Are you food insecure? Here's Berkeleyside's list of places with free and low-cost resources.

Local food markets must follow health department requirements in order to remain open, but some people feel more comfortable utilizing markets and producers offering mail-order, pickup, and delivery. Check out this list from the SF Chronicle, or this one  from the Good Food Foundation.

Alameda Marketplace

1650 Park St | Alameda

Grocery remains open 9–6 daily with senior/at-risk hour 8–9. Online ordering 11–4 at or⠀



Biofuel Oasis

1441 Ashby Ave @ Sac, Berkeley | 510.665.5509 | @biofueloasis |

Urban farm store and worker-owned co-op specializing in biodiesel made from recycled vegetable oil. Considered an essential service! Call in orders for pickup at the oasis.


COO MOO, it’s our jam

Julie Deck is the artisanal genius behind Coo Moo Jams. Her passion, enthusiasm and experience shine through in every delicious bite of her delightful creations. From her thoughtfully crafted recipes, to her selection of locally sourced and unique ingredients; the result is a mouthwatering explosion of flavors that have fans raving in delight.

Coo Moo Jams are currently sold at Gursky Ranch, McCauley Olive Oil Store , Brentwood Craft Beer and Cider, and Sip & Scoop in Brentwood, California, and you can always order online at: View Products


Community Foods Market

3105 San Pablo Ave, Oakland

Pre-packed prepared foods coming soon. Their GoFundMe campaign supports vulnerable West Oakland residents by providing emergency food during Covid-19.


flying noir

510.206.0685 |

Karen Urbanek's award-winning hand-painted micro-batch artisan chocolates are made locally. Order through online store. Shipping via USPS or arrange pickup in West Oakland, shipping refunded. Contact Karen for more info and special requests.




The Local Butcher Shop

1600 Shattuck Ave, Ste 120, Berkeley | @thelocalbutchershop | 510.845.6328

Open regular hours with accommodations for safe shopping. Online ordering encouraged for delivery or porch pick-up. They have a full set of very helpful instructions for safe shopping on their website, and also a nice discount on pantry supplies.

Mandela Grocery

1430 7th St, Oakland |
@mandelagrocery |

Open 9am–6pm daily with elder hour 9–10am during the Covid-19 crisis.


Market Hall Foods

5655 College Ave, Oakland | 1786 Fourth St, Berkeley |,

Both stores open. Tu/Th, 9-9:30am senior (65 plus) shopping hours. Reduced numbers allowed in stores at all times. Order in advance and pick up at the Oakland store parking lot.


Monterey Fish Market

1582 Hopkins St, Berkeley | 510.525.5600 | @montereyfishmarket |

Large variety of fresh-caught, sustainable fish selections. Open usual hours. Curbside pick up and delivery within a 3-mile radius. Call the number above to place an order.



Monterey Market

1550 Hopkins St, Berkeley | 510.526.6042 |

Seasonal produce and other quality products. Reduced hours during shelter in place, 9am-6pm daily.


Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company

Point Reyes Station | 800.591.6878

Artisan cheese made on the farm by hand from pasture-raised cows. Through the end of the CA Shelter-in-Place mandate, they offer free shipping on all 2nd day shipping in the contiguous U.S.


Preserved Home Fermentation Shop

5032 Telegraph Ave, Oakland | 510.922.8434 | @preservedgoods |

DIY supplies and groceries. Limited open hours: 11–4 weekends. They can pre-pack orders from their online store for in-store pick up. Happy to ship as well.



PureWild marine collagen infused organic juice drinks enhanced with adaptogen botanicals. Get strong. Get pure. Get Wild.



The Spanish Table

1814 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley | 510.548.1383
@spanishtable  |

The best of Spain and Portugal for your table. Excellent supply of items you can store for great meals in the weeks ahead. The shop is open, or just order online!



Star Grocery
& Star Meats

3068 Claremont Ave, Berkeley | 510.652.2490

Store is open and encourages curbside pick up of fresh high-quality produce, groceries, and deli sandwiches.