Asian American and Pacific Islander influences are apparent in Austin’s diverse culture. Whether it’s experiencing the exciting flavors found in restaurants and food trucks, arts and history, or events, the AAPI community is engrained in our city. May is Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage month, here’s a list of local AANHPI owned businesses in Austin to celebrate this month and every day after–check out food, shops services and more below!
OMG Squee- 100% GLUTEN FREE, ASIAN AMERICAN DESSERTS
Little Mama’s Authentic Filipino Food
Hong Kong Supermarket-8557 Research Blvd Suite 130, Austin, TX
Kinokuniya Austin -books and gifts
Hang Fung The Paper Craft & Pantry
Carla Jian- Take her classes at the brand new Studio |||
Marie Skin Tattoo– Brows and more
I’m So Nancy- Party Planner
Dennis Van- pastry chef, custom cakes
AACHI – Austin Asian Community Health Initiative
Asian American Resource Center
Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce
Arts, History, and more:
Leia Sakura Dior (Drag Performer)
Ai Weiwei Installation at The Contemporary Austin – Laguna Gloria.
Isamu Taniguchi Japanese Garden in Zilker Botanical Garden
Y’all We Asian-Austin’s only all-Asian sketch comedy group is composed of some of the city’s best comics. Check their Instagram for upcoming show dates and times. Troupe members also own the Fallout Theater!
Sing Family House Historical Landmark
Lung Family House Historical Landmark
Austin Asian American Film Festival- Upcoming events include Amplify Austin Day, Austin Indie Film Making and Crowd Funding, and the 15th Asian American Film Festival (next month!)
CelebrASIA- THIS SATURDAY! The City of Austin’s Asian American Resource Center (AARC) is hosting its 10th annual CelebrASIA Austin event on Saturday, May 13, 2023 from 11am to 3pm! The family-friendly festival is free and open to the public and celebrates Asian Pacific American (APA) Heritage Month. This family-friendly event offers performances, food vendors, exhibits, and cultural experiences for the entire family. The 2023 festival will commemorate 10 years of the AARC being rooted in community and culture!