Deliver your meals to the masses from an Oakland ghost kitchen

Bay Area real estate prices may make opening a restaurant an expensive affair, but brick-and-mortar isn’t your only option for serving food. CloudKitchens offers a quicker, more affordable solution to cooks and caterers looking to start a delivery-only food business. For as little as $30K, you can start cooking for The Town in a state-of-the-art ghost kitchen.


Why commercial kitchens in Oakland?

Neighboring San Francisco may have the culinary fame, but Oakland has more than its fair share of finger-licking food options. Take one look through your favorite delivery app, and you’ll find a hundred different temptations calling your name.




Open a commercial kitchen in as little as 6 weeks with less capital, and leverage our proven model for delivery.


A team to

support you

We handle the logistics and fulfillment to make sure your orders are delivered with more accuracy, in less time.


New customers at

your fingertips

Our commercial kitchens are located in densely populated areas with the highest volumes of delivery orders, so you can reach more customers online.


Manage orders on

one tablet

Streamline your virtual restaurant's online ordering and delivery platform orders from one single tablet. Our technology integrates all your delivery apps in one place, allowing you to focus on the food.


Build multiple food


Maximize your order volume by running multiple brands and cuisines out of a single commercial kitchen.


Lower costs, higher


When your labor, real estate costs, overhead, and cost of goods go down, your profits go up.

Commercial kitchens built for delivery

Commercial Kitchens in Oakland

Ready to make it a hundred and one? With CloudKitchens, you can add your new food concept to the party with minimal risk and a small upfront investment. For as little as $30K, we can get you started in a commercial kitchen in Oakland.

Of course, we do more than provide a space to cook in. Every CloudKitchen comes complete with a tablet and our proprietary order fulfillment software, so you can confidently manage your deliveries from the moment you start cooking. And the moment you stop cooking, our team is available to assist with maintaining equipment, cleaning, navigating permits and licenses, and more. (You know, all the not-so-fun parts of running a delivery-only kitchen.)

Whether you’re trialing a brand new concept or seeing if Oakland is the right market for your existing menu, we make it easy to get started. Soon, Oakland will be the Bay Area’s most famous food city—just watch.

Commercial kitchens versus traditional restaurants

Real estate

Brick & mortar


High cost, high traffic address

Ghost Kitchens


Same area, low cost low traffic address

Staff required (~)

Brick & mortar


Many dedicated to front-of-house

Ghost Kitchens


We provide staff to handle all order handoffs and more

Weeks to launch 1 location

Brick & mortar


10 locations 5-10 years

Ghost Kitchens


Multiple locations 1 year

Upfront investment

Brick & mortar


High investment

Ghost Kitchens


Low investment

Break even

Brick & mortar


10% profit on 1M run rate

Ghost Kitchens


10% profit on 1M run rate

Kitchen Specs

All you need and more under the hood

We offer kitchens for modern-day chefs and help get you set up with specialized equipment and minimal fuss.


  • Private kitchen
  • Driver pickup area
  • Staff locker area
  • Restrooms
  • Mop wash
  • Cold & freezer storage
  • Dry storage


  • Order pickup & processing*
  • Courier handoff
  • Cleaning & maintenance
  • Safety & health inspections
  • Delivery logistics
  • Extraction & ventilation
  • On-site support staff
  • Delivery software
  • *Level of service dependent on facility


  • 3 compartment sink
  • Prep sink
  • Hand sink
  • Commercial hood
  • Tablet
  • Grease-trap/interceptor


  • Gas points
  • Power outlets
  • High power lighting
  • Cold & hot water lines
  • Gas/fire safety system
  • WiFi
  • Trash / recycle
  • Ethernet connections
  • Grease/trap cleaning
  • Hood/flue cleaning
  • Pest control

Oakland commercial kitchens

Explore our prime delivery locations in the heart of Oakland

Questions?We are here to help.

Are ghost kitchens common in Oakland?

The reason behind the rise of ghost kitchens in Oakland is simple: Leasing or buying a restaurant can be outrageously expensive. Ghost kitchens will likely become more and more popular as rents increase and food delivery volume stays consistent, so now is the ideal time to secure a commercial kitchen space.

What is a ghost kitchen?

A ghost kitchen is a professional kitchen that’s built to serve a delivery-only customer base. Ghost kitchens do not have attached dining rooms for in-person dining, public-facing signage, or storefront space. In fact, you’ve probably walked by some before without even realizing it. For this reason, they’re sometimes also referred to as “dark kitchens.”

CloudKitchens ghost kitchens take the pain out of opening a delivery-only business, with dedicated facilities, onsite staff to help with fulfillment and maintenance, and proprietary technology that streamlines the whole process.

What do I need to get started?

Investment-wise, you can get started with CloudKitchens for around 30k. You and your staff (usually 4-6 people) will be able to keep costs low as you focus on creating your menu and brand identity. 

Are commercial kitchens profitable?

Thanks to their comparatively low overhead, commercial kitchens have the potential to turn an incredible profit. A commercial kitchen’s profitability depends on several factors, like the location, branding, and operating systems at play.

How long does it take to open an Oakland ghost kitchen?

Getting started in a ghost kitchen is far faster than launching a traditional sit-down restaurant. While opening a brick-and-mortar establishment can take several months, starting a ghost kitchen with CloudKitchens can take as few as six weeks. That efficiency is the key to success for food entrepreneurs; the sooner you can deliver orders, the sooner you increase your chances of turning a profit.

How much do commercial kitchens cost?

The cost of opening and operating a commercial kitchen will vary. When you work with CloudKitchens, you can get your ghost kitchen up and running with an investment as low as $30k (compared to the average $1 million for a brick-and-mortar, traditional restaurant).

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