Road to Recovery: Chinatown and North Beach by: Christina kan

How has COVID-19 shaped the relationship between producers and consumers?

North Beach's authentic Italian restaurants fight to keep their culture–and businesses–alive.


increasing awareness of hygiene

The bustle of men unloading vegetables into a square opening in the sidewalk…grannies kibitzing as they haggle over the price of a melon…dignified old men in tennis shoes watching over the souvenirs…tourists, as well as natives, eager for dim sum.

These familiar scenes of San Francisco’s Chinatown slowly comes alive as the neighborhood recovers from the hit of the shelter-in-place order.