Celebrity chef Nils Noren has opened Ban Ban Shop at 2911 Broadway between 113th and 114th streets, a property owned by Columbia University.
The southeast Asian restaurant offers customizable Bahn Mi sandwiches, Bao buns, grain bowls, salads and maki rolls. Ban Ban Shop also offer chicken noodle soup, kimchee slaw, Vietnamese iced coffee and more.
Bernheim and Schwartz was the previous tenant at this address; the space has been subdivided and the majority of it is now occupied by Hex and Co. Ban Ban Shop has filled the remainder of the space and is situated between Hex and Co. and Loco Coco.
A native of Sweden, Noren has worked at several acclaimed restaurants including his home country’s KB, where he earned a Michelin star, and NYC’s Aquavit, where he served as executive chef. He’s managed restaurants including Red Rooster, Num Pang Kitchen and August Restaurant, and has been a vice president at the Marcus Samuelsson Group and the International Culinary Center.
To learn more, visit thebanbanshop.com.