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Ted Curran

12 neighbors want healthy food trucks that reflect the ethnic makeup of the neighborhood in Downtown Oakland.

Have you ever been to the five square blocks of food carts in downtown Portland? It is a monument to delicious, multicultural food.

Considering that KONO is right between food-conscious downtown and the food desert of West Oakland/ Emeryville, this is an opportunity to promote entrepreneurial business, healthy nutrition, and make the neighborhood look like its inhabitants.

I'd like to see healthy Korean, African, Caribbean, Ethiopian, Mexican, Centroamerican food carts that emphasize fresh vegetables and high quality ingredients.

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Sarah R Filley
Shift Local
Lauren Andersen
Rachel Grossman
Alan Joseph Williams
Tom K.


Downtown Oakland

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Posted Jan 8, 2015
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Alan Joseph Williams

Great idea. I had some amazing tamales (not that they're healthy) on Telegraph during Art Murmur. Convincing them to come en masse requires a crowd.

Maybe it would be possible to pilot a petit-version of your idea: three trucks, three styles of ethnic cooking.

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Posted Oct 12, 2012
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