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Oakland, CA

Food & Hospitality

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Work Culture at Brown Sugar Kitchen

Minority Owned
Women Owned
Our Story

Tucked in the middle of Sweet West Oakland is Brown Sugar Kitchen! Located at the intersection of 26th and Mandela Parkway, we like to think of our triangular-shaped building as our little piece of awesome in the neighborhood. The restaurant has been thriving for over 8 years now, with people coming literally from all over the world! We've been very fortunate to receive tons of great press and accolades and even a few celebrity visitors.

The cuisine at Brown Sugar Kitchen reflects Tanya Holland’s interpretation of soul food. Her influences include her African-American heritage, her formal training at La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine in France, and her general appreciation of a wide variety of cuisines.

Brown Sugar Kitchen cooks with locally grown, organic and seasonal ingredients whenever possible.

Our thoughtful wine list is international and eclectic. We also feature wines from California African-American Vintners as well as wines from the South of France. Look for a few of your favorite microbrews on tap.

The term “soul food” emerged at the same time as soul music; so naturally, music is a significant part of the experience at BSK!

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