San Mateo, California
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Finally, there’s a place for food truck and pop-up graduates to take their game to the next level. KitchenTown is a small-scale collective that allows local makers and food entrepreneurs to use its production kitchen to scale up their businesses—and lets spectators watch. In an unassuming warehouse just west of U.S. 101, the space is split into two sections. The first is the sunny cafe with sky-blue walls and fresh baked goods churned out by the house pastry chef. A retail corner has shelves stocked with products such as mason jar cocktail shakers, ceramic mugs, and packaged foods like caramel corn. But on the opposite side of a floor-to-ceiling glass wall is the pulse of KitchenTown: a massive drool-worthy production kitchen housing about 20 small local purveyors you might recognize from their stints elsewhere, including Slow Girl Foods, Belinda Chocolates, and Skylite Snowballs. Plus, the warehouse was designed as a flex space, so expect pop-up dinners, cooking classes, and food-focused seminars down the line.

Last Reviewed
947 2016

Address

1007 Howard Ave.
San Mateo, CA

Contact

650/458-8080

KitchenTown

San Mateo, California
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Finally, there’s a place for food truck and pop-up graduates to take their game to the next level. KitchenTown is a small-scale collective that allows local makers and food entrepreneurs to use its production kitchen to scale up their businesses—and lets spectators watch. In an unassuming warehouse just west of U.S. 101, the space is split into two sections. The first is the sunny cafe with sky-blue walls and fresh baked goods churned out by the house pastry chef. A retail corner has shelves stocked with products such as mason jar cocktail shakers, ceramic mugs, and packaged foods like caramel corn. But on the opposite side of a floor-to-ceiling glass wall is the pulse of KitchenTown: a massive drool-worthy production kitchen housing about 20 small local purveyors you might recognize from their stints elsewhere, including Slow Girl Foods, Belinda Chocolates, and Skylite Snowballs. Plus, the warehouse was designed as a flex space, so expect pop-up dinners, cooking classes, and food-focused seminars down the line.

Last Reviewed
January 2016

Address

1007 Howard Ave.
San Mateo, CA

Contact

650/458-8080