Our Shop

Unlike conventional supermarkets and grocery stores, Mandela is operated, centrally governed, and democratically controlled by our worker-owners. Our structure and operations are guided by cooperative principles and a strong community centered mission.

Our Sourcing Ethos

We prioritize sourcing from local farmers and food purveyors. Why? Because it keeps money circulating within our local economy longer, providing more jobs to people who live in our area. We intentionally support businesses run by people of color because we are deeply committed to creating opportunity for interdependence in the food space, where POC entrepreneurs generate livable incomes that support their families. Our standards for high-quality food means we are always looking for fresh, nutrient dense and packaged foods made with clean ingredients.   

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A Full-Service Grocery Store

Our small neighborhood store has the following departments:

  • Local & Organic Produce

  • Hormone Free Dairy

  • Well Selected Grocery & Sundry Items

  • Household Goods & Pet Food

  • Bulk (including bulk Herbs & Spices)

  • Frozen Food Variety

  • Grab & Go Meals

  • Household Goods

  • Natural Bath & Beauty Products

Local Farmers

& Food Makers


Galant Foods 

Goddess Butter 

Gold Thread 

Grow Oakland Farm, Flowers

Hodo Soy

House Kombucha

Keller Crafted Meats

Living Intentions 

Luscious Lathers

Mandela Foods Distribution 

Mary’s Chicken 

Mr. Dewies Ice Cream

Numi Tea

Pachamama Coffee

Pachamama Kale Chips 

Papa’s Bean Pies 

Red Bay Coffee

Sabor Mexicano

Shakti Foods 

SunFed Ranch 


Thanksgiving Coffee

The No Cookie Cookie 

Ubuntu Coffee Cooperative 

Vital Vittles 

Voila Juice 

Way to Life Foods 

Zion Health 

Acta Non Verba

Avalos farm 

Awesome Bars

Catalan Family Farm 

Golden Rule Organics 

JSM Organic Farm

R. Kelley Farm 

Raised Roots 

Scott Family Farm 

West Oakland Farms 

Alchemy Collective 

Ali’s Kitchen

Alvarado Street Bakery 

Ancient Organics 

Ancient Treasures 

Arizmendi Bakery & Pizzeria, Emeryville 


Baia Pasta

Black Medicine 

Burma Love 

Cafe Santana Roasting Co. 

Casa Sanchez

Claravale Farm 

Cultured Kitchen 

Diaspora Co. 

Dibrova Foods 

Essence Unlimited 

Flower to Fruit


Interested in becoming a local vendor? Start here mandelagrocery.coop/vendor.