San Antonio

Celebrate local AAPI restaurants all month long with a first of its kind passport

SAN ANTONIO — In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage month, Owner of Sari Sari, Camille De Los Reyes is encouraging individuals to assist AAPI owned restaurants throughout the town. 

All month long, individuals can current their AAPI Restaurant Passport to collaborating areas and obtain 10% off. The free printable passport is obtainable here. You also can decide one up at any of the collaborating restaurants, meals vans, and markets. 

“Hopefully (it will) entice people to visit all these different restaurants and locations, the markets and the food trucks,” De Los Reyes stated. “Just to kind of explore, to give a space to our community, to share their stories about how they got here or what’s important to us and why we do what we do.” 

Sari Sari, a Filipino market, restaurant and bakery was first established by her dad and mom in 1995. The household business has since expanded to 2 areas and added a meals truck. 

De Los Reyes’ dad and mom began the market of their house after they couldn’t discover genuine Filipino merchandise within the metropolis. 

“My dad had to look for those items from Houston even to just kind of bring them and cook for the family.”

Although she didn’t count on to take over the household business rising up, she is proud to continue to grow the household owned shops and restaurants. 

In addition to experiencing all the meals the AAPI neighborhood has to supply, De Los Reyes hopes the passport project permits individuals to study extra in regards to the tales behind all of the collaborating companies. 

At the top of the month, you’ll be able to drop your passport off at any Sari Sari location to be entered in a raffle for a likelihood to win prizes from the San Antonio Spurs AAPI Affinity Network. Your passport should have 15 stamps and be turned in between June 1 – June 5. Winners shall be introduced on June 6. 

Here’s a listing of collaborating AAPI owned companies: 

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