Wangs is a casual take out restaurant specializing in fried chicken, combining Southern soul food and east Asian flavor profiles to create a truly unique food experience.
We use quality ingredients – from our spices to our produce, to our premium sourced organic birds from Paisano's on Smith Street. We use only earth friendly packaging and are committed to sustainability
and our community
Sara Nguyen, Executive Chef / Partner
Sara is of Vietnamese descent and a southern California native. Growing up with the year round abundance of the Santa Monica farmers market – and in a family of avid home cooks where eating was considered an art – her passions became clear early on. After high school, she moved to New York City to attend the Institute of Culinary Education and upon graduation, continued her culinary education in high-end kitchens from Per Se to Café des Artistes. In 2007, she appeared on season 3 of Top Chef as the youngest contestant on the show, and in 2008, moved to Chicago to open Sprout, as sous chef alongside Chef Dale Levitski, whom she met on Top Chef. Missing New York, she returned as a freelance consultant and cook for clients including Murray’s Cheese and Tasting Table. Wangs is her first independent venture.
Evan Franca, Partner
Evan was born and raised in Brooklyn and has always had a passion for quality food and hospitality. As a student at SUNY Binghamton who longed for late night street food, he took $800, bought a New York City-style hot dog cart, and sold Brooklyn-made sausages with homemade toppings to the bar crowd. He then opened his own bar, Café Oasis, upstate New York’s first hookah bar, with a wide range of local and seasonal beers and snacks. Eventually, his hometown pulled him back in with its evolving food scene. He took over the beloved but struggling Juices on the Slope on Flatbush Ave and with some inspiration from visiting Paris creperies, he transformed it into Brooklyn Crepe & Juice, now with a second location on 5th Ave, where he serves fresh juices, smoothies, sweet and savory crepes, and salads. He is excited to be a part of another unique Brooklyn food experience.