Wing Hop Fung Ginseng opened in 1985 to advance the practice of Chinese natural medicine, taking a name that translates to “together forever prosper.” But these days, Wing Hop Fung is not just about herbs. This expansive emporium offers teas, fine wine and Asian imports, including a huge selection of bargain-priced housewares and gifts. It’s the Chinatown version of a convenience store, where patrons can pick up their gogi berry, echinacea, small furnishings and decorative tissue cozies, all on the same visit. The family-owned business moved to its current space, a 20,000-square-foot store in the heart of Chinatown, in 1992. Five years ago, it opened a sister store in Monterey Park. Through it all, the company continues the Chinese tradition of using natural products to improve and sustain the quality of life. 727 N. Broadway, Suite 102, Chinatown. (213) 626-7200, —Tanja M. Laden

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