Mission & Values

The Well is a place for people to come together for nourishing food and drinks in North Oakland. The owner, Anwen, has created a menu inspired by her Chinese ancestry, Bay Area upbringing, and background in herbal studies. At The Well, we strive to create an environment where everyone has a seat at the table. Our hope is to create offerings that facilitate deeper connection and nourishment for ourselves, our communities, and the earth. We believe in reciprocal relationships and community resiliency, which is why we offer a pay-what-you-can meal option every day. We source from local farmers, chefs, makers, and herbalists. We showcase local artists, host a weekly open mic, and put on special community events. We offer a retail line centered around wellness and resiliency. Please join us as we say YES to the power of plants and to the power of community.

Our menu offerings:

rice porridge ~ salad ~ soup ~ kitchari ~ granola bowls ~ chia seed pudding ~ mochi muffins ~ cacao balls ~ paleo vegan cookies ~ Chinese tea ~ kava ~ coffee ~ drinking chocolate ~ herbal tea ~ herbal elixirs


Our retail offerings:

herbal tea jars ~ Chinese tea jars ~ superherb jars ~ drinking chocolate jars ~ candles ~ tinctures ~ salves ~ herbal skincare products ~ herbal syrups ~ natural soaps ~ essential oils ~ herbal bitters ~ ayurvedic truffles ~ herbal chocolate