Lois the Pie Queen in Oakland. Photo: Emilie Raguso

The coronavirus pandemic has disproportionately affected the nation’s black communities and, as recent events have only magnified, cultural and economic disparities are contributing factors to why Black Americans are more likely to get sick from COVID-19 and suffer financially.

As the nation responds to the death of George Floyd, many are looking for ways beyond protesting to support local black communities. While buying a single takeout meal isn’t going to solve systemic racism, sustained monetary support of Black entrepreneurs is a meaningful way to help.

We’ve put together a list of East Bay Black-owned restaurants, pop-ups, caterers and other food businesses in Berkeley, Oakland and beyond that are currently open for delivery and takeout. Check out an even more comprehensive Bay Area-wide guide, put together by San Francisco Chronicle food critic Soleil Ho.

Know of a spot we missed? Email nosh@berkeleyside.com and we’ll add it to the list.


Alchemy Collective Café (1741 Alcatraz Ave., Berkeley)

Anthony’s Cookies  (2575 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley)

Cali Alley (1012 Grayson St., Berkeley)

Two women stand behind the counter of Cupcakin' a cupcake business inside Swan's Market in Old Oakland.
Cupcakin’ in Swan’s Market in OId Oakland. Photo: Sarah Han
Cupcakin’ in Swan’s Market in OId Oakland. Photo: Sarah Han

Cupcakin’ Bake Shop (2391 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley; Swan’s Market, 510 Ninth St., Oakland)

Ethiopia Restaurant (2955 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley)

Everett & Jones Barbeque (1955 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley; also in Oakland)

A Girl Named Pinky

Healing Kitchen

In the Kitchen with Dominique

Kaffa Ethiopian (2987 Sacramento St., Berkeley)

KC’S BBQ (1235 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley)


Layers By Xanthe

Lemat Kitfo, a beef tartar served with housemade Ethiopian cottage cheese and collard greens at Lemat in Berkeley. Photo: Andria Lo

Lemat (3212 Adeline St., Berkeley)

Mamie & Makhi’s

Nabolom Bakery (2708 Russell St., Berkeley)

Nuttin Butter Cookies (pickup location: 1371 Dwight Way, Berkeley)


Pinky & Red’s (currently closed; support through purchasing gift cards)

Rasa Caffe (3140 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Berkeley)


Abesha Ethiopian Cuisine (4929 Shattuck Ave., Oakland)

Addis Ethiopian (6100 Telegraph Ave., Oakland)

Sobre Mesa chef-owner Nelson German, who also operates alaMar in Oakland. Photo: Thomas Kuoh Photography
alaMar/Sobre Mesa chef-owner Nelson German. Photo: Thomas Kuoh Photography

alaMar Kitchen & Bar (100 Grand Ave., Oakland)

Alem’s Coffee (5353 Claremont Ave., Oakland)

Alloko Garden (2353 E 12th St., Oakland)

Arawak Farm

Arizmendi Lakeshore (3265 Lakeshore Ave., Oakland)

Asmara Restaurant (5020 Telegraph Ave., Oakland)

B.A.B.S. Catering (2353 E 12th St., Oakland)

Barcote Ethiopian Restaurant (6430 Telegraph Ave., Oakland)

Better Chew

Blackberry Soul Fine Catering

Blue Nile Ethiopian Restaurant (160 14th St., Oakland)

Blythe Coffee (1700 Center St., Oakland)

Bread and Butter Catering

Brown Sugar Kitchen (2295 Broadway, Oakland)

Brundo Ethiopian Spice Company (6419 Telegraph Ave., Oakland)

Burlap Coffee (511 40th St., Oakland)

The Bussdown (2353 E. 12th St., Oakland)

Cafe Colucci (6427 Telegraph Ave., Oakland)

Cafe Romanat (462 Santa Clara Ave., Oakland)

The Cake and Sugar Company

Calavera (2337 Broadway, Oakland)

Cameron’s Pudding

Caña Cuban Parlor and Cafe (530 Lake Park Ave., Oakland)

Carolyn’s Creole Kitchen

Catered to You (1711 Telegraph Ave., Oakland)

Chef Kenneth Wynn Catering and Events

Chef Michele McQueen

Chef Ron’s Pastries

Chef Smelly’s Authentic Creole and Soulfood (2430 Broadway, Oakland)

Chop Bar (190 Fourth St., Oakland)

Chris Evans Events and Catering

Coco Breeze (2370 High St., Oakland)

Cook and Run Catering Services

The Cook and Her Farmer (Swan’s Market, 510 Ninth St., Oakland)

The Damel (1312 Broadway, Oakland)

DeVaughn’s Cajun Kitchen (6638 Bancroft Ave., Oakland)

