Resy Presents

The Community Series

These are the stories of the people and places that make our communities special, told through their own voices and perspectives.

Illustrations by Luis Mendo

Because This Is What Community Looks Like

Welcome to the Community Series. These are the stories of the people and places that make our communities special, told…


San Francisco

‘We Are Still Here’: On Standing Up for San Francisco’s Black Community

San Francisco native Tiffany Carter is the chef and owner of Boug Cali in San Francisco, as well as a…


Los Angeles

On the Resilience of Long Beach’s Cambodian American Community

James Tir is a Cambodian American food content creator and Long Beach, Calif. native who grew up in Long Beach’s…


Hmong food is a philosophy. It’s a way of thinking about food that’s all-encompassing. If you want to know our culture and our people, just look at our food. Because our food is intricately woven into our cultural DNA. It tells the story of who we are. Yia Vang, 'Hmong Food Isn't a Cuisine. It's a Philosophy.'


On American Barbecue and the Black Community That Built It

Food historian Adrian Miller doesn’t remember how old he was when he started craving his mother’s barbecued pork spareribs, sausages,…



A Chef’s Eating Guide to the Twin Cities’ Hmong Village

As the home to the largest concentration of Hmong people outside of Southeast Asia, it only makes sense that the…


Los Angeles

A Local’s Guide to Eating Your Way Through Long Beach’s Incredible Cambodian Restaurants 

James Tir, known as @lbfoodcoma on Instagram, is no stranger to knowing the best places to grab a bite to…


Food is the great connector and allows us to be open to new flavors in the same way we should always be open to new people and new understandings. I can’t tell you how proud I am to come from a place where we show coexistence is possible every day. Side by side. I have the best neighbors in the world. Jessica Ramos, 'The Ultimate Guide to Queens.'
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Los Angeles

A Perfect Day of Mexican Food in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a Mexican city. A wide array of Mexico’s state cuisines can be found in Los Angeles, in…



Susie Lau’s Personal Guide to London’s Chinatown

Restaurants have only been open for outdoor dining in London for a couple of days, but Susie Lau has already…


New York

It’s Time to Support Chinatown Restaurants. Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou Is Even Willing to Share Her Secret List.

This March, New York State Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou, who represents Manhattan’s Chinatown and the Financial District, did something she never thought she’d…


For nearly two centuries, Chinatowns have been an essential part of American communities. If they began in the 1840s as safe havens for Chinese immigrants, they have remained vital parts of our cities ever since — neighborhoods where Americans could find opportunity, discovery, reinvention. Neighborhoods where we all come together to eat. Click through to find definitive guides and stories about Chinatowns everywhere
Stephanie H. Shih, an artist based in Brooklyn, in front of her favorite bubble tea spot in Sunset Park’s Chinatown. // Photo by Mike Grippi for Resy

New York

The Ultimate Guide to Brooklyn’s Chinatown, According to Stephanie Shih

It’s the height of autumn in Sunset Park. We’re on a sunny strip of concrete on the edge of 8th…


BBQ King House remains one of the best dining deals in Chicago. // Credit: Kevin Pang


The Resy Guide to Chicago Chinatown, By Those Who Love It Best

Chicago’s “Second City” moniker extends to its Chinatown. By population and business density, it’s no Manhattan or San Francisco. Few…


The Historic Chinatown Gate. // Credit: JiaYing Grygiel


The Resy Guide to Seattle’s International District, By Those Who Love It Best

Asian people have been a part of Seattle since the Pacific coast city was founded in the 1850s. Chinese settlers…


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