First We Feast's

Hungry For More

Season 2

September 21, 2022

The Movement to Save New York's Chinatown

From roasted duck noodle soup to steamed rice rolls and weekend dim sum, Chinatown is home to unbeatable comfort food by small mom-and-pops built by generations of hard-working immigrant families. But between the pandemic, a sharp rise in AAPI hate crimes, and plans for a new high rise mega jail pushing small businesses out of their neighborhood - New York’s Chinatown has been a battleground of gentrification, racism, and classism. In this episode of Hungry For More, we highlight the people and organizations fighting to preserve the mom-and-pop shops that have made New York's Chinatown so special.


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Hungry For More
In our brand new First We Feast documentary series, Hungry for More, we will chronicle the redemptive stories of chefs, home cooks, and entrepreneurs who represent the new vanguard of the food world—hustlers who have carved out their own special lanes and rebelled against the status quo - all while bringing comfort to their communities and beyond. From the Birria MVP of Brooklyn, to the Bronx native trying to take chopped cheese nationwide, and the home cooks turned restaurateurs bringing plant based cuisine to their block in Flatbush - these stories are testaments to how comfort and success sometimes come from the unlikeliest of places.