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7 AAPI-Owned Businesses in Tulsa, OK

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, making it the perfect time of year to support some of Tulsa’s AAPI-owned businesses! From delicious traditional cuisine to Oklahoma’s largest Asian supermarket, Tulsa is home to an array of AAPI-owned businesses. Here are seven AAPI-owned businesses to support this month:

1. Pan-Asia Supermarket

Location: 12919 E 31st St, Tulsa, OK

Step inside Pan-Asia Supermarket, and you'll find a variety of Asian products and cuisine staples at a one-stop shop. With over 10,000 Asian products, including fresh meat, seafood, fruit, and vegetables, available, Pan-Asia Supermarket is your go-to destination whether you want to explore new flavors or locate hard-to-find ingredients for your favorite Asian recipes. 

2. Manila Ice Food Truck 

Manila Ice, operated by a husband and wife duo, is a Filipino Food Truck committed to sharing their culture’s fun and friendly way of life. They offer a variety of Filipino dishes with seasonal menu changes and rotating specials. Keep an eye out for them around Tulsa and stay updated on their whereabouts and upcoming events on their Instagram and Facebook profiles!

3. Korean Garden 

Location: 12773 E 41st St Tulsa, OK 

For delicious, authentic Korean cuisine, visit Korean Garden. This family-run restaurant provides a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with a diverse menu of appetizers, fried rice combinations, soups, pancakes, and more!

4. DBK Desserts by Kou See 

Location: 949 N Elm Place, Broken Arrow, OK

When Kou See Vang relocated to Tulsa, she felt the absence of a nearby Asian bakery. In response, she founded DBK Desserts, which specializes in Asian sponge cakes and desserts. Located in Broken Arrow, just outside of Tulsa, DBK Desserts is the perfect spot to satisfy your sweet tooth and support a local AAPI-owned business.

5. Masala and More

Location: 7825 E 71st St, Tulsa, OK

Masala and More specializes in Indian and South Asian groceries, featuring fresh vegetables, frozen food, snacks, and more. From fragrant spices to specialty snacks, this store is a paradise for those looking to explore the rich flavors of South Asia.

6.100°C Grill & Hot Pot

Location: 1931 S Yale Ave, Tulsa, OK 

This month, dine at Tulsa's first hot pot-oriented & grill restaurant! Hot pot is a Chinese-style of dining where various ingredients are cooked in a simmering soup pot filled with flavorful broths.

7. Nam Hai International Market

Location: 11528 E 21st St, Tulsa, OK

Nam Hai International Market is a beloved fixture in Tulsa's Asian grocery scene. Here, you'll discover a wide range of Asian products, including fresh produce, frozen goods, sauces, and snacks. The market is known for its friendly staff and diverse selection, making it a must-visit for any culinary adventurer.

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