Janice Yenpasook - Owner
What started as a personal effort to live a more healthy life quickly turned into a business opportunity based on the responses of friends and family. Ultimately, we hope to make responsibly produced, healthy, and nutrient rich juice to anyone seeking a more healthful dietary regimen.
We run an exclusively organic, environmentally friendly business that is committed to working with local farms whenever possible. We minimize our carbon footprint by composting virtually 100% of our kitchen waste, recycling, and reusing glass containers.
We also respect our community and believe in the future of Oakland. Each quarter we donate a portion of profits to a local organization that is doing much-needed direct-service work in our community.
But it’s the juice that is our true passion. And we’re committed to developing and producing good tasting products that provide bona-fide health benefits. Ingredients that promote well-being, nutrition, and longevity. Made locally by people who want to help our community live healthier lives.
We are Uptown Juice Company.
Yana is a chef from Los Angeles who is using pop-ups to bringing her love of Filipino food to different parts of the 50 states within 52 weeks. She'll be in Oakland to share Filipino cuisine in our store this Sunday (February 28th, 2016) for a pop-up brunch!! We're also grateful to spend some time with her and learn how Filipino food fosters community. - What is Kamayan? - It's a very traditional way to eat food in the Philippines, if you're in the provinces. It's a casual way of dining; you have to chop off some banana leaves and they...
With our pop-up event right around the corner, we had a moment to speak with Chop Plentii's founder, Baba Afolabi, about his love for African food and sharing it with the Oakland community How old is Chop Plentii? A year this month; it feels good trying to make it consistent You mentioned on your website, “As an African living in the diaspora, it is hard to eat our traditional food on a consistent basis or share it with our friends.” What made it difficult to obtain traditional African food?The fact when we (Africans) moved here (USA) and its hard to get...