Black-Owned Businesses Family-Owned Business Oakland 

PRODUCT REVIEW: Breakfast Bowl & Lavender Lemonade @ Grand Rising Food Truck

To visit friends and get my dinner (yep, at 10 AM), I was headed toward the end of the lake (where all the markets are set up), but I didn’t quite make it because I noticed Grand Rising Food Truck. I’d seen the food truck advertised by some folks I’d met, so I’d be waaaaay outa (yes, “outa”) pocket not to stop and get me somethin’ to eat.

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Black-Owned Businesses Oakland Small Business 

Product Review: African Black Soap @ Dr. Lemmon’s Guud Stuff

For as long as I’ve been in Oakland, D’Angelo–owner of Dr. Lemmon’s Guud Stuff–has been engaged in several entrepreneurial efforts and in activities related to preserving the economic viability of Black folks. Some years ago, he started a pop-up market, where he sells more than just Black-made products. Socks, toothpaste, incense, peroxide, toilet paper, dish soap, lotion: you need, he’s got it. Luckily, for me, he sells Black soap.

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Large Chocolate Chip Cookie atop Large Peanut Butter Cookie on White Bag Bay Area Black-Owned Businesses Business Reviews Oakland 

Product Review: Chocolate Chip Walnut and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies from Gregory’s Gourmet Desserts

This Friday past, I popped into Gregory’s just knowin’ I was gonna get my hands on a coffee cookie. Yes, coffee.

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Sauteed Green Beans on White Plate with Sauteed Shrimp and a Fork Bay Area Black-Owned Businesses Business Reviews Oakland Small Business 

Product Review: Shrimp and Green Beans at Kingston 11

In all the time I’ve been in Oakland — well, really, in all the time this restaurant has been open; I got here, first — I’d never gotten a chance to sit and eat at Kingston 11, a Jamaican food restaurant.

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