The long awaited 40,000 square meter Food Hall on Jack London Square is finally being realized.
The Oakland Assembly (55 Harrison St., Oakland) is slated to open in the summer of 2020 and will feature a number of recognized chefs including Reem Assil, Preeti Mistry and Matt Horn.
The Oakland Assembly announced 10 vendors today, including the first East Bay location of the Mensho Tokyo Ramen destination in San Francisco. The effort is led by John McEnery IV with real estate development firm Kinzie Bridge Holdings, which was also behind San Pedro Square Market in San Jose and Abbott Square Market in Santa Cruz.
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The following will come:
– Assil, the chef behind Reem’s California, will open a booth for filled falafel and chicken kebab.
– Mistry will revive the name Juhu Beach Club with two kiosks: Juhu Chinese Menu with Indochinese dishes and Juhu Snacks and Sweets.
– Satoshi and Sachi Kamimae open Okkon, a stationary version of their popular okonomiyaki popup.
– Belly Goat, a burger joint, and Bull & the Bird, a cold meat and cheese place, were created by Chef Anthony Kresge.
– Horn BBQ’s Matt Horn will open KowBird, which specializes in chicken.
– Abram Plaut and Tomoharu Shono open a new Mensho Tokyo Ramen – at the San Francisco location, crowds stand in line for hours.
– The Oakland winery has a wine bar.
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