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The Chinese Delivery Apps and Heroic FB Group That Are Keeping the SGV’s Mom and Pop Restaurants Alive

The Chinese Delivery Apps and Heroic FB Group That Are Keeping the SGV’s Mom and Pop Restaurants Alive
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The San Gabriel Valley (or simply SGV) is oftentimes best known for its abundance of Asian cuisine. Soup dumplings, Taiwanese hot pot, Sichuan lamb skewers, and fresh milk tea dot the rich culinary landscape of one of the largest Asian American communities in the U.S. So, when the pandemic hit, many worried how the prospering foodie culture would weather an indefinite period where indoor dining is no longer viable.

For restaurateurs everywhere, the new means of survival meant capitalizing on delivery, takeout, and, if space and resources allow, alfresco dining. Some have begun limited dine-in services as well. But the SGV community has also found alternative solutions—in social media, namely a rapidly growing Facebook group by the name “SGV Eats,” and proliferation of Chinese food delivery services that have swooped in in the name of saving authentic Chinese cuisine.

San Gabriel Valley Foodies Rally Together on Facebook

SGV Eats, created by two real-estate entrepreneurs and SGV natives, Brian Ngoy and Alan An, serves as a virtual gathering space for restaurant owners and foodies. (The group was first highlighted in the LAist). When Ngoy and An saw some of their favorite eateries hit hard by the pandemic, […]

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