February 20, 2019
Christopher Bunet (pronounced ‘byoo-NAY’), NYC born-and-bred, has never been to South Asia, but makes some of the best chai in town. Both his tea and his Lower East Side (LES) space, The Hideout Chai Bar, reflect his quiet meticulousness.
His father is French and his mother is Italian-American, though you wouldn’t know it from his tea. He attended French school until college, which helped him break into French fine dining, and now he’s applying fine dining principles to brewing delicious chai.