Venue Info

Tom's is a spinoff of a China-based bao chain, and while it's postured as a quick counter-serve, it doesn't dole out hastily made bao at light speed in the style of traditional fast-casual spots. Committed to showcasing the handiwork behind steamed buns, the kitchen team stuffs and cinches the doughy bao pouches in an open kitchen enclosed by glass windows. Pork, curry beef, and vegetarian-friendly sweet potato buns are served from steaming bamboo baskets. Eat quick and carefully -- those juicy buns are hot and prone to sogginess.

steamed bao bamboo basket
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Tom's Bao Bao

Flickr/Matthew Hine

Tom's is a spinoff of a China-based bao chain, and while it's postured as a quick counter-serve, it doesn't dole out hastily made bao at light speed in the style of traditional fast-casual spots. Committed to showcasing the handiwork behind steamed buns, the kitchen team stuffs and cinches the doughy bao pouches in an open kitchen enclosed by glass windows. Pork, curry beef, and vegetarian-friendly sweet potato buns are served from steaming bamboo baskets. Eat quick and carefully -- those juicy buns are hot and prone to sogginess.