These two shops are across the street from each other. An item from either would make a great souvenir.
Chinatown Kite Shop 717 Grant St./Sacramento St., Chinatown, (415) 989-5182. Daily 10am-8pm. Family-owned since 1969, this tiny shop stocks all kinds of kites--Asian fighting kites, dragon kites, traditional Chinese handmade silk-butterfly kites, cartoon-character diamond kites, and even dual-control stunt kites. Not interested in flying a kite? Consider using them as a room decoration. Chinese costumes and a lion dance costume are also available.
The Wok Shop 718 Grant Ave./Sacramento St., Chinatown, (415) 989-3797. Daily 10am-6pm. Owner Tane Chan calls the wok the “original nonstick pan” and provides directions on how to season one. She promotes Chinese culinary arts, has written a book about stir-frying, and has many demonstration videos on YouTube. The shop also is stocked with interesting cooking equipment and, of course, Chinese tea sets.
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