I often shop at the Sunrise Mart, a Japanese grocery store in Astor Place. While browsing their shelves I came across several different cookies, cakes and buns from a Japanese bakery named Panya. I looked up the address for Panya online and realized it was right next to the Sunrise Mart, where I found the products in the first place. I went back to the area and looked for the bakery, but couldn’t find it. I gave up and called a few friends for better directions. They all said the same thing, “It’s next to the restaurant Around the Clock, just below the Sunrise Mart.” I went a second and third time and STILL couldn’t find it. I felt ridiculous and believed that it didn’t really exist. I told my friend Karen about my trouble finding Panya and she was kind enough to send me this picture (just as posted, I didn’t edit it). If I can’t find it now I don’t deserve to get my cookies! I hope this picture helps all of you find Panya someday too.
10 Stuyvesant St
New York, NY 10003