Tea House Noodles
“We’re on our 20-year anniversary, ” says current owner Bob Lynch. “Back then we were ahead of our time – and we haven’t changed our formula.”
That time-tested formula – a familiar procedure now at countless new concepts – allows diners to customize their meal by picking a base, a protein and a sauce. At Tea House, the base choices are brown rice, veggies or rice noodles. The proteins include chicken, tofu or shrimp. And the eight sauces range from the sweet-hot Rica-Rica to the creamy coconut curry. Tea House’s all-important last step is to “feel good.”
click to enlarge From the start, Tea House Noodles was designed to give diners a quick, tasty and healthy option come lunchtime, says Lynch. Vegetables are steamed not sautéed in oil, all sauces are vegan save for the chicken broth, brown rice nudges out white rice, and guests can add a fresh fruit or veggie juice.
“If you’re eating lunch every day, you can’t be cramming heavy-duty stuff all the time, ” Lynch says. “Hey, I like a hamburger just like everybody else, but we can’t eat like that every day.”
The new spot, located near Zack Bruell’s forthcoming Dynomite Burgers, will seat 25 to 30 guests. Tea House also does a ton of take-out and delivery.
This location will mark the first time Lynch has branched out from downtown since his brief foray into Little Italy, which closed a few years back.
“Murray Hill just wasn’t the right spot, ” says Lynch. “It wasn’t what I anticipated.”
Downtown, meanwhile, is doing great (save for the partial building collapse across the street, which shuttered Tea House for the week). Lynch recently extended his hours of operation to 8 p.m. to accommodate all the new downtown residents. It is a formula he intends to mimic in University Circle.enterprise long term rental aviation management start up nation 2022 universal design for learning pmkvy center near me confident entrepreneur cpr first aid su course plus startup 2022 iit courses aiou online workshop jilliene helman realty mogul rise of the entrepreneur digital crowdfunding stem field enterprise military discount enterprise oak park crowdfunding black owned business fastest growing startups ignou courses give three characteristic of an entrepreneur entrepreneur groups start up business enterprise vestal bill aulet continuing education courses msbte result winter 2022 wea courses crowdfunding wordpress pseb result factors of entrepreneurship life coaching courses courses after 10th icar colleges confined space training exploding kittens crowdfunding best startups 2022 international entrepreneurship cre crowdfunding great learning free courses black crowdfunding platforms international entrepreneurship public crowdfunding startup costs entrepreneurs and ventures capitalists