Mandela Food Cooperative

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    ( 4 reviews )

1430 7th St (at West Oakland BART), Oakland, California, USA, 94607

Easy Bay food co-op. Very small store in a often ignored part of town. Offers bulk and fresh produce, and the deli also serves hot food for lunch with vegetarian and vegan options. Open Mon-Fri 7:00am-8:00pm, Sat 10:00am-7:00pm, Sun 10:00am-4:00pm.

4 Reviews

First Review by missjil

Lovely store in convenient location - Edit

Mandela Food Cooperative is right across the street from West Oakland BART and carries a variety of fresh produce and mostly vegan dry goods. I recently bought everything I needed to make a fancy polenta and veggies meal there - onions, mushrooms, greens, can of tomato sauce. The staff are friendly and you can tell they really care about their customers.

Pros: Good selection of fresh veggies, Vegan canned and dry goods

Cons: Not a vegetarian store

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kind hearted place - Edit

This is a great little coop. They do carry meat/dairy/eggs, but serve mainly vegan options. They have inexpensive options and high class options, so it's great no matter your price range. Next to a 99 cent grocery store. They have a produce bargain bin which is where I buy all my produce. 1$ for four organic onions?!?! Unreal.

Pros: kind hearted staff, easy to get to

Cons: serves animal flesh and products

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A nice little grocery store - Edit

I like this place. If you're looking for a locally-made to-go lunch or some Califia Farms almond milk by the West Oakland BART, this is the only place to be. Otherwise, you'll have to settle for getting something from the 99 Cent store or the Subway. This is way better. I love the vibe here. There aren't very many employees so you might as well get to know them. I'm often there right when they open and people are sleepy and struggling to make coffee and I find it to be very casual and charming.

Pros: non-chain community store, vegan to-go lunches, vegan specialty items

Cons: small

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Best Little Organic Market EVER! - Edit

I love this store. It's perfect and well priced and has great, helpful, always friendly staff. Go here 1st to get every thing you need, then go to BB or WF as Mandela sells out of things fast and they may not have every thing on your list on the day that you in there. They use local farmers and unlike BB and WF they use farmers of color.

Pros: Good value, Co-Op, Friendly Staff

Cons: None

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