Empowering the QTViệt Community
We resist social standards of normality. At QTViệt Cafe, we embrace our cultural roots without fear and speak freely about our experiences as queer, trans, and Việtnamese.
For us, we aim to alleviate the trauma, stress, and conflict affecting Vietnamese communities today. Reclaiming our cultural roots? Learning to be unapologetic? That is our mission.
Every experience of being queer, trans, and/or Việtnamese is different. But, we hope that our food products and community showcases provide creative platforms for personal and collective wellness and liberation.
We want to be fluid and daring in our journey, a continuum process of experimenting and creating a menu for the people and a thriving worker-owned collective.
We provide an unapologetic platform for and by QTViệt artists and witnessing each other brilliancy and non-binary existence.
We create a space where, as QTViệts, we are able to remember, honor, and practice the relationships our ancestors have with food, land and culture.
Trang Tran, Han Tran, and Tracy Nguyen of QTVC share their motivation and inspiration for creating this social enterprise. Sponsored by Youth Impact HUB, Oakland.
Every year, QTVC hosts an intergenerational feast to celebrate the Tết (lunar new year), providing a holistic healing experience for the QTViệt community. Kindly produced by SKP, a Bay Area queer asian film collective.
Can we speak about food in a sensual way? Can we love in Vietnamese? Irene Phuong Van, an Oakland-based Vietnamese artist, shares their personal narrative.