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16 Of The Best Small Businesses In New York's Chinatown With Online Stores

BRB, replacing everything I own with goodies from these Chinatown stores.

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Welcome To Chinatown!

New York City's historic Chinatown is probably best known for its Instagramworthy lantern-adorned streets and delicious late-night eats. But did you know there are dozens of small businesses that are equally as important to the fabric of Chinatown?

Amidst the pandemic and growing anti-Asian sentiment in the US, Chinatown's businesses have taken a massive hit. Luckily, we've compiled a list of small businesses you can support from the comfort of your own home. Happy shopping!

1. Yu and Me Books is the first woman-owned Asian American bookstore in Manhattan, with an aim to highlight immigrant stories and POC writers.

2. Wing On Wo & Co. is the oldest operating store in Chinatown, spanning five generations and selling the finest porcelain goods since 1925.

3. Pearl River Mart began as America's first Chinese American department store and continues its storied history today as an emporium for pretty much anything from clothes and tchotchkes to snacks and books.

4. Grand Tea & Imports is a family-run business serving premium tea and cultural goods to the Chinatown community since 2005.

5. Mott Optical Group is a chain of sunglass and eyewear stores where you can get a medical eye exam and also score your next pair of sick frames.

6. oo35mm is an Asian skincare and beauty store founded and managed by two sisters who research, test, and curate the products themselves.

7. Dahing Plants is a one-stop haven for all things green, whether you're a plant pro or a known plant killer — in which case, they have an "immortal plants" section just for you.

8. SolelyTea is a hybrid sneaker and boba shop that sells rare shoes, streetwear, and, of course, tasty drinks.

9. Ecdysis is a vintage clothing and home decor store unlike any other — the owners travel around the country finding unique pieces, and they even wash and dry clean them before sale.

10. K.K. Discount Store is a mom-and-pop store offering kitchenware, household goods, and more, that has been a staple in the Chinatown landscape for over 30 years.

11. Chop Suey Club is a curator of wacky, beautiful, design-centered items by Chinese artisans completely changing the meaning of "made in China."

12. Eastern Bookstore is a huge bookstore and cultural center offering Chinese-language books, printing materials, and classes.

13. Jing Fong is one of Chinatown's most well-known dim sum restaurants and banquet halls. Stop by for mouth-watering meal, or order a meal kit!

14. Popular Jewelry has been serving up fine jewelry creations since 1989. The owner Eva Sam, who works 365 days a year alongside her husband Charlie, has so many famous clients that she's earned the nickname "ASAP Eva."

15. Shakya Trading Inc. is a family-owned business offering handmade Nepalese and Tibetan gifts and spiritual items.

16. Joy's Flower Pot is a Thai woman-owned florist offering gorgeous custom bouquets and plants that would brighten anyone's day.

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