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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Chai Cart Opens Second Location

Posted By on Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 11:20 AM

click to enlarge The Chai Cart's latest mobile station. - PAAWAN KOTHARI
  • Paawan Kothari
  • The Chai Cart's latest mobile station.

The Chai Cart has secured a second permanent location. Sippers can now find it at Market and Drumm streets weekdays from 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., with extended hours expected in the new year. This joins the original cart which is a few blocks up the street at 545 Market. Weekends, the original cart is stationed at 560 Valencia.

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Owner Paawan Kothari not only has these legal carts in operation now, she sells her Chai Cart masala and rose chai concentrates at Whole Foods Markets in San Francisco. This is the latest success story from the group of street food vendors who informally began selling at events on the streets of the Mission District back in 2009. After extensively road-testing their craft, the most dedicated of the unofficial class have figured out how to take their businesses to the next level.

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