With the rise of violence and hate crimes against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community across the country, several Orange County restaurants, chefs and entrepreneurs have stepped up to show their support. Their efforts include direct meal donations to APPI senior citizens as well as donating proceeds to local and national AAPI advocacy groups such as OCAPICA, AAPI Community Fund and Asian Americans Advancing Justice. The following businesses are rallying for the at-risk community.
Banh Xeo Boys | Stanton
Co-founders David Pham and Daniel Ngo’s authentic Vietnamese crepe eatery at Rodeo 39 Public Market is donating a portion of their proceeds through April 4 to OCAPICA. M-Th 11 a.m.-8 p.m., F-Su 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 12885 Beach Blvd., Stanton, 714.379.7080.
Beleaf Burgers | Chino, Stanton
The vegan fast-food restaurant is donating a portion of proceeds to OCAPICA through April 4. Chino: Su-Th noon-6 p.m., F-Sa noon-8 p.m. Stanton: Su-Th 11 a.m.-9 p.m., F-Sa 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Inside Cravings at 99 Ranch Market, 4024 Grand Ave., Unit 102, Chino, 909.517.3907; Rodeo 39 Public Market, 12885 Beach Blvd., Stanton, 714.379.7040.
Berry Brand | Tustin, Cerritos
The acai and pitaya bowl shop is donating all proceeds of its Mango Superfood LOVE Bowl to Stop AAPI Hate and Asian Americans Advancing Justice. 12604 S. St., Cerritos, 562.708.0588; The District at Tustin Legacy, inside the Union Market, 2493 Park Ave., Unit 38, Tustin.
Bestea Bar | Stanton
Bestea Bar at Rodeo 39 Public Market specializes in organic loose-leaf tea and small bites. It is donating a portion of proceeds to OCAPICA through April 4. Open daily 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 12865 Beach Blvd., Suite 1, Stanton.
Blind Rabbit | Anaheim
The not-so-secret speakeasy inside the Anaheim Packing House is donating 200 meals to AAPI seniors via OCAPICA. 440 S. Anaheim Blvd., Suite 104, Anaheim.
Burntzilla + Burnt Crumbs | Irvine
These two Asian-American-owned and operated eateries are donating 50 breakfast meals to AAPI seniors via OCAPICA. Burntzilla: 14413 Culver Drive, Irvine, 949.392.5995. Burnt Crumbs: Los Olivos Marketplace, 8549 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, 949.502.5998.
Dough & Arrow | Costa Mesa
Cookie specialist Dough & Arrow ise donating proceeds from the sales of its ube toasted coconut cookie and Vietnamese iced coffee to the AAPI Community Fund through April 2. 3033 Bristol St., Suite Q, Costa Mesa, 657.247.4483.
Cali Dumpling Delivery | Based in SoCal
SoCal’s premiere dumpling delivery service is donating 100 bags of frozen dumplings to AAPI senior citizens via OCAPICA. firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello Kitty Grand Cafe | Irvine
The Grand Cafe team is donating pastries to local AAPI senior citizens via OCAPICA. Irvine Spectrum Center, 860 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, 949.536.5357.
Heritage Barbecue | San Juan Capistrano
Acclaimed for its Central Texas-style barbecue in historic downtown San Juan Capistrano, Heritage Barbecue is donating all proceeds from its pulled pork adobo bowl to OCAPICA through April 4. W-Su 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (or until sold out). 31721 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano,
Honey & Butter | Irvine
Known for its classic and creative macarons, Honey & Butter is donating proceeds from the sales of its Mulan-themed macarons to OCAPICA. Th-M 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Irvine Spectrum Center, 633 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, 949.536.5556.
Hotties Fried Chicken | Chino Hills, Fullerton, Orange
Hotties donates a portion of proceeds to OCAPICA through April 4. The Shoppes at Chino Hills, 13865 City Center Drive, Suite 3080, Chino Hills, 909.497.7160; Fullerton Hillcrest Park Center, 1101 N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton, 714.519.3334; Village at Orange, 2202 N. Tustin, Suite C, Orange, 714.363.3308.
Mix Mix Kitchen Bar | Santa Ana
Chef Ross Pangilinan’s highly regarded global dining concept is donating 40 meals to AAPI seniors via OCAPICA. W-Th 5-8 p.m., F-Sa 5-9 p.m. 300 N. Main St., Santa Ana, 714.836.5158.
Primal Cuts | Stanton
The artisan butcher shop at Rodeo 39 is donating a portion of proceeds from to OCAPICA through April 4. Offerings range from take-home cuts of meat sourced from small family ranches to cooked specialties such as burgers, filet tips and sides. Open daily 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 12865 Beach Blvd., Suite 25, Stanton, 714.379.8200.
Rodeo Bar | Stanton
Rodeo 39 Public Market’s full bar donates a portion of proceeds to OCAPICA through April 4. 12865 Beach Blvd., Suite 25, Stanton.
Shomi Noods | Long Beach
Known for its “Calikata” tonkotsu ramen and uni ramen, the ramen bar donates a portion of proceeds to OCAPICA through April 4. W-Su 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 625 E. Artesia Blvd., Long Beach, 562.423.1722.
Stowaway Tiki | Tustin
Semi-hidden inside the Union Market at the District at Tustin Legacy, the tiki bar is donating proceeds from its island-themed margaritas to OCAPICA. Tu-Th 5-11 p.m., F-Sa 5 p.m.-midnight. (Kitchen closes around 10 p.m.) 2493 Park Ave., Tustin, 657.208.2088.
Sapphire | Laguna Beach
The globally inspired New American eatery on Coast Highway is donating 50 meals to AAPI seniors via OCAPICA. M-Th 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m., F 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., S 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Su 10 a.m.-9 p.m. 1200 S. Coast Hwy., Suite 101, Laguna Beach, 949.715.9888.
Taylor Made Cuisine | Based in Irvine
The full-service catering and meal-delivery company is donating 300 meals to AAPI seniors via OCAPICA. 17945 Sky Park Circle, Suite G, Irvine, 714.342.6454.
zeroUV | Long Beach
The eyewear brand for the fashion savvy is donating 10% of proceeds from sales at its Rodeo 39 boutique through April 12. 12885 Beach Blvd., Suite 16, Stanton, 714.847.4525.
Photo credits: Heritage Barbecue, John Troxell. All other images courtesy FWD PR.