Inspired by years of living in Bangkok, Crispy Gai represents a small tribute to a vibrant people and culture we hold in great reverence. We stand in solidarity with the AAPI community and others who have been made targets of violence and discrimination. We are committed to act as allies and support our friends, neighbors, and employees. We will strive to listen and respond to the needs of people and organizations that promote equity and anti-racism.

AUGUST:
BLACK OWNED MAINE

SEPTEMBER: 
WAYSIDE FOOD PROGRAMS

ABOUT BLACK OWNED MAINE

"Black Owned Maine understands how deeply racism is embedded into economic practices and recognizes how that harms Black communities. We work to disrupt those patterns of racism in order to open greater stability, opportunities, and growth for Black people. Black businesses play an important role in providing essential, culturally relevant services and goods, and supporting Black-owned businesses also help members of our community have greater freedom and autonomy in their own lives."

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AAPI OWNED BUSINESSES IN THE GREATER PORTLAND AREA 

This list was originally compiled by Lydia Belden (@portlandeatsme) and has since turned into a community effort. This list is by no means complete and is ever-growing. If you know of an AAPI-owned business not listed, please email us at hello@crispygai.com so we can add them!

 

PORTLAND

Bao Bao Dumpling House

Bahn Appetit

Benkay

Boda

Bubble Mania

China Taste

CÔNG TỬ BỘT

Crunchy Poke

Empire Chinese Kitchen

Fortune Garden

Ginza Town

Golden Lotus

Green Elephant

Hi Bombay

India Palace

Izakaya Minato

Jing Yan Restaurant + Bar

Kuno

Little Brother Chinese Food

Mainly Noods

Mami

Mi Sen Noodle Bar

Mite

Miyake

N to Tail

Norimoto Bakery

Pai Men Miyake

Panda Garden

Pho Huong

Pom’s Thai Taste Noodle House

Sabieng

Saigon Restaurant

Sapporo

Sichuan Kichen

Tahn Than 2

Tandoor

Thai ESAAN

The Sinful Kitchen

Veranda Noodle House

Veranda Thai Cuisine

Vientiane Market

Yobo

Yordprom

Yosaku

Zen Chinese Bistro

SOUTH PORTLAND

Hana Thai

Imperial China Chinese Restaurant

Ruby Thailand

Taj Indian Cuisine

Thai Taste

Kobe Steakhouse & Sushi

BRUNSWICK

Bombay Mahal

Maine St. Steak & Oyster

Shere Punjab

Tao Yuan

Zao Ze Café & Market

Bangkok Garden

Little Tokyo

Little Saigon

Lemongrass

Golden Chopsticks

Asian Garden

WESTBROOK

Big Fin Poke

Pho Co. Variety

PHOever Maine

Veranda Kitchen & Bar

LA Belle Patisserie ME

Chilla Villa

Jack’s Thai Cuisine

Bamboo Bistro

 

BIDDEFORD

Happy Dragon

Jewel of India

Koi

Que Huong Restaurant

Thai ME


SACO

Jins Sushi & Ramen

 

OLD ORCHARD BEACH

Bua Thai

China Eatery

 

KENNEBUNK

Mekhong Thai

 

WELLS

Mekhong Thai

East

 

WATERVILLE

Jewel of India

Jin Yuan

Mirakuya Sushi & Steak House

Pad Thai Too

 

SANFORD

Egg Roll Café

Mee-D Thai

Pho Saigon

 

SCARBOROUGH

Chia Sen

Thai 9

Chaba Thai

 

LEWISTON

Pure Thai Kitchen

 

ORONO

Thai Orchid

Thai Kitchen

Nest

 

WINDHAM

Eagle

Hana Thai Asian Cuisine

 

FREEPORT

China Rose

Thai Garden

Li’s Place

 

FALMOUTH

Orchid Thai

 

YARMOUTH

Little China Express

China Taste

 

TOPSHAM

Kume

 

WINSLOW

Asian Café

 

AUBURN

Munoi Brunch

 

FOOD TRUCKS

Tacos del Seoul

Vy Bahn Mi

Nom Bai Street Kitchen

Mami

KUNO

Li’s Chinese Express Food Cart

Le Mu Eats

 

MARKETS & GROCERY

Sun Oriental

Veranda Market

Hong Kong Market

Ongii Ferments & Food

Trans Market

Haknuman Meanchey

Veranda Market