Our Story

 

When you don’t know what to eat for dinner or are craving familiar comfort food, takeout is just a click away. You can even eat your way around the world—Thai, Italian, Caribbean, Greek, Indian—without ever leaving the couch. But that often leads to overeating and a diet of greasy, salty foods full of mystery ingredients.

 

Here at Island City Foods, we love noodles, dumplings, and fried rice just as much as the next person. (Chances are you do too.) Because we were founded by KC Wang, a first-generation immigrant from Taiwan, we know that Chinese food is a wide-ranging cuisine with a long history that has a lot more to offer than just takeout.

 

An Island City

 

In fact, our name is based on our roots in New York City, which, when you stop to think about it, is nothing more than a series of islands (we call them boroughs) connected by bridges—an island city. And like our city, we strive to connect people and our love of food, forging ties across cultures and countries to bring the world that much closer.

 

That’s why we work with master chef Kong Hing from southern China who has helped us develop authentic recipes for upgraded versions of your favorite Chinese food. Plus, because we believe in eating healthy and sustainably, you’ll always know what you’re eating and where it’s from. Island City products are all made from fresh farm to chopsticks, hand-selected ingredients sourced from our local, family-run vendors and farms for a superior product that is both delicious and nutritious.

 

You no longer have to sacrifice healthy eating for flavor and convenience. Island City products are easy to prepare and store, which means dinner is on the table in a matter of minutes, and you can still enjoy a taste of Chinatown in your very own kitchen.

 

Our Mission

 

We not only believe in making food that tastes good and is good for you, but also in supporting independent producers and the long-term sustainability of a healthy planet.

 

Our customers are global citizens who have developed a palate for the flavors of faraway places, which is why our food is developed from traditional Chinese recipes—only you don’t have to travel all the way to China to enjoy them, just to your nearest supermarket.​

About the Founder

 

KC Wang is a first-generation immigrant and entrepreneur from Taiwan who has called Brooklyn, NY home for the last 10 years. Driven by a passion to introduce American consumers to authentic, locally made Chinese food and fueled by more than 10 years of experience working in the food and beverage industry, KC founded Island City Foods, a subsidiary of AK Foods Group, in 2015 to create products that are both healthy and easy-to-prepare at home.