Oakland is home to a hugely diverse group of Asian and Pacific Islanders as well as a few enclave neighborhoods such as Chinatown and Little Saigon. As an arts nonprofit dedicated to uplifting Bay Area AAPI neighborhoods and small businesses, we at Cut Fruit Collective believe any occasion small or big is reason enough to support AAPI owned small businesses.
So we ask, “Have you eaten yet?”—the ubiquitous greeting shared across Asian cultures that equates to “You good?” We’ve compiled a list of AAPI owned food businesses in Oakland showcasing the vast diversity under the umbrella of Asian American Pacific Islander. Read about it here.
Narrowing this down to a manageable list is challenging to say the least, but we hope this can be a starting point for more of us to support, uplift, and champion Oakland’s AAPI community.