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Cuong's Vegan Brings Curry Sandwiches to Chinatown

A vegan cafe with extensive Boston roots is up and running.

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Cuong's in Chinatown
Cuong's in Chinatown

The owners of My Thai Vegan Cafe have a new concept close by in Chinatown: Cuong's Vegan Sandwiches (5 Beach St.) is a completely vegan operation that serves sandwiches, bubble tea, salads, and desserts.

Cuong's Vegan passed a City of Boston inspection on December 21 and opened last week.

Cuong Tran, the person behind Cuong's Vegan, has been in business in Boston for more than 20 years. He was responsible for the former Buddha's Delight in Chinatown and Buddha's Delight Too! in Brookline, both of which have since closed. Cuong's My Thai Vegan Cafe opened in the old Buddha's Delight space on Beach Street after some time in operation at 404 Harvard St., in the previous Buddha's Delight Too! location, which is currently Brothers Restaurant.

A Yelp user posted the Cuong's Vegan menu, which features five different sandwiches — from green, red, and massaman curry to barbecue and deep fried tofu — plus papaya and mango salads, spring rolls, soup, three types of cakes, and sweet rice desserts. The sandwiches cost $4.50, unless customers would like to substitute the French roll bun for a bed of steamed jasmine rice or vermicelli and vegetables, which brings the cost to $6.50.

All items are 100 percent vegan. Cuong's is open for lunch and dinner.