At CAAM, we’ve always believed in the power of stories and food to connect and inspire our communities.
Below is a selected list of in-kind partners who have generously supported CAAM. They have nourished our staff, brought merriment to CAAMFest attendees, and it is the stories they tell through their food and drink that underpin the vibrant cultural diversity we so cherish as a storytelling organization.
In this current public health crisis, countless are being affected, and the restaurant industry is one of the hardest hit. If you are able, we ask that you consider supporting these businesses, whether it is through donating to a worker relief fund, ordering takeout, purchasing gift cards for future use, sharing on social media, or sending an encouraging note.
Thank you for your support. We are stronger together!
Restaurants are constantly adjusting to the changing circumstances. Please check each website for the latest information.
Delivery Available – Nationwide
Boba Guys – Most cafes in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York are closed until further notice. Limited pop-ups in Hayes Valley and The Burrow. Tea, merchandise, and The Boba Book are available for purchase via their site. Updates daily at instagram.com/bobaguys. 20% off gift cards to select businesses aka “Restaurant Bonds” available at nomnombond.com.
Brown Estate Wines – The first and only Black-owned estate winery in California’s Napa Valley. Guests at our Sundance reception and panel this year were lucky to try their highly-regarded Zinfandels. Ground Shipping included on online orders of $75+.
Dang Foods – Plant-based, dairy-free, especially delicious Asian-American snacks. Founded by two Thai-American brothers in Berkeley, CA. A CAAM staff favorite. Available online or at stores nationwide.
Ito En – If you stroll through the CAAM office, you will see bottles of Ito En Green Tea everywhere. Stay hydrated! Available online or at stores nationwide.
Jade Chocolates – Both stores in San Francisco are closed. Mindy’s confections have long been special CAAMFest treats. Sitewide sale on rice paddies, teas, and chocolate bars.
Magnolia Ice Cream – Refreshing, summertime Asian ice cream flavors like lychee, buko, and ube. We recommend the halo halo! Available online or at stores nationwide.
Socola Chocolatier – Founded by a duo of Vietnamese sisters in San Francisco–chocolate truffles, bars, and other confections to satisfy your sweetest tooth. Their chocolates are literal pieces of art and a great pick-me-up. In store pick up is available, Monday to Friday 9 AM -2 PM. Order ahead for drinks: kyoo.tech/socola
Tanduay Rum – Repping the Philippines, Tanduay was voted “Best White Rum” at the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Available online and in stores nationwide.
Delivery or Pickup Available – Bay Area
Dumpling Time (San Francisco) – What would the Bay Area be without one of our most treasured institutions: dim sum? Enjoy some at home with a contemporary twist. Delivery available via Caviar.
Kasa Indian Eatery (San Francisco and Redwood City) – Family-owned in the Bay Area for 12 years. We *love* the samosas from these long-time CAAMFest supporters. Contactless delivery and pick-up available from their locations in the Castro, Nob Hill, and Redwood City.
Koast Kombucha (San Francisco) – You might have had the chance to enjoy their Kombucha on-tap station at CAAMFest last year. Delivery is not available, but you can find them in local stores.
Nyum Bai (Oakland) – One of CAAM’s favorite Cambodian restaurants in the Bay Area from Nite Yun, an incredible, award-winning chef featured at our Getting Real with Ali Wong benefit in January. Currently closed and will re-open for take out in the summer. Nyum Bai Workers Relief Fund at https://www.gofundme.com/f/nyum-bai-support-fund.
Reem’s California (San Francisco and Oakland) – This Arab bakery packs in exciting flavors and aromas and the most heartwarming of breads. Curbside pickup in the Mission (11 AM – 7 PM): Reem’s Fruitvale Worker Relief Fund at https://www.gofundme.com/f/reem039s-fruitvale-upgrade
SF Chickenbox (San Francisco) – From the minds and stomachs of long-time CAAM friends, a delicious and delightfully fried staple paired with mochi muffins! Takeout/delivery available Monday – Saturday (11 AM – 8 PM). Free lunch for kids and 10% off for service industry employees.
Sol Food (San Rafael and Mill Valley) – A beloved Marin spot for hearty Puerto Rican food. Contactless delivery and pick-up available (until 9 PM from San Rafael and until 8 PM from Mill Valley). $200 minimum for deliveries to San Francisco.