Food

Shrimp Falafel Mix: how one family-run food truck thrives in Oakland

The city of Oakland implemented a new food vending program in 2017. But, how accessible is the industry to immigrant communities? And how does one family go about creating community through a food truck business?

Animal rights activists clash with Whole Foods Market over free speech 

Animal rights activists from Direct Action Everywhere protested in Oakland after Whole Foods Market, owned by Amazon, filed a temporary restraining order against the group.
Community Foods Market CEO Brahm Ahmadi speaks to a group of residents from Oakland and neighboring cities about the progress of the grocery store's construction at a site tour on October 13.

Community invests in proposed West Oakland grocery store

Ahmadi said he had no choice but to fundraise from residents, rather than taking a more traditional path such as a loan from a bank. On paper, the project showed a high risk of failure...
Two different flavors of Oaktown Crickets are sold at Oakland A's and Raiders games at the Oakland Coliseum. Photo courtesy Jared Ginn, Tiny Farms

The Oakland Coliseum serves up locally raised crickets as new stadium snack

Modern western societies have resisted to eat insects as a part of their daily diet. However, in recent years, a new trend has started to give way. This season, the Oakland Coliseum offers crickets as...

Restore Oakland combines a restorative economic and justice

Several Oakland organizations are uniting to bring economic growth to the city by opening a community advocacy and training center in a renovated building on International Boulevard, in the center of the Fruitvale community. Restore...
A chef at the Town Kitchen in Oakland cuts through blocks of tofu.

The Town Kitchen offers job skills, second chances, to the formerly incarcerated

Fresh bread is baking in the oven. Feet shuffle swiftly along the kitchen floors. Chefs begin bagging and packing food to go. Two deliverers place big black boxes on carts to wheel to their vehicle....

Birthing inequities: Combatting racial disparities in the health of newborns

This article is part of “Birthing Inequity,” an Oakland North project on maternal and infant health disparities in Oakland. See the full multimedia report here. In 2003, while she was carrying her third child, Tanisha Fuller...