Kanitha Matouroy, Howden Market

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Kanitha Matouroy, Howden Market

17th and Webster, Oakland | howdenrestaurantandbar.com

Craft: Kanitha Matouroy photo
“Howden Market and Spice Monkey offer food and drink in great community atmosphere. My craft is not just about food, it’s about building relationships and bringing people together to enjoy each other’s company.”

Craft: Kanitha Matouroy photo

What inspired you to start your business? Why did you choose Oakland?
I thrive on watching and embracing in other people’s passion, seeing someone immersing themselves in what they love.

Why Oakland? I’ve traveled all over and been blessed to live and visit many parts of the world, and I have come to know that Oakland is one of its kind. I love the community. The culture that comes together to embrace its own differences and yet celebrates its own uniqueness to share the full color of what the world truly is. That is what makes it all worthwhile to share and to love and care for it. To me Oakland is a symbol of the world or how the world should be like. We are here by choice to be here together. To call it home and share with peace to exist and to love. I am so proud to be part of Oakland at heart.

Do you partner with local suppliers/craft people/artists? Why?
Yes a lot, keep the money in our community and close to home.

Craft: Kanitha Matouroy photo