Dimond Slice Pizza (2208 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland)

Dixon’s (8999 International Blvd., Oakland)

Drexl Bar (382 19th St., Oakland)

Eat Play Events and Catering

Enat Winery (910 81st Ave. #18, Oakland)

Ensarro Ethiopian Restaurant (357A Grand Ave., Oakland)

Everett & Jones Barbecue (126 Broadway, Oakland; 4245 Macarthur Blvd., Oakland; also in Berkeley)

510 Cajun Catering (2353 E 12th St., Oakland)

Flavors & Smoke

Flipnsoul (2101 14th Ave., Oakland)

Fort Green (736 Washington St., Oakland)

Full Belly Bakery

Gourmet Puff

Grafitti Pizza (719 Washington St., Oakland)

Grandeur on Grand Avenue in Oakland.
Grandeur on Grand Avenue (seen here before the shelter-in-place order took effect) is open for takeout and delivery. Photo: Grandeur

Grandeur (366 B Grand Ave., Oakland)

Grandma’s Hands (7633 MacArthur Blvd.)

Gregory’s Gourmet Desserts

Halftime Sports Bar (316 14th St., Oakland)

The Hatch (402 15th St., Oakland)

Hella Juiced

Hella Nuts (3465 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland)

Hella Tea

Hils Cooking & Catering

Home of Chicken and Waffles (444 Embarcadero West, Oakland)

Horn Barbecue (2534 Mandela Pkwy, Oakland)


German chocolate cake, red velvet cake and banana pudding tart from It's All Good Bakery in Oakland.
German chocolate cake, red velvet cake and banana pudding tart from It’s All Good Bakery in Oakland. Photo: Sarah Han
German chocolate cake, red velvet cake and banana pudding tart from It’s All Good Bakery in Oakland. Photo: Sarah Han

It’s All Good Bakery (5622 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland)

James & the Giant Cupcake (6326 San Pablo Ave., Oakland; 465 Second St., Oakland; 341 17th St., Oakland)

Jusla Eats (1900 Telegraph Ave., Oakland)

Kefa Coffee (422 29th Ave., Oakland)

Kingston 11 (2270 Telegraph Ave., Oakland)

Kopia Delices

Kubé Nice Cream

Lady Flint’s Creole and Soul Food

Lane-E Kefa Coffee (77 Eighth St., Oakland)

Lena’s Soul Food (6403 Foothill Blvd, Oakland)

Level 13 (341 13th St., Oakland)

Little Giant Ice Cream is open for pickup. Photo: Sarah Han

Little Giant Ice Cream (1951 Telegraph Ave., Oakland)

Lois the Pie Queen (851 60th St., Oakland)

Lula (2805 Telegraph Ave., Oakland)

The Lumpia Company (372 24th St., Oakland)

Magnolia Street Wine Lounge (3443 San Pablo Ave., Oakland)

Malibu’s Burgers (3905 Piedmont Ave., Oakland)

Man vs. Fries (2307 International Blvd., Oakland)

Marzano (4214 Park Blvd., Oakland)

Mela Bistro (35 Grand Ave., Oakland)

Messob Ethiopian Restaurant (4301 Piedmont Ave., Oakland)

MexiQ (90th Ave., between Plymouth and Walnut, Oakland)

Mi Granny’s Kitchen

The Miranda (By appt. only)

Miss Ollie’s (901 Washington St., Oakland)

MLK Cafe (3860 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland)

Mobb Kitchen (3214 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland)

Monaghan’s (2820 Mountain Blvd, Oakland)

Monifa Dayo Supperclub

Lamont Perriman, co-owner and executive chef of Montperi Catering.
Lamont Perriman, co-owner and executive chef of Montperi Catering. Photo: Montperi Catering

Montperi Catering and Events

New Karibbean City (1408 Webster St., Oakland)

No Cookie

Oaklandia Cafe (371 30th St., Oakland)

Oakland’s Fat Man Super BBQ

Oeste’s food and cocktails are available for pickup and delivery. Photo: Taylor Lee
Oeste’s food and cocktails are available for pickup and delivery. Photo: Taylor Lee

Oeste (730 Clay St., Oakland)

OVO Tavern & Eatery (5319 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland)

Phat Matt’s BBQ

Pleasure Principle Dining Events

Red Bay Coffee (3098 East 10th St.Oakland; 2327 Broadway, Oakland)

Red Door Catering (2925 Adeline St., Oakland)

Red Sea (5200 Claremont Ave., Oakland)

Roasted and Raw (247 Fourth St., Oakland)

Robert Dorsey Catering (344 20th St., Oakland)

Roderick’s Restaurant and Mobile Catering

Ruby Q Smoke Fusion (954 Fruitvale Blvd., Oakland)

