The Bay Area's no.1 African, Caribbean & Latin American market since 1977!

"Food is everything we are. It's an extension of nationalist feeling, ethnic feeling, your personal history, your province, your region, your tribe, your grandma. It's inseparable from those from the get-go."

Anthony Bourdain

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In a hurry?

Order for store pick up.

  ** Please allow 15-30 minutes for orders to be ready.

  ** When picking up your order, please be ready to show the card used and a valid photo ID.

Don't live in the area?

We can ship your order via UPS.

  ** After completing your order, please call or email to confirm the shipping details for your order.

About Us

A Family Business

We are a second generation family owned and operated market that has been proudly serving the Bay Area's African, Caribbean and Latin American communities since 1977. What started as a small Filipino grocery store called Oriental Lucky Mart inside downtown Oakland's historic Housewives' Market has evolved over the decades into the unique market it is today.

Food Ambassadors

We have dedicated 40 years (and counting) meticulously curating our extensive inventory. We consider ourselves as food ambassadors, providing you, our diverse clientele, with the specialized ingredients and grocery items essential to those delicious home cooked meals that transport you back to your home countries or favorite travel destinations.


We work tirelessly providing quality products at competitive prices with the best service possible. We are grateful for the continued opportunity to make you feel closer to home and connected to your identities... your roots... through your bellies... minus the pricey airfare and jet lag.

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

We love getting to know our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

Specialty Foods Inc.

535 8th Street, Oakland, CA 94607, US

(510) 452-3918


We are closed on the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day and weekend (Thursday to Saturday)
  • Christmas Day

** Please refer to our Facebook page for further updates on days we will be closed for some R&R with our families.