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May 6, 2020

Asian-Owned Small Businesses Need Your Help More Than Ever — Here Are 11 You Can Support Right Now

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We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

1. Mama O’s Kimchi makes kimchi full of good probiotics to keep your gut healthy and spice up your meals. You can order it premade or purchase a DIY kit! It’ll include everything you need to make your own kimchi.

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Can we make homemade kimchi the new quarantine sourdough starter?

Get the make-your-own kit from Mama O’s Kimchi for $45.

2. Saher's Studio explores first-gen South Asian woes through a comedic lens. You can make a fun statement with their T-shirts, balloons, and hair pins.

Saher's Studio / Via etsy.com

Promising review: "Perfect T-shirts! I ordered these shirts for my little sisters in hopes that they embrace our cultural heritage with sass and pride. :) Keep up the wonderful work." —Etsy Customer

Get the Chup Kar shirt from Saher's Studio on Etsy for $18 (available in sizes S–XL and two colors).

3. Diaspora Co. is dedicated to building a better spice trade that's fair to farmers and delicious to its consumers. They sell delicious spices that will take your cooking to the next level.

DIASPORA / Via diasporaco.com

I have never tried a brighter pepper in my life. My cooking is 110% better because of Diaspora.

Preorder The Trio from Diaspora Co. for $30.

4. Trust Studios explores Asian American life through streetwear. They describe each item's importance to Asian American culture on their site, so you can rep your new shirt and know the story behind it.

TRUST Studios / Via trust.camp

Get the Yakult shirt from Trust Studios for $48 (available in sizes S–XL).

5. Nguyen Coffee Supply partners directly with a fourth-generation farmer who owns and operates his family farm in Vietnam. You can feel good about where your coffee comes from while getting your caffeine fix.

Nguyen Coffee Supply / Via nguyencoffeesupply.com

According to their website, Nguyen Coffee Supply is the first ever Vietnamese American–owned importer, supplier, and roaster of green coffee beans from Vietnam in New York.

Get the Original Phin Kit from Nguyen Coffee Supply for $28 (comes with one bag of coffee and one NCS Phin Filter).

6. Wing On Wo & Co. is the oldest store in New York’s Chinatown and creates the most beautiful porcelain goods. They also give back to the NY Chinatown community through their W.O.W. Project. Their mission is to create space for conversations to happen across language barriers and generational gaps to ensure the future of art, community, and activism in Chinatown.

Wing On Wo & Co / Via wingonwoand.co

Not only will your home-cooked meals look steezy, but you can feel good about it too.

Get the Playful Cat Chopstick Rests from Wing On Wo & Co. for $3.

7. Sannuki creates streetwear that nods to Pakistani heritage. Their items are well made (hello embroidered hoodie!) and cute as heck.

SANNUKI / Via sannuki.com

Sannuki gives back 14% of proceeds to charitable organizations in Pakistan.

Get the Badshahi Masjid hoodie from Sannuki for $50 (available in sizes XS–XXL).

8. The Wok Shop is a San Francisco Chinatown staple. They've been selling woks and other cooking supplies for more than 40 years and will help you have a better-stocked kitchen.

Wok Shop / Via wokshop.com

According to their website, Nancy Pelosi recognized their outstanding service to the community this year!

Get a carbon steel hammered pow wok from The Wok Shop for $22.95+ (available in four sizes).

9. Other Publishing is a trans graphic design collective based in Richmond, Virginia. They celebrate queer life within the Asian community and create the most beautiful zines.

Other Publishing / Via printedmatter.org

Get your Ching Shih zine from Other Publishing on Printed Matter for $25.

10. Franca is a multicultural design studio based in Brooklyn, New York. The team's diverse cultural backgrounds serve as inspiration to create their playful and modern pieces.

Franca / Via francanyc.com

Franka donates 15% of all profits to Food Bank for NYC.

Get the Finca planter from Franca for $26+ (available in four sizes and five patterns).

11. Rooted NYC believes in the positive mental, emotional, and physical health benefits associated with having greenery in your home. You can find plants, planters/supplies, and adorable merch on their site.

Rooted / Via rooted.nyc

Plants ship free nationwide right now!

Get a mystery bundle of four small plants from Rooted NYC for $49.

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