Incredible Brands Founded by the AAPI Community

May 13, 2022

It is AAPI month and here’s a curated list of incredible brands that are founded by folks in the AAPI community. 

Special for AAPI month, eat2explore]">eat2explore[/url] is offering an explore Asia kit with recipes, sauces, and spices from Singapore, China, Japan, India, and South Korea. eat2explore provides tools for families to cook together, learn and dine on different cuisines and cultures. Not only will kids get to eat these yummy dishes, but there are also lesson plans included that will teach kids about the regions, as well as fun facts. 

The boxes can be purchased one box at a time, or through a monthly subscription. eat2explore provides three easy-follow-recipes and a shopping list to purchase proteins and vegetables of your choice, as well as including hard-to-find spices and sauces. Available at www.eat2explore.comAmazonWilliams Sonoma, and Kohls.

Vite Ramen is the world's first all-in-one nutritionally-complete ramen or Healthy Ramen. Taking the convenience of instant noodles and blending it with the powerful nutritional benefits your body needs and the savory flavors your taste buds crave, makes Vite Ramen the perfect feel-good meal that is good for you. Every serving of Vite Ramen is packed with 25% DV of all 27 vitamins and minerals your body needs to get you through the day, specifically crafted for bioavailability. Each packet contains up to 31g of complete protein, 9 grams of prebiotic fiber, and ALA Omega-3s, and is formulated with a calculated macronutrient and fiber approach, which helps adults sustain optimal energy levels.  Vite Ramen is made without deep frying, preservatives, or tons of salt.

Made in the USA, Vite Ramen is the "future of food," offering fast and easy preparation, no post-meal crash, and everything you need to perform at 110%. Shelf-stable, Vite Ramen is delicious right out of the packet, or easily customizable to your tastes. Available as a subscription. Vite Ramen is available in 6 and 9 packs in Garlic Pork Tonkotsu, Spicy Sichuan Chili Edition, Roasted Soy Sauce, Vegan White Miso, and a Variety pack. Available at   

Vite Kitchens was started by Asian twin brothers, Tim and Tom Zheng. Tim cooked in a Michelin Star restaurant after culinary school, then graduated with a degree in Managerial Economics from UC Davis, while Tom graduated with a degree in Clinical Nutrition from UC Davis.

TheraBox was founded by a therapist to make it easy to discover and maintain self-care rituals that inspire joy and fulfillment each month. Each box includes a happiness activity meant to be practiced throughout the month (or longer!) in addition to 7-8 full-sized wellness items for the mind, body, and soul. Packed with over $120 in value, products are curated by therapists and include aromatherapy, natural and organic bath, body, and skincare products, and other lifestyle goodies. Happiness Plans range from a single month to a full year.

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