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March 27, 2014

Umami Mart Now Hiring!

by Kayoko

We’re slowly growing our team. It’s an exciting time for us here at Umami Mart! We’re looking for someone bright and attentive to work with us at our Oakland headquarters.

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January 1, 2014

Hello 2014!

by Kayoko

After a seriously insane final few weeks of 2013, I’m SO ready to dive into the new year.

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October 9, 2013

Upcoming Event: Koji Workshop with Sonoko Sakai

by Kayoko

Koji is a rice mold that has been used in Japan to ferment sake and shoyu for hundreds of years.

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August 22, 2013

One Year of Umami Mart Oakland

by Kayoko

Our first year as Umami Mart in 3D has zipped by. We opened our doors at 815 Broadway on August 3, 2012, and what a year it’s been!

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July 31, 2013

Upcoming Event: One Year Anniversary Sake Tasting

by Kayoko


Guess what?? Umami Mart Oakland will celebrate its ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY in August!!! Both Yoko and I are so grateful for all the support we’ve received this past year from our community, the Bay Area, and beyond.

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May 24, 2013

Umami Mart Closed This Sunday

by Kayoko

Guess what, we’re re-doing our floors!!! This is SO exciting for us — as many of you know, our floors are white.

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May 3, 2013

U + MAMI: Gift Sets for Mother’s Day

by Kayoko

Yo Martians! Mother’s Day is NEXT SUNDAY MAY 12!!! Have you thought about what you’re gonna do yet?

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February 27, 2013

Umami Mart Seeks Intern!

by Kayoko

It’s been over six months now since Yoko and I started our shop in Oakland, and we’d love a motivated team member to join us!

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February 7, 2013

Event Recap: Quick-Pickles with Kelly Geary

by yoko

With winter roots and wild mushrooms in abundance, January was a perfect time to invite Kelly Geary to Umami Mart for a Quick-Pickling and Canning event.

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November 21, 2012

Happy Holidays at Umami Mart

by Kayoko

The holidays are just around the corner, can you believe it??? I absolutely can not. It’s been a crazy year for us at Umami Mart, and it’s only about to get busier.

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