Asian American and Pacific Islander-Owned Businesses
Use the map and lists below to help you Shop Your City.
There are around 50 countries in Asia and most, if not all, are represented within the five boroughs.
The diversity within New York City’s Asian community is nearly endless: immigrants from China, India, Thailand, Pakistan, the Philippines and more have made the City their home, bringing distinctive foods, music and styles to NYC’s streets — not to mention hundreds of languages.
Korean barbecue, bubble tea, dim sum, karaoke and a wide range of museums and festivals are just some examples of how deeply embedded Asian culture is in New York City — and how that culture is experienced by locals and visitors from around the world.
Find out how to celebrate, appreciate and support the local community of Chinatown, NYC.
Maybe you’re curious about this neighborhood, or maybe you’re ready to find some new hidden gems.
Our small business directory is the perfect place to start.
Explore all the local favorites and must-see destinations.
Made in Chinatown is a deliberate subversion of the Made in China label and its connotations.
It’s a place to shop vibrant high-quality goods and the profits go directly to the hardworking people that make them.
About a 15-minute walk from the Staten Island Ferry terminal exists a quaint, unassuming area home to one of the largest Sri Lankan communities outside of Sri Lanka itself.
Check out Untapped Cities’ guide to what to see in Little Sri Lanka!
If you’re able, shopping is one important way you can demonstrate your support of the AAPI community, although to be clear, it is by no means a solution and does not substitute educating yourself about the history of violence against Asian Americans, speaking up in public and in private against racism, and donating to organizations in need of assistance.
Still, being purposeful about where you spend your money is a start. To that end, SELF shares a selection of highly giftable goods you can buy from Asian American-owned small businesses — all of which are founded by women.
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- The Best Ramen in NYC
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- A Guide To Little Bangladesh, From Newly Elected City Council Member Shahana Hanif
- Here’s How You Can Support NYC’s Asian Community Right Now
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Whether you’re searching for a gift for a friend’s housewarming, something small for a sibling’s promotion, or just an I’m-thinking-of-you present for your parents, you don’t need to spend a fortune to show someone you care. To help you out, New York Magazine/The Cut put together a list of nice gifts under $50 you can buy from Asian and Asian American-owned brands and small businesses for all sorts of people and occasions.
There’s something for everyone on this list from Reader’s Digest, whether you’re looking to fill your closet, decorate your home, send gifts to friends, feed your cravings, or even expand your skills.
Good Housekeeping compiled a list of Asian American and Pacific Islander-owned brands and businesses across the nation that you can shop today, including popular beauty labels, Etsy shops, and decor labels that you can support long-term.
Note that there are a ton of brilliant AAPI-owned businesses out there — and they promise to continue updating this list.
We also encourage you to shop locally to support the businesses in your neighborhood.
In light of the sharp increase in racist attacks on the Asian community across the world, Trippin put together a list of Asian owned businesses in NYC for you to support. This list of Asian-owned businesses in NYC is a result of collaboration across our global community and is by no means exhaustive.
Shopify’s mission is to make commerce better for everyone, and their Asian Employee Resource Group (ERG) built this directory to highlight Asian businesses that call Shopify home.
Shopify’s ERG exists to empower Asian employees, merchants, and partners, and they hope to give shoppers around the world the opportunity to support the community by shopping Asian when they can.