Dedicated to promoting the visibility and representation of the local Asian, South Asian, Pacific Islander community
What is May Mart?
Inspired by the spirit of the ubiquitous street markets found in cities, towns and villages in Asian, South Asian and Pacific Islander countries around the world, May Mart is an invitation to experience the vibrant diversity of food, art, craft, trade, wares and services of Evanston’s ASPA business owners!
May is Asian, South Asian, Pacific Islander American (ASPA) Heritage Month and May Mart is our way of supporting local ASAPIA-owned businesses!
Participate in our May Mart challenge and win a $100 E-Town gift card!
You can support our local ASPA-owned businesses AND enter to win a $100 E-Town gift card! Scroll down for details.
Thank you for your support of local business, community diversity, and our ASPA community!
Take the May Mart Challenge!
You can pick up your May Mart Challenge postcards at participating locations. Scroll down for a list of of these businesses offering specials during the month of May. You can also print your own here.
The following are 3 easy steps to meet the challenge and be entered to win a $100 E-town gift card!
1) Visit 5 businesses participating in the May Mart challenge between May 1st and 31st
2) When you visit each business ask a staff person for a May Mart sticker
3) Once you've filled your postcard with 5 visits, take a photo and email it to email@example.com
Winner will be announced and contacted at the end of June!
May Mart postcards can be picked up at any of the participating business or you can print your own here!
Shop & Eat Local!
May Mart Specials
The following ASPA-businesses will have postcards and stickers and some are offering specials throughout the month of May in honor of Asian American Heritage Month:
Table to Stix Ramen
Rice Bowl Specials for the month of May
1007 Davis Street
Koi Fine Asian Cuisine & Lounge
624 Davis Street
Inspired Indian Kitchen
812 Dempster Street
10% off all strings and accessories the month of May!
1642 Orrington Avenue
Discount for dine-in guests of 20% on food items and complimentary appetizer (Mixed Vegetable Pakora).
630 Church Street
Artem Pop Up Gallery
Free ‘ Poppies Bloom’ 8x8” print with any purchase (limited to first 50 shoppers) on May 6th during the Sip & Stroll event or until supplies last &
10% off Made at Artem mugs and coasters
1627 Sherman Avenue. Evanston
JD Mills Health Foods
635-4 Chicago Avenue
503 Main Street
Check back as we add more specials!
Evanston Businesses Owned by Our Asian, South Asian, Pacific Islander Neighbors
Restaurants & Cafés
Shops & Services
507 Main Cleaners
Ken's Dollar Cleaners
Nails by Angel
National Awards and Fine Gifts
Secret Treasures Antiques & Collectibles
Soapie's Dry Cleaning & Tailoring
Treat Nail Salon
Red Hot Chili Pepper (Shangri-La Evanston)