One of the best parts of Oakland’s small business community is how many family-owned businesses there are. Small business ownership is an important way that many families build wealth that they can leverage to buy a home, borrow money to send their kids to school, and create a plan for the future. By supporting small businesses (by spending money there), you help support a family and that family’s dreams. In this post we celebrate a few of our favorite family-owned Oakland businesses. Share your favorites with us on Facebook.
Aqua Fresh Seafood, Foothill Square
Owned by the Jung family, Aqua Fresh Seafood offers a huge selection of fish, prawns, and chicken. They’re known for being quick, and you’ll always be greeted with a smile and friendly service.
Jackson’s Liquor, East Lake
Family-owned and operated since 1996, Jackson’s Liquor offers groceries, various alcohol products, and other well-organized merchandise. Most notable is the amazing customer service provided by the owners and their team.
Leading the Pack, Temescal
Leading the Pack is a new dog and cat grooming business that opened in Temescal in January 2018. Their grooming services are focused on animal comfort, and you’ll sometimes see their toddler sweeping up after a grooming.
La’Placita is a family-run commercial kitchen dedicated to making healthy, homemade food accessible in Oakland. La’Placita also offers support to business owners in securing their permits and growing their mobile food businesses.
Bounmy Chen Auto, San Antonio
Bounmy Chen Auto does auto repairs with a specialty in catalytic converters, mufflers, exhaust systems, and more. They’re known for their friendly and quick service.
Fantastic Cleaners, Foothill Square
Fantastic Cleaners is a family-owned business serving Oakland for more than 20 years. They use eco-friendly solvents (the first cleaners in East Oakland to do so!), and they even have wedding dress cleaning services.