Rush Bowls Oakland (350 17th St., Oakland)

Plantains and rice from Ruth’s Buka, a Nigerian restaurant in East Oakland, now open for takeout and delivery Photo: Ruth’s Buka/Facebook
Plantains and rice from Ruth’s Buka, a Nigerian restaurant in East Oakland, now open for takeout and delivery Photo: Ruth’s Buka/Facebook

Ruth’s Buka (5250 Foothill Blvd., Oakland)

Salt & Fire Catering

Selam (2786 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland)

7th West (1255 Seventh St., Oakland)

Shewhat (6101 Shattuck Ave., Oakland)

Slides & Sides Eatery (Lux Pub & Club, 1100 Franklin St., Oakland)

Smokin’ Woods BBQ (4307 Telegaph Ave., Oakland)

Sobre Mesa (1618 Franklin St., Oakland)

Souley Vegan (301 Broadway, Oakland)

Southern Cafe (2000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland)

SSO Kitchen

Sugarsweet Cookie + Cake Studio (5855 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland)

Super Juiced (Swan’s Market, 540 Ninth St., Oakland)

Sweet July (455 23rd St., Oakland)

Teas with Meaning

Pea shoot salad and roti with curry at Teni East Kitchen — now open for takeout and delivery. Photo: Sarah Han

Teni East Kitchen (4015 Broadway, Oakland)

Trap Kitchen Oakland (420 14th St., Oakland)

Two Chicks in the Mix

Vegan Mob (500 Lake Park Ave., Oakland)

The Veg Hub (2214 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland)

Yahshi Bakes

Yammy’s Cafe (542 Ninth St., Oakland)


AndreaMarie Custom Cake & Treats (San Leandro)

Big Country Kitchen (3399 Clayton Road, Concord)

Carmen & Family BBQ (692 West A St., Hayward; 41986 Fremont Blvd., Fremont)

Chef Dee Creations (Vallejo)

Chefs Way Catering (Richmond)

CJ’s BBQ and Fish (2401 Macdonald Ave., suite A, Richmond; 4380 Sonoma Blvd., Vallejo)

Concord Tap House (3513 Clayton Rd., Concord)

Sweet cheesecakes, along with entrees and other baked goods from Crumble & Whisk can be ordered online. Photo: Crumble & Whisk

Crumble & Whisk (Emeryville)

Freddy B’s BBQ (1803 W. 10th St., Antioch)

Haleluya Ethiopian Gourmet (4144 Walnt Ave., Fremont)

Hip Hop Juice Box (3960 Adeline St., Emeryville)

Hometown Heroes (4000 Adeline St., Emeryville)

House of Soul (1526 Solano Ave, Vallejo)

I Am Cafe (16395 East 14th St. C, Ashland)

Johnathan’s Sandwich House (2316 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda)

Kendejah Restaurant Food Truck (San Leandro)

The Lettuce Inn (2115 Pacheco St., Concord)

Lizzy’s Cajun Cafe (1254 Solano Ave., Albany)

Minnie Bell’s Soul Movement (Public Market Emeryville, 5959 Shellmound St., Emeryville)

Mise en Place Catering (Antioch)

Mississippi Catfish (12440 San Pablo Ave., Richmond)

Pinx Catering (1933 Davis St. #269, San Leandro)

Playt (1036 B St., Hayward)

Pure Juice and Smoothie Lounge (3375 Port Chicago Hwy., Concord; Lettuce Inn, 2115 Pacheco St., Concord)

Reuschelle’s Cheesecakes (Hayward)

Reve Bistro (960 Moraga Road, Lafayette)

Roba’s Pizza Cafe (2320 Powell St., Emeryville)

Rob Ben’s Restaurant and Lounge (3627 San Pablo Ave., Emeryville)

Roux (1503 MacDonald Ave., suite B, Richmond)

Ruthie’s Caribbean Kitchen (2362 Sonoma Blvd., Vallejo)

Scends Restaurant (635 E 14th St., San Leandro)

Sista’s Soul Food Kafe (571 Bancroft Ave., San Leandro)

Snapper’s Seafood Restaurant (1501 Ohio Ave., Richmond)

Solid Rock Cafe (422 W. Second St., Antioch)

Theo’s Cheesesteak Shop (15696 E 14th St., San Leandro)

Touch of Soul (4336 San Pablo Ave., Emeryville)

Way to Life Foods (Antioch)

Yes My Sweet BBQ and Catering (Vallejo)

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Sarah Han was the editor of Nosh from 2017 to 2021. Previously, she worked as an editor at The Bold Italic, the San Francisco Chronicle and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. In 2020, Sarah won SPJ NorCal's...