About

Kitchens Without Borders spotlights the human stories of immigrant and refugee business owners, fostering deeper connections to the people making the food we enjoy every day.

Since the company’s founding in 2013, DoorDash’s mission to empower local economies has created opportunities for restaurant owners of all backgrounds to reach new audiences, fueling the growth of hundreds of thousands of businesses.

Kitchens Without Borders continues this mission, cultivating a more sustainable and inclusive food economy by shining a spotlight on historically under-resourced food entrepreneurs.

By sharing their stories—the challenges they’ve navigated and their determination to succeed—Kitchens Without Borders aims to energize and inspire people to support these small businesses.

DoorDash customers in Los Angeles, Chicago, and the Bay Area can order from immigrant-owned businesses by entering “KWB” in the search field in-app or online.

If you’re a restaurant owner who would like to join Kitchens Without Borders or know of a restaurant that would be a fit, you can complete this form.

Learn about other ways we’re supporting immigrant-owned businesses.

My mom ran a Chinese restaurant with the purpose of creating a better life and fulfilling her dream of becoming a doctor. DoorDash was founded for people like my mom—people who came here with a dream to make it on their own.
Tony XuDoorDash CEO and Co-Founder