Sproutworks shuttered: We regret to report that the Puxi location of Sproutworks, that rare bastion of health food in oil-inundated Shanghai, has made way for a park. All is not lost, however, as the Lujiazui cafe is still open and cranking out the salads, falafel, and other eclectic health bites that make it beloved not just among health nuts, but anyone looking for a tasty sandwich or pasta. Owner Kelley Lee of Boxing Cat and Cantina Agave fame, is scouting locations in Xintiandi and Hongqiao’s Parkson department store at 100 Zunyi Lu. If that weren’t enough, Lee’s also got a new brewery/pizzeria in the Kwah Centre on Huaihai Zhong Lu that’s slated to open during Chinese New Year.Sproutworks // B2, Super Brand Mall 168 Lujiazui Xi Lu, near Lujiazui Ring Road Pudong (浦东陆家嘴西路168号正大广场B2, 近陆家嘴环路). Hours: 10am-10pm.
Bar Sifón grand opening: Bar Sifón, the downstairs portion of Franki Fernandez’s molecular gastro bar Samfaina (read our review here), officially opens on December 7th. Dubbed a “gastro-lounge,” it looks to be a sort of more casual version of the upstairs with cocktails paired with canape creations.
Samfaina // 532 Fuxing Zhong Lu, near Ruijin Er Lu, Huangpu district (黄浦区复兴中路532号, 近瑞金二路). Tel: (0)21-5352-1361. Hours: 11am-1.30am Tue-Sun.
O’Yakitori opening: Olivier Daumant, creator of Sushi’O, looks to compete with Kota’s Kitchen by opening O’Yakitori, an industrial-looking joint with a plethora of skewers from beef tongue to chicken parts to grilled prawns to black cod, and more.
O’Yakitori // 167 Yanping Lu, near Wuding Lu Jingan district (静安区延平路167号，近武定路).
Benjamin Cost is Shanghaiist’s Food Editor. Email tips, recommendations, and news updates on Shanghai’s dining scene to [email protected].