Essential Spices for the Indian Pantry

Essential Spices for the Indian Pantry

by Erica Perez February 16, 2017

In a recent column for the San Francisco Chronicle, food photographer and blogger Nik Sharma provides a guide for stocking the Indian pantry, listing the spices and ingredients he loves and uses most and why.

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3 Sweets for Your Sweetie on Valentine's Day

3 Sweets for Your Sweetie on Valentine's Day

by Erica Perez February 06, 2017

We're big fans of home-cooked meals on Valentine's Day. Whether it's breakfast in bed or a sumptuous multi-course dinner, it's a warm gesture to cook for your honey or to cook something new together.

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10 Spicy Ideas for Super Bowl Eats

10 Spicy Ideas for Super Bowl Eats

by Erica Perez February 02, 2017

Looking for some delicious ideas for this weekend's Super Bowl? Whether you're in it for the game, the commercials or just the snacks, we have some tasty suggestions for incorporating spices into the party.

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The Kitchn: At Home with Nutritionist Cassandra Gates

The Kitchn: At Home with Nutritionist Cassandra Gates

by Erica Perez January 31, 2017

As part of Kitchn's series on cooks' kitchens, Broth Baby owner and nutritionist Cassandra Gates gives readers a peek at her spice rack laden with Oaktown Spice Shop spices. 

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Celebrating Five Years

Celebrating Five Years

by Erica Perez January 26, 2017

We officially opened our doors five years (and about a month) ago. Yes, we’re a little late in mentioning it, but here it is: Thank you all of you for your support of Oaktown Spice Shop!

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A Well-Designed Day in Oakland's Grand Lake Neighborhood

A Well-Designed Day in Oakland's Grand Lake Neighborhood

by Erica Perez June 07, 2016

Thanks to customers Joe and Keith for including us in their idea of a well-designed day in Oakland's Grand Lake neighborhood for Apartment Therapy!

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Berkeleyside: Grand Lake’s Oaktown Spice Shop thrives, expands

Berkeleyside: Grand Lake’s Oaktown Spice Shop thrives, expands

by Erica Perez June 02, 2015

Berkeleyside Nosh takes a look at our new location and finds "a heady aroma of warm spice." 

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Epicurious: Three New Kinds of Red Pepper Flakes to Try

by Erica Perez February 18, 2015

Epicurious suggests you break away from the crushed red pepper flake to sample our raisiny Aleppo Chile, citrusy Shichimi Togarashi, and flavor-enhancing Kimchi Chile Flakes (Gochugaru).

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Where to find sugar and spice and everything nice

by Erica Perez November 14, 2014

Thanks to the San Francisco Chronicle for including Oaktown Spice Shop in a round-up of spice shops in the Bay Area.

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