Support AAPI-Owned Businesses

by Lashay Smith
April 22, 2021

Categories: AAPI, LGBTQ, SHOP PHL,

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PIDC is proud to support diverse businesses in Philadelphia. As we prepare to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May, we are highlighting a few of our client businesses that are Asian American and Pacific Islander owned. We encourage you to support these clients, and other businesses throughout Philadelphia, today and beyond. Read our message about solidarity and support.

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Image courtesy of Laurentius Salon (Philly Mag), Club House Gym, Lulu Cafe + Chinatown Learning Center

Ala Modak

Middle Eastern Restaurant serving a range of dishes and Halal friendly. Hookah lounge on the 2nd floor.


Kebabs & Pakistani BBQ from a Halal kitchen served cafeteria-style in a renovated old-school diner.

Cajun Heroes Seafood Boil, Gumbo & Po’ Boys

Bringing the South to Philly in array of flavors served chilled, dry spices, naked or shake it. With flavors inspired by Captain Bill Seafood Market from the lower 9th ward, two friends (a Nola native & Philly native) joined forces and brought the flavors to Philly.

Chabaa Thai Bistro

Intimate Thai bistro in Manayunk. Curbside pickup and delivery available.

D’jakarta Cafe

Family-run BYOB serving Indonesian satay, noodles and soups in comfortable surrounds.

FRIEDA for generations

FRIEDA is a modern cafe, bakery and gathering place that believes everyone’s lives are richer if they connect with people of other generations. Stop for coffee, fresh-baked pastries and their signature almond cake. They also offer drawing classs, social media workshops, and film screenings.

Fork Restaurant

A woman-owned restaurant in Old City offering new American cuisine, craft cocktails and an extensive wine list for dinner and Sunday brunch. While the physical location is temporarily closed, each day the restaurant staff will be preparing a special meal for pickup anytime after 4:00 PM.

High Street Philly

High Street Philly serves fresh-baked breads and pastries alongside seasonal salads, sandwiches, pastas, and pizza for take-out and delivery. The new location is at 101 S. 9th St (between Chestnut & Sansom).


A family-owned restaurant that serves authentic Indonesian cuisine located in the Bella Vista area. The restaurant name, Jembatan Lima ( lima being “five” in Indonesia ) is based on an area in Jakarta, Indonesia where the humble beginnings of this family food business first started in the 80’s.

Kurry Korner

Kurry Korner’s unique Southeast Asian curry recipe originated from their family Auntie, who lives in Vancouver, Canada. When Auntie worked at a famous restaurant, she came up with this recipe using over 30 different ingredients. Now it is here in Philly’s Chinatown Square.

Last Drop Coffeehouse

A casual cafe with local stapes for bagels, sandwiches & desserts, along with weekday lunch specials.

Little Instanbul

Family Owned Uzbek & Turkish Mediterranean Halal Restaurant

Lulu Cafe

A Taiwanese boutique cafe named after Princess Lulu – a French bulldog. This cafe brings you the most authentic Taiwanese bubble teas and street snacks.

NY Bagel & Deli Shop

A bagel and deli shop that serves breakfast and lunch all day, including paninis, wraps, coffee, smoothies, milkshakes, cheesesteaks, burgers, and salads.


Originally established in 1982 in Daejeon, South Korea, Pelicana offers premium, all-natural, non-gmo, veggie-fed chickens in FRESH, NEW oil DAILY. They never fry their chicken twice, so it is fresh & juicy.

Pho House

Pho House is a Vietnamese restaurant specializing in pho, along with many vegan options and banh mi’s. Delivery available through UberEats, Caviar, Door Dash, Grub Hub.

Sophie’s Kitchen

Authentic Cambodian cooking, with signature dishes such as bok lahong (papaya salad) and ah mok (fish stew steamed in a banana leaf). Nearly all of the dishes start with ahousemade kreung, lemongrass paste that is a signature of Cambodian cuisine.


Traditional Indian recipes and presented with a modern outlook, the food is prepared from scratch with fresh ingredients

Bamn Fitness

Bamn stands for “by any means necessary”. It is a gym offering the necessary tools for powerlifting, olympic lifting, body building, recreational weightlifting and general fitness.

Club House Gym

As a non-traditional personal training studio, CLUB HOUSE Gym is committed to offering a safe, hate-free, judgement-free, and completely inclusive space for anyone and everyone to move, train, and heal, regardless of their gender, sexuality, size, age, ethnicity, or ability. When you walk through our doors, they want you to feel like you’re actually coming home.

CrossFit Novem

Everyone comes to Novem for a different reason—to get stronger, fitter, reduce stress, gain confidence, even create new friendships.

Lumos Yoga & Barre

Affirming, inclusive, Body Positive Fitness Studio featuring Barre, Vinyasa, Sculpt, & so much more. May you feel radiant, vibrant, luminous.

Optimal Physical Therapy Gym

A group of physical therapists and support staff whose mission is to make physical therapy services accessible to all of Philadelphia’s communities.

tuck barre & yoga

Callie and Hagana met in Callie’s yoga class eleven years ago. They opened the studio to create a community-oriented space where yoga is accessible to everyone and barre is modified for all levels.

Laurentius Salon

Incorporated in 2003, Laurentius Salon is an Asian-owned and LGBTQ-owned business offering high end hair styling and related services as well as retail of hair and accessory products.

Lighting Beauty Supplies Inc.

A beauty supply store located at 5608 Germantown Avenue.

Kim’s Family Hair Cut

A barber and beauty salon on 2552 Kensington Avenue.

Vault + Vine

Vault & Vine offers one-time flower deliveries or flower subscriptions.

Peacock Laboratories, Inc

Peacock Laboratories, Inc has been providing industry leadership in the development of new mirror product development and manufacturing technologies since 1930.

Vpro Construction LLC

A home improvement, masonry, and remodeling company. 

Asian Arts Initiative

Connecting cultural expression and social change, Asian Arts Initiative uses art as a vehicle to explore the diverse experiences of all communities which include Asian Americans.

Chinatown Learning Center

A high-quality preschool environment that will prepare your child for kindergarten.

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