About Us

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

The store, then called Oriental Lucky Mart, was written up in Express Magazine’s Food Section. The article describes the unique products we sell. This was on November 30th, 1990.




We are located at:

535 8th St
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: 510.452.3918

Monday to Thursday - 10:00 am to 6:30 pm
Friday & Saturday - 09:00 am to 6:30 pm
Closed on Sundays and the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Our Team

Stop by sometime and say hello!



Nina is the youngest of the three daughters. She graduated from Cal State University East Bay in 2010 with a BS in Biology and a Minor in Physiology. She currently works full time at Specialty Foods and is in charge of all facets of the operation. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading, running, and spending quality time with her dog and husband.



Marie holds a degree in BS Business Administration (with emphasis in Marketing) from San Jose State University. She recently completed her certification in Project Management from UC Berkeley in 2013. In her spare time, she runs half-marathon and full marathons. Her love of travel is evident from the interesting souvenirs displayed at Specialty Foods. She hopes to visit all Seven Continents eventually.



Leilani is very knowledgeable in exercise and nutrition and can answer any questions one may have to help achieve a healthier lifestyle. As such, she holds a degree in BS Kinesiology in Exercise Nutrition and Wellness from California State University East Bay. She enjoys endurance sports like Ironman 70.3, marathons, ultra marathons, and century rides. She is currently working on qualifying for the Boston Marathon and Ironman Kona.



We believe our variety speaks for itself. Below are some of the products we carry.
Don’t see what you’re looking or? Give us a call! 510.452.3918



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