Support Your Local Women of Color Chefs By Ordering Takeaway Food During The COVID-19 Pandemic

March 30, 2020

It’s been a few weeks of shelter-in-place and your cooking skills are stretched. Give yourself a break and order some food for takeaway, and support your local female entrepreneur/chef!

Here are 4 women chefs — alumnae of La Cocina — that are still cooking and serving up food for curbside pickup / delivery in the San Francisco Bay Area during COVID-19 shelter-in-place:


Gujarati chef Heena Patel is offering several options for pickup — from alooo gobi to chicken makhani, and khara lamb! Check out her menu online and call 415-580-7662 to order for pick-up in San Francisco.

Bini’s Kitchen

Nepalese momos are sold in bags of 50 or 100 for curbside pickup — your choice of lamb, turkey, and vegetarian — comes with a generous side of spicy tomato-cilantro sauce. Text or call Bini Pradhan at 415-361-6911 to order in San Francisco’s SOMA district.

Nyum Bai

The award-winning Nyum Bai hawks delicious Cambodian cuisine from chef Nite Yun. Check out her menu online and call 510-500-3338 to place an order for curbside pickup in East Oakland.

Reem’s California

Arab Muslim Palestinian chef Reem Assil runs several locations of the popular Reem’s California’s — her newest location in San Francisco’s Mission district. Her first storefront is in Oakland’s diverse Fruitvale neighborhood. Check out her menu online and schedule delivery/pickup at both locations.

Snacks for delivery? Some La Cocina alumnae operate…

Don Bugito: Prehispanic Snackeria

Monica Martinez is the mastermind behind planet-friendly protein snacks, featuring delicious edible insects in savory and sweet flavors like Dandelion Chocolate-covered crickets. For the less adventurous, there are granola bites powered by cricket flour. Check out her products online.

Oyna Natural Foods

Iranian immigrant Aisan Hoss runs her family food business Oyna Natural Foods to financially support her passion for dance. There are several kuku options for the Persian herb frittata. Check out her products online.

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