Mei Wang (left), with daughter Stacy Chen, closed Veggie Heaven in December, after 16 years in business. The new Veggie Heaven will reopen May 3.
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Veggie lovers, the wait is almost over. Stacy Chen says she plans to open the new Veggie Heaven on May 3, as long as she can be fully staffed by then.

The restaurant is the continuation of the legacy Mei Wang began on the Drag in 1998. In addition the the original menu, Veggie Heaven will also serve veggie ramen and add a veggie burger to the list of offerings. The restaurant will be open daily at 11 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and at 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

In addition to Veggie Heaven, Chen is also working to open Yoshi Kitchen, a meat-friendly restaurant. The Asian-fusion restaurant will be located at 3318 Harmon Ave. near I-35 and serve a variety of dishes, like teriyaki, ramen, Asian barbecue, Asian burgers and more. Chen hopes to have that restaurant open in the coming months.