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.





City map of places.

About the Author:

Daphne Wu

Cut Fruit Collective is a SF Bay Area grassroots group creating art for AAPI community care. Our goals are to support AAPI artists, amplify AAPI activists, invest in vulnerable AAPI neighborhoods, and build coalitions across AAPI communities and beyond. We see a colorful future where all AAPI communities thrive and feel seen, heard, and celebrated.