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Shop Natural!

Why choose natural wine? It's all about the pure, unaltered flavors of the vineyard.

No additives, no fuss. Elevate your wine experience and join the growing community of wine enthusiasts who appreciate the exquisite taste and ethical principles behind natural wine.

Embrace sustainability and savor the essence of authentic winemaking with us today!

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Shop Premium Spirits!

Discover a world of rare, hard-to-come-by premium spirits, handpicked by our Certified Sommelier beverage buyer, Ananda Neil, available exclusively at Howden Market RIGHT NOW!

Indulge in the coveted elegance of Green Chartreuse, savor the purity of Fortaleza Tequila Blanco, and experience the rich flavors of Cazcanes Reposado. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy these liquid gems. Hurry in before they disappear!

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Shop Organic!

At Howden Market, we’ve always aimed to be your ‘cornertopia’ for food and beverages, catering to the tastes and preferences of discerning enthusiasts like you.

Every product we offer is carefully sourced and curated with passion, supporting the artisan craft and maker movement both locally and globally. We want you to know that when you shop with us, you’re not just purchasing products – you’re investing in quality, authenticity, and community.

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Downtown Oakland's favorite grocery store for online ordering, pickup and delivery!

What makes us so special?

Our Story

Established in 2015, Howden Market is the cornertopia for food and beverage lovers! Everything is sourced and curated with passion and careful thought to support the artisan craft and maker movement, locally and globally. Shopping with us, you can be certain that we have vetted every product that is on our shelves --a dedication we will always uphold-- so that we continue to serve our community to streamline your shopping experience and help you set your quality lifestyle.

To be sure, as the community changes, we will change with you, and we welcome your comments and suggestions as we are your neighborhood market.

Our Fearless Leader

Kanitha Matoury

Kanitha Matoury, our esteemed and lovely store-owner, is the Heart and Soul behind Howden Market. In 2007 Kanitha came to Webster at the 17th Street block in Downtown Oakland and opened Spice Monkey Restaurant and Bar, with the vision of a community activation space that housed local music and comedy shows.

With the love for the community and the vision to provide more spaces, Kanitha opened Howden Market in 2015.


Ananda Neil

Our beverage buyer Ananda Neil is an accredited sommelier with the Court Of Master Sommeliers since 1996, with extensive experience raising awareness of emerging small batch, environmentally conscious winegrowers that emphasize sustainable farming practices and expression of terroir. Ananda has been a guest sommelier at the Bay Area’s finest restaurants, wine festivals and industry events as a speaker, consultant and wine judge for nearly twenty years. Additionally, he curates our store's specialty cocktails, craft spirits, local beer and non-alcoholic selections.

Beer, Wine & Spirits Buyer Member, United States Bartender's Guild NorCal Certified Sommelier, Court of Master Sommeliers

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Our Evolution over the years!

Change Is The One Constant!

There have been many changes over the years, as we adapted to the needs of our ever-evolving neighborhood.

Howden Market first began as a deli/dafe and grocery store. Eventually , the Uptown Construction corridor required us to pivot our offerings to pre-packaged, ready-to-go meals to serve the construction workers who were building the highrise apartment and office complexes that surround the neighborhood. Shortly after, the pandemic hit and the world shifted; and again we pivoted to serve our neighborhood at a time when groceries essentials were a valuable necessity.... particularly toilet paper! We had changed our layout to implement safety measures and safely kept our doors open.

Despite these changes, we continue to strive to be the heart of the Oakland downtown community.. a one-stop market where we hug, smile for, and love one another as a community --a heart market if you will.

Please contact us, we welcome all comments and suggestions!

Content & Information

  • Location: 1630 Webster Street, Oakland CA 94612
  • Phone: (510) 879-7516
  • Hours: Sunday - Thursday 11:00am - 8:00pm / Friday - Saturday 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • Woman Owned
  • Veteran Owned
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly
  • Dog Friendly
  • Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Day
  • Vendors: Please email us if you are interested in presenting products with us.