Coming Together: Orange County Businesses Give Back to the AAPI Community

Mike Pham and Andy Nguyen of Beleaf, Bestea and Primal Cuts

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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 at Rodeo 39
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.

Burnt Group owners Phi Nguyen, Paul Cao, Martin Tse and Minh Pham
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. orders@calidumplingdelivery.com

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 executive chef Nick Echaore and pitmaster Daniel Castillo
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 at Rodeo 39 Public Market
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 owners Michael and Taylor DeCosta
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.

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