La Cocina East Bay food box of prepared dishes supports female-owned businesses
Missing your favorite La Cocina restaurants? Here’s a way to enjoy them all in one box while helping the female-led businesses stay afloat during the pandemic.
A hit when it launched in San Francisco, La Cocina’s Community Food Box is now available to order for East Bay pick-up. It includes eight fully-prepared popular dishes made by the Born at La Cocina community of businesses. The East Bay box serves two to four and costs $110, with every penny going directly to the businesses.
Select an omnivore box and you’ll get kuy teav cha, a garlicky stir-fry from Nyum Bai in Oakland; beef and chicken empanadas from El Meson de Violeta in Berkeley; collard greens and mac and cheese from Minnie Bell’s Soul Movement in Emeryville; sugar cookies from A Girl Named Pinky in Berkeley, and more.
Choose vegetarian and you can expect a cheese and za’atar manoushe from Reem’s California in Oakland; spinach, mushroom and ricotta cheese empanada from El Meson de Violeta in Berkeley; collard greens and mac and cheese from Minnie Bell’s Soul Movement in Emeryville; bean and cheese tamales from La Guerrera’s Kitchen in Oakland, and more.
The food box items will change weekly to feature foods from different La Cocina businesses. Pre-orders are required by 3 p.m. Fridays for contactless pick-up on Tuesdays. The next pick up is May 12 between noon and 3 p.m. at Nyum Bai, 3340 East 12th St., #11, Oakland. For more information, visit La Cocina.