipes from co-founder Allen Lo’s family. Together, Kaleb Harrell, Allen Lo, Wayne Yung, and Kin Ho built a menu built on decades-old family recipes and select street food from all over Asia. To drink, find cocktails and sake flights, beer, and wine.
Including Nashville, Tennessee Hawkers now has nine locations spanning Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina, with two on the way in Maryland and Virginia.
Order online for pick-up or delivery to some locations. For dine-in visitors, there’s also a waitlist to join online before heading in, to shorten the wait.
Hawkers Nashville is now open Sunday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Thursday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
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