Umami Mart

Umami Mart

Erin Kunkel

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Oakland,  California
$$
The brick-and-mortar incarnation of food-and-drink blog Umami Mart displays an obsessively curated array of barware and cooking tools in a Shinto-temple-meets-Scandinavian-cabin space. Among the goods imported from Japan: a fish-shaped bottle opener ($22), cheery Giraffe enamel coffeepots ($75), and Hasami porcelain, Japan’s answer to Heath. In the back of the store you’ll find U-Mart, an Oakland take on a Japanese convenience store--the East Bay’s own Peko Peko supplies the bento boxes. 
Last Reviewed October 2013

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