|Venue name:||Yunhong Chopsticks Shop|
50 Mott St
|Cross street:||between Bayard and Pell Sts|
|Opening hours:||Daily 10:30am–8pm|
|Transport:||Subway: J, Z, N, Q, R, 6 to Canal St (Broadway)|
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At the only U.S. locale of this Beijing company, the wallpaper on the immaculate shop’s back wall explains how the Chinese tradition of giving chopsticks spreads happiness. Gift-hunters can choose from more than 200 different styles, many of which are hand-painted and crafted from materials like mahogany, ebony and sterling silver. Pick up colorful plastic sets (five for $9) for everyday use, or pony up for special-occasion sticks, like the handmade, seashell-inlaid sets with 20 layers of lacquer ($36–$268 for a pair). Once you’ve scored some of these stylish utensils, ordering takeout will feel like a lavish affair.