Uptown Small Business Saturday Itineraries

Explore “Asia on Argyle”

Explore Uptown’s vibrant pan-Asian commercial district near the Argyle “L” stop. See public art telling the story of Uptown’s Asian-American community while sampling its authentic flavors.


• Grab an Asian bun at Chiu Quon Bakery or La Patisserie P
• Perk up with a Vietnamese Iced Coffee at Miss Saigon
• Sample imported Japanese cosmetics at J & S Cosmetic Store
• Stock up on Asian candy stocking stuffers at Tai Nam Market
• Sample locally-made tofu and veggie roll at VN Tofu
• Get a haircut at Salon M

Early lunch:

• Immm: Try the authentic kuaitiao ruea or boat noodles
• Furama Get there early for Dim Sum brunch with tea
• Pho Viet Try the Banh Beo – savory steamed rice cakes

Where to buy gifts:

• Bamboo and plants at Qideas
• Chinese herbs at Hoa My Chinese Medicine
• Tan-Thanh Gift Shop
• Hiep Loi Gift Inc

Ideas for dinner:

• BYO from Foremost Liquors
• Pho 777: Try Bun Cho Hanoi, what Obama ate with Bourdain in Vietnam
• Cafe Hoang: Try the Bun Bo Hue beef noodle soup
• Hon Kee: Try the Peking-style roast duck
• Nitecap at Big Chicks

Best of Buena Park

wwow-2017-buenaStroll Uptown’s southern-most neighborhood, do some shopping, and see a play – all while exploring tree-lined streets and the George Maher mansions in the Hutchinson Street Historic District.


• Grab a coffee at Klein’s Bakery and try a cachito – a Venezuelan take on a croissant filled filled with savory fillings.
• An early morning workout at Uptown Fitness
• Spend the rest of the morning getting work done at The Shift, Uptown’s co-working space.


• North Buena Bar & Deli
• Siam Noodle
• Dollop Coffee Shop
• Little Kitchen Chinese


• Look for hidden treasures at the Salvation Army
• Window-shop your next home at Irpino Real Estate
• Pick out your next tattoo at Royal Flesh Tattoo
• Buy a turtle and reptile supplies at Curious Creatures
• Learn self-defence at Mind Body Defense.

Where to eat:

• Burger at The Bar on Buena
• Pizza at Michael’s Pizzeria & Tavern
• Catch a play at Pride Films and Plays
• Nitecap at the Holiday Club