Spotted / Bay Area / Oakland / Umami Mart

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Visiting Umami Mart seriously makes me want to replace my kitchenware and switch all my barware to gold. I’m always on the hunt for simple, unique and well-designed products and this shop carries an amazing selection from Japan. And just recently they opened up a mini food market in the back. I first heard about this spot through Todd’s post on HonestlyYUM and loved every item he captured, so I had to pay them a visit. Plus I heard about the tasty bento boxes Peko Peko drops off here on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Unfortunately I arrived too late after lunch to snag one, but a couple of their onigiri (rice balls) and new gold cocktail stirrers for my bar definitely brightened up my day.

Umami Mart
815 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607
tel: 510 575 9152
www.umamimart.com

* All images by me, Leslie.