Hapa Eats Across America
Summer is all about travels, adventures, and road trips. When we travel, we like to eat! So what better way to blend our love of traveling, food, and Hapas than to give you the Rundown of Hapa Food! We’ve broken out list down region, by region. And we’re featuring not only Hapa famous foods (like Hapa Food Truck), but we also wanted to showcase Hapa Chefs and restaurateurs, like Tara Lazar (Cheeky's), Katsuji Tanabe (MexiKosher) and Scott Roberts (Salt Lick BBQ). We even added a few restaurants run by interracial couples that have the perfect Hapa fusion food (We're looking you at you, Shalom Japan).
Keep an eye out for some of your travel destinations or favorite spots!
San Clemente: Hapa J’s (Hawaiian)
Fullerton: Hapa Cupcakes (Alcohol-infused cupcakes)
San Jose: Hapa Brewing Company (Brewery and Taproom)
Gardena: Happa Restaurant (Japanese/Hawaiian)
Palm Springs: Cheeky's (Breakfast/Bacon)
Boulder/Lakewood/Denver: Motomaki (Poke)
The North East:
Stamford: Hapa Food Truck (Fusion Street Food)
Pittsburg: Hapa Hawaiian Grill (Hawaiian style food)
New York City:
Cincinnatti: Quan Hapa (Asian Street Food)
Alex Chester is the creator and producer of the theatre company WeSoHapa - a theatre based on diversity and inclusion. She is a New York City based columnist for On Stage Blog and contributing writer for ManhattanDigest.com and HuffPo. She also hosts a podcast with fellow writer Melissa Slaughter, We're Not All Ninjas. Follow her on Twitter/Instagram @AlexFChester if you like food and cats.
Melissa has lived in all four time zones in the contiguous United States. A former actor in Seattle, WA, Melissa now resides in NYC as a content creator. She is the producer of the We're Not All Ninjas podcast, which she also hosts with fellow Hapa Mag writer, Alex Chester. Melissa also writes for online blogs Nerdophiles and The Nerds of Color. Find her podcast at @NotAllNinjasPod.