Tuesday, June 18, 2024

A look at Partea 1 year in

Photos by Stacie Joy

Partea has been open for a year now at 220 E. 14th St. between Second Avenue and Third Avenue. 

This is Partea's second location, following its original outpost in Flushing. (An LA Partea is in the works.) The concept is "Street eats, bubble tea, and games in an energetic restaurant inspired by Taiwanese night markets." 

We hadn't visited the space yet and were curious, so we ducked inside as the business opened for the day.
Stepping inside, you find yourself in a lively environment, quite different from the somewhat dull surroundings of this stretch of 14th Street. Rows of anime-themed toys and games of chance, like the claw machine for plushie toys, await. You can purchase tokens for these machines using cash or credit ($1 per token) ...
Partea also offers fruit teas, and this month, they received conditional approval from Community Board 3 for a beer-wine license. The menu includes a variety of snacks, such as popcorn chicken, fried pork ribs, and Taiwanese fried tempura.
While Partea isn't likely for everyone (beware, migraine sufferers! There are so many triggers!), it undeniably has its unique charms.

The space is open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. ... with a midnight close on Friday and Saturday (and a 2:30 p.m. start on Sundays).


Sarah said...

This is the kind of place that should be bigger, for maximum effect. You want nine million choices of claw machine tchotchkes! Still, it's cute. Haven't tried the food/drink options, though.

Anonymous said...

If this store has the coin machines I saw in Japan, I'm all in.