Marcel II? Mishmish To Be Reimagined, Plans To Open For Lunch As Fast Casual Takeout


Montclair’s miracle chef Meny Vaknin needs a minute– and who can blame him.

The Chopped champion, responsible for MishMish and then the mega hit that is Marcel, is opening another outpost on Walnut Street, Luisa Bakery Cafe, in the space vacated by Gina’s.

But shakshuka fans are understandably worried about what will happen to Mishmish. A sign on the door of Glenridge Ave. restaurant (and on Instagram) states that MishMish is no more…for now, but will open as a lunchtime fast casual takeout spot until Vaknin “determines next steps.”

Fast casual sounds like Marcel, which of course we love. Stay tuned.

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