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New Asian Street Food Restaurant Coming to Ballston

A growing restaurant chain, offering food in the style of that served by street vendors from around Asia, is opening a new location in Ballston.

Signs are up for Hawkers Asian Street Fare at 4201 Wilson Blvd, in the Ballston Exchange complex across from Philz Coffee. The company says via social media that it is planning to open in the spring of 2021.

Hawkers was founded in Orlando in 2011 by a group of partners “inspired by our travels to Asia and memories of growing up,” determined to serve “the unapologetic flavors of true Asian food.”

Hawkers has nine locations currently open in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina, according to its website. Additional locations are coming to Nashville and Bethesda.

The menu includes Asian wings, noodle and rice dishes, curries, and dim sum, as well as sake and Japanese whisky cocktails.

Eater reports that the Ballston location “will function as the first test site for an expanded menu of dumplings and dim sum stuffed with everything from soup to pork to faux meat from Impossible.” It will also “sport a large patio and an indoor/outdoor bar slinging cocktails like a fiery Margari-Thai and to-go boozy pouches.”

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