Meet Fresh Set To Bring Taiwanese Desserts To Westwood

Window banners are up on part of the old Jerry’s Deli space at 10923 Weyburn Ave. in Westwood Village announcing a future home for Taiwanese treat chain Meet Fresh.  The numbers are impressive:  With locations around the world, they currently have 800+ stores, there are more than 100 cold and hot desserts on offer, and they claim more than 100 million bowls of their icy grass jelly signature are sold globally every year.  The dizzying array of choices will also include such things as tofu pudding, milk tea, egg waffles, and taro balls, all made with traditional Taiwanese methods and the finest ingredients.  Interesting…

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Sip Rebrands As Junbi In Westwood Village

About two years ago, Sip Matcha, Boba & Tea opened at  10967 Weyburn Ave. in Westwood.  Recently, they closed for renovations.  They have reopened as Junbi Matcha & Tea.  The management, ownership, and menu haven’t changed, so why the new name?  Apparently, because of Sip‘s popularity, they have been receiving “expansion requests” from international and domestic cities.  They were unable to trademark Sip, and were therefore forced to rebrand as Junbi, which means “preparation” in Japanese.

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Northern Cafe Continues Its Conquest Of Westwood

Asian food specialist Northern Café has quietly been leading the recent tenuous revival of Westwood Village.  In 2016 they opened a dumpling restaurant on Gayley, followed by a noodle joint on Weyburn earlier this year.  Now a banner is up on the space at 1061 Broxton, former location of SpireWorks, announcing their intention to open a Chinese hot pot restaurant.  We wish them the best of luck…

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