- Business Advocacy
Yang’s Kitchen, 112 W. Main St., added a marketplace in late March 2020 due to the COVID-19 crisis. This contemporary new generation Asian American eatery opened in October 2019 and has been receiving many acclaimed positive reviews for their signature locally sourced sustainable and organic dishes such as the beef noodle soup, roasted squash and kale salad, and the pork strozzapreti.
Owners Chef Chris Yang and Maggie Ho made a decision to temporarily close Yang’s Kitchen for a week and soon re-opened in April 2020 with a modified menu and converted their dining area into a marketplace. Mr. Yang shared, "We couldn't serve our regular dishes because we had to furlough our staff. We took a week off and tried to figure out business. Since groceries were in need the most during that time, and we still have access to food and goods sources, we decided to have a marketplace for our customers and community so they could have access to fresh produce, prepared goods, and more. We did not serve any cooked dishes because we did not have the staffing and ability to prepare the food. Fortunately, we were able to rehire our staff and started to offer prepared food again."
Redeveloping and adapting to the changes has been a challenge for Yang’s Kitchen. "It's tough to keep up with what we need to do and with all the updates from the government guidelines.” Maggie explained. “We just need to adapt to things." Groceries were something that people needed and it was a simple thing for Chris and Maggie to manage since they did not need to prepare any food. Yang’s Kitchen continues to support local farmers and small businesses by offering their merchandise in their marketplace.
Customers can order online or at their location from a great selection of organic and fresh items of dry goods, meats, poultries, seafood, eggs, beverages, prepared goods, toilet paper, and local crafted items such as homemade candles and handmade pottery. Yang’s Kitchen has adjusted their food menu items for more convenience and less labor intensive to prepare dishes, yet they still have the high quality taste of freshness and healthy organic ingredients. Popular dishes such as the chicken rice bowl are served with slow cooked cage-free chicken over organic white rice and pickled daikon, sautéed cabbage, and the red wine beef cheek stew is style beef stew prepared with locally sourced beef and vegetables cooked in Vin de California Pinot Noir red wine and served with organic white rice. Yang’s Kitchen offers discounts for front line and health care workers to give back for their services.
Yang’s Kitchen prioritizes safety and health for all and practices health and safety procedures and protocols. Contact them at 626-281-1035 for pick-up orders, or visit their website at www.yangskitchenla.com for more information on hours, menu items, and online ordering. New hours of operation are Friday – Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and closed on Wednesday and Thursday. Be up to date on their dish specials and new items on the menu by following them on instagram @yangskitchenla.