Specialty Foods, Inc

Specialty Foods, Inc is an Old Oakland staple that opened its doors in 1977. The market began as a Filipino specialty foods store, but reinvented itself to better accommodate Oakland's West African and Caribbean community in the 1980s. This business speaks English, Spanish, and Tagalog.

This business speaks English, Spanish, and Tagalog.

Specialty Foods, Inc is an Old Oakland staple that opened its doors in 1977. The market began as a Filipino specialty foods store, but reinvented itself to better accommodate Oakland’s West African and Caribbean community in the 1980s.

As it is a family-owned business with roots in Oakland, the owners work tirelessly to provide the high quality ingredients you need to prepare authentic home-cooked meals. When you step inside this brightly lit and well-stocked market, you can feel the love that goes into making this a welcoming experience for all visitors. Flags from around the world create a circle around the walls of the store, setting an inviting tone to your shopping experience.

The store is stocked with Caribbean staples including a variety of spice blends imported from Jamaica, frozen meats such as saltfish and Jamaican patties, as well as seasonal produce including plantains, yams, and steaming leaves. If you are a lover of hot pepper sauce, this store does not disappoint. They have a huge section dedicated to one of the most impressive hot sauce selections you will ever see. Become a hot sauce connoisseur and try them all! You can also keep up with new items and special offers by following them on Instagram @sfioak.

The store is open every day other than Sunday, and is a fun place to do your grocery shopping. For a more convenient and speedy shopping experience, take advantage of their online store. Pickups are fast and easy, and there is even a pick-up and loading parking spot right across the street! For shoppers who don’t live nearby, orders can be shipped via UPS.

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