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Piedmont Grocery is family owned grocery store located in North Oakland on Piedmont Avenue. Herman Sack and his wife Eugenia opened the Piedmont Grocery in 1902 on Piedmont Avenue at 41st Street. Following an earthquake and fire which destroyed the first store, they relocated to the current location.

Longtime employee Charles Larson bought the business in 1957. Today, David Larson (Charles Larson's son) runs the Piedmont Grocery along with his daughter Amy Pence.


Piedmont Grocery was the recipient of the East Bay Express Best Grocery Store Award in 2014.

The "Folks at Piedmont Grocery" won 2014 "Editors' Choice" Best Grocery Checkout Crew in Oakland Magazine. The store also won 2014 "Readers' Choice" Best Bar in Oakland Magazine.

1915 view of Piedmont Grocery exterior, courtesy Oakland Museum of California1915 view of Piedmont Grocery interior, courtesy Oakland Museum of California


4038 Piedmont Avenue


Open Seven Days a Week
Monday through Sat­urday 9: a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.



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1952 ad - courtesy Chris Treadway