Visit Alexandria Encourages Support of Asian-Owned Businesses

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Katie Nguyen-Wells, Owner of AR Workshop (Photo: Sarah Marcella Creative)

ALEXANDRIA, VA-May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. Visit Alexandria is encouraging people, starting Saturday, to support AAPI-owned businesses around the city.  Do your part to help some Alexandria favorites operate and #StopAsianHate.

Creative Spaces

Get crafty with AR Workshop owner Katie Nguyen Wells and explore international art at Kyo Gallery with a special 20% discount on all original works.


Old Town: Try May specialty flavors Honey Lavender and Wild Blueberry at Nicecream, authentic Vietnamese comfort food at owner Quang Nguyen’s Pho Nam and sushi plus ever-changing frosé flavors at Teddy Kim’s The Handover. Or, enjoy riverside views and clambakes at Philippines-born Meshelle Armstrong’s Hummingbird and stay tuned for her soon-to-open BEAUTY by Society Fair, an off-shoot of the beloved retail food market in Alexandria.

Carlyle and Kingstowne: Enjoy some of the freshest and healthiest Thai food in the DMV area from owner Thia Kongubol’s Pasara Thai.

West End: Savory soup dumplings and more at owned Amy Liang’s KungFu Kitchen serving Northern-style authentic Chinese food in the West End’s Alexandria Commons shopping center or try Northern Vietnamese cuisine at T-ZO Vietnamese.

Del Ray:

Enjoy raved-about samosas and palaak chat from Spice Kraft Indian Bistro, featured in the 2021 Washington Post Spring Dining Guide.

Take a look at Visit Alexandria’s full blog post HERE.

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