We are proud to be celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month and recognizing the contributions and influence of these communities to the history, culture, and achievements of San Francisco.
Please read about the origin of the observance and why the month of May was designated for AAPI Heritage Month here.
We encourage you to take time this month to support AAPI-owned small businesses or nonprofits, enjoy AAPI arts opportunities around the city, and connect with your AAPI colleagues. See a few notable suggestions below to help you do this.
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2022 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Chair
Recommendations of AAPI-owned small businesses and non-profit organizations shared by SFAR's DEI Committee members:
Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality (AACRE) - A network of AAPI organizations focused on long-term movement building, capacity infrastructure, and leadership support for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders committed to social justice.
Besharam - An Indian restaurant showcasing regional Gujarati cuisine within a California context.
Boba Guys - A home-grown boba shop with lots of locations around the city, built on quality ingredients and bridging cultures.
China Live, by George Chen - A culinary and cultural destination in the heart of Chinatown.
Cyn Wang, Wang Insurance - An independent insurance company founded in 1979.
Darren’s Café - A bright cafe in Fisherman's Wharf serving American/Asian fare.
Good Good Culture Club - A new Mission spot with a menu inspired by cuisines from across the Asian diaspora.
Grand Opening - A bakery pop-up at the famed Mister Jiu's restaurant in Chinatown. Also, check out Moongate, their new cocktail/listening lounge!
Kim+Ono - A gorgeous modern boutique in Chinatown.
Kim Son Restaurant - Delicious Vietnamese food in the Outer Richmond.
Kira - A children's shop in the Inner Sunset owned by designer Christine Tang. Everything is in made in California.
Kirin Chinese Restaurant - An Outer Richmond favorite serving noodles, Peking duck, moo shu and clay-pot-cooked entrees.
Lambert Floral Studio - A boutique, luxury floral design by Samuel Go.
Marco Polo Ice Cream - A sweet shop serving Italian ice cream in a variety of Asian-inspired flavors.
Nari - Contemporary Thai-Californian cuisine.
Pinhole Coffee - Coffee and art in Bernal Heights.
Prubechu - Modern Chamorro fare from Guam, served family-style.
Queens SF - A Neighborhood Korean superette on 9th Avenue.
San Francisco Community Health Center - A non-profit organization transforming lives of LGBTQ and people of color by advancing health, wellness, and equality.
Turtle Tower - Authentic Hà Nội Style Vietnamese cuisine in Civic Center and SoMa.
Yamo - A delicious hole-in-the-wall Burmese restaurant in the Mission.