[Spotlight] May Way Dumplings expands to Greensboro
*Editor’s note: The exact address of May Way was accidentally left out of the print issue. It has been added to the online version.
The little dumpling shop in Winston-Salem’s Reynolda Village has brought “deliciousness” to Greensboro’s Walker Avenue.
“May Way, the same pronunciation, in Chinese means deliciousness,” said owner Katherine Sun of her shop’s clever and accurate name. “So, I just used the pronunciation as the name. It makes it simple.”
Greensboro resident Sun said she decided to open another location because of the shop’s popularity in Winston-Salem, and because it would be more convenient for her to have a shop closer to home.
“The Winston-Salem store is pretty small,” Sun said. “And in order to make everyone fit is to have a bigger one.”
May Way is located on the corner of Walker Avenue and Tate Street, in the heart of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. There are some similarities and obvious differences with the two May Way locations. Just as the shop in Reynolda Village is situated on Wake Forest’s campus, the Greensboro location is nestled on UNCG’s campus. The prices of menu items are generally the same, and would definitely fit a college kid’s budget with most items being under $10.
Some differences include significantly more seating and a totally different vibe than the smaller Reynolda Village shop. The Greensboro location of May Way’s interior has a sleek and modern feel with their digitized menu displayed on televisions, greenery hanging overhead and potted plants dispersed throughout the restaurant, and small multicolored lights hanging above the counter and bar that overlooks the kitchen.
With the addition of another shop also comes more menu items.
“We expanded our menu in Greensboro,” she said. “It is about more than double Winston-Salem’s [menu].”
Sun said the menu expansion includes egg rolls, spring rolls, chicken wings, skewers, various soups, Chicken Tikka Masala, and new dumplings.
“Our dumplings are very unique, and our noodles are very popular, we just try our best to provide the best tasting and healthy food for our customers,” she said.
The soft opening phase of Greensboro’s May Way Dumplings was Dec. 3 through Dec. 7, and the grand opening was held on Dec. 8. May Way is now open weekdays from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. and on the weekends from 11 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. at 948 Walker Ave.
As someone who drove from Greensboro to Winston-Salem on multiple occasions just for these dumplings, I am so excited they decided to share their “deliciousness” with Greensboro.