In honor of the last week of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, our community of food truck owners who identify as Asian American and Native Hawaiian Pacific Islanders (AAPI) are banding together to raise funds for the community.
While we’ve seen some progress since last year—with new legislation and awareness campaigns kicking off across the county—hate crimes against the AAPI community are still happening in the Bay Area.
Last year, we raised $5,000 to benefit the Asia Pacific Fund. This year, we’re raising funds for the Cut Fruit Collective, which supports the AAPI community through art, publishing and a shared love of food.
All week, these 7 trucks are partnering with Off the Grid to donate 10% of their proceeds to Cut Fruit Collective. Off the Grid will match the amount donated.
From May 23rd-May 30th, you can skip doing the dishes and eat out while supporting a great cause.
Here’s Where to Eat This Week to Support the AAPI Community
Marley’s Treats is a Filipino-inspired fusion dessert bakery. They serve up a variety of macarons, cakes, cupcakes, and ube ice cream. Swing by to grab their famous flan ube cheesecakes. You can find their full food truck schedule on their website or visit their Hayward storefront.
Little Green Cyclo
Want to buy from a business that gives back to the community and sustainably sources its products? You’re in luck. The Little Green Cyclo is a women-founded truck that crafts healthy Vietnamese food and beverages using responsibly sourced products.
You can view their schedule on their website. While you’re there, grab one of their killer Vietnamese iced coffees or a tofu banh mi.
Kiss My Boba
Is there anything more delicious than a cold bubble tea on a hot summer day? Kiss My Boba, the first Boba food truck in San Francisco, serves up bubble tea, coffee, and snacks. Try their popular Tongan Mango Otai (a family recipe!) or green milk tea. Follow them on Instagram to see their weekly schedule.
If you don’t already know Hula Truck, you’re in for a treat. Hula bills itself as having “Pacific Island flavor with a NorCal twist.” If you don’t know what that means, think adobo omelet and lechon kawali. Check out their Instagram to view their weekly schedule. Wherever you decide to visit them, get there early; their Lechon Kawali sells out fast!
Bun Bao is determined to give customers the best-tasting Chinese food in the U.S. Some of their most popular foods include their braised pork belly and Teriyaki chicken. They will be at a variety of locations throughout the Bay Area.
Da Poke Man
Jonah Goldstein’s Aroy Thai is inspired by his many trips to Thailand and his love for Thai food. Some of his most popular dishes include pork belly with rice and his khao soi. You can find him this week at Spark Social.
Stand Against AANHPI Hate
This week, come out to support local businesses and take a stand against hate in our city. Can’t find time to come out this week? Follow these trucks on social media to visit them another time, and check out these other ways to support the AANHPI community.