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May Mart

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 ASPA-owned businesses!

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The May Mart Challenge was a fun way to encourage community members to learn about and visit Asian-owned businesses in Evanston throughout the month of May - the more they visited the more chances they had to receive an E-Town Gift Card! 


Read on to see how it worked: 

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

Winner will be announced and contacted via email!
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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


Chicago Strings

10% off all strings and accessories the month of May!

1642 Orrington Avenue


Mt. Everest
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


Siam Paragon

503 Main Street


Check back as we add more specials!

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