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About Market Hall Foods

If you are a foodie and you’ve died and gone to heaven, well Market Hall Foods is what you’ll most likely find behind those pearly gates.

Market Hall Foods, a stop on our Rockridge Neighborhood Heritage Food Tour, has been serving the Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland with the highest quality produce, prepared foods, cheeses and artisan products since 1987. With a amazing selection of food options, it’s no wonder that Market Hall Foods and the vendors found within Rockridge Market Hall have been going strong for 30 years.

Started by siblings, Sara, Tony and Peter Wilson, Rockridge Market Hall is the first European-style marketplace in the Bay Area (the well-visited market in San Francisco’s Ferry Building came long after). Here, you’ll find market stalls with a variety of vendors such as Highwire Coffee Roasters, Paul Marcus Wines, Hapuku Fish Shop and Marin Sun Farms.

In the center of it all is Market Hall Foods (formerly known as The Pasta Shop) where you’ll find some of the freshest fettuccine, tortellini and raviolis around (our favorite is the Porcini & Black Truffle ravioli). In addition, you’ll find one of the best cheese counters in the entire United States. With more than a thousand types of cheeses presented throughout the year, the Market Hall Foods Cheese Counter is certainly your place to find cheesy domestic favorites and discover new international offerings. Plus, they have an amazing staff of cheesemongers who will help you create the ultimate cheese plate.

Market Hall Foods, 5655 College Avenue, Oakland, CA 94618, 510-520-6006

Watch our Market Hall Foods Food Tour Stop :30 Spotlight Video

As part of our new video series, Local Food Adventures is taking you inside our food tour stops to give you a visual taste of what you’ll find on our food tours. Here, founder and owner Lauren McCabe Herpich introduces you to Market Hall Foods in this Food Tour Stop :30 Spotlight video:

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Rockridge Neighborhood Heritage Food Tour - Local Food Adventures

Sundays at 11:00 am
3 hours – 6 stops
Guest Price: $80
*add Why Not Adventurer option: $15

Grand Lake Cultural Cuisine Food Tour - Local Food Adventures

Saturdays at 3:00 pm
2 hours – 4 stops
Guest Price: $65
*add Why Not Adventurer option: $15

Eat Stay Love Lafayette Food Tour - Local Food Adventures

Last Saturday of Every Month at 11:00 am
2 hours – 5 stops
Adults: $65; Kids 12 & younger: $50
*add Why Not Adventurer option: $10

Rockridge Ice Cream & Gelato Tour - Local Food Adventures

Summer Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00 pm – June through October
1 hours – 3 stops
Adults: $20; Kids 12 & younger: $15

Tickets can be purchased online or by calling (510) 604-6546 up to two hours* prior to the start of the tour.

*Bookings for the Rockridge Neighborhood Heritage Food Tour will be accepted up until three hours prior to the start of the tour.